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Home Weatherization Program Helps Franklin County Residents Stay Cool in the Summer

August 16, 2016

With the hot weather this summer, it’s important to make sure your home is cool and running efficiently.

Income-eligible Franklin County residents can benefit from MORPC’s year-round home weatherization program, which is a free service to reduce energy consumption and improve health, safety, and comfort.

MORPC’s home weatherization program helps control indoor temperatures by ridding your home of air leaks and insufficient insulation. Staff perform an energy inspection and safety check. Through this process they can identify energy-saving improvements or health and safety hazards. The resulting work may include tune-up or replacement of the furnace or water heater, installation of insulation, air sealing, or replacement of refrigerators and light bulbs with more efficient models.

Energy savings can translate into income that can be put toward other needs such as food, health care, or transportation. To be eligible, one must rent or own a home in Franklin County and his or her total household income during the previous year must be equal to or less than 150-200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

These programs and services are provided thanks to funding from the private utilities including Columbia Gas of Ohio and AEP Ohio along with federal funds through the Home Weatherization Assistance Program administered through the Ohio Development Services Agency.

Visit www.morpc.org/EnergyServices for more information or call MORPC at 614-621-1171 to determine eligibility and apply over the phone.