RESIDENTIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY
MORPC offers free residential energy efficiency programs that keep homes warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer and reduce energy bills. These income-eligible programs are available year-round to Franklin County residents.
To be eligible you must rent or own a home in Franklin County and your total household income during the preceding 12 months must be equal to or less than 150-200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) Plus and Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) recipients are encouraged to apply.
Call 614.621.1171 to check your eligibility and apply for the program over the phone. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MORPC’s experienced professionals perform home energy inspections and safety checks and identify measures that improve the safety and comfort of the home. Based on eligibility the client may receive the following energy-saving services at no cost:
- Repair or replacement of electric and gas appliances (furnaces, water heaters, stoves)
- Attic and sidewall insulation
- Air sealing
- Replacement of refrigerators, freezers and light bulbs
The average household will see a 28 percent reduction in energy bills, which translates to income that can be used for other needs such as food, health care or transportation. Over the past 25 years, MORPC has serviced more than 15,000 households making homes safer, more energy efficient and comfortable.
These programs are free to income-eligible clients thanks to funding from Columbia Gas of Ohio’s WarmChoice program, Ohio Development Services Agency's Home Weatherization Assistance Program and Electric Partnership Program, and AEP Ohio's Community Assistance Program.
Community partners and organizations play an important role in helping us reach new clients. We are happy to provide materials, presentations, articles, web links or brief listings in resident guides to reach clients who may benefit from our services. Please contact Brandi Whetstone at 614-233-4174 if you are interested in helping us serve more income-eligible clients in Franklin County.
MORPC’s Weatherization Showcase takes you inside a client's home to see weatherization and energy efficiency improvements in action. For media interested in attending the annual event or scheduling a separate showcase, please contact Bernice Cage at 614-233-4157.
MORPC is always looking for contractors to submit applications for our Housing Rehab programs. For more information click the links below.