Warmer weather will soon be on its way. El Dorado County residents can keep their homes cooler this summer and warmer next winter, by taking advantage of free weatherization services through the El Dorado County Community Services Weatherization Program. “The average household saves $400 each year on their energy bills after weatherization,” said Kyle Hartman, weatherization supervisor with Community Services.
Qualified low-income property owners and renters can receive an average of $3,055 in home improvements through the program. “The goal is to make the home more energy efficient and to ensure occupant safety,” said Hartman. Weatherization technicians check the home to see where improvements can be made; services are customized for each home and designed for maximum cost savings. “We can provide shade screens, fix broken glass, install ceiling fans and insulation in attics, repair or replace water heaters, and repair or replace heating units and air conditioners, for example.” The Weatherization Program also has an emergency fund to help eligible households with emergency repair, replacement and installation of heating/cooling appliances and water heating appliances.