Rising summer temperatures can lead to higher energy bills and an uncomfortable home. And now through August 31, qualified applicants for MORPC’s home weatherization service can receive a “cool” $25 cash gift card for completing the initial home energy inspection.
MORPC helps provide relief from the heat and reduce energy bills with the home weatherization program. These weatherization services are available year-round to income-eligible Franklin County residents at no cost.
During the past 30 years, MORPC has serviced more than 19,000 income-eligible Franklin County households through its programs. MORPC’s experienced energy efficiency professionals perform energy inspections and safety checks of homes throughout the year. They start by thoroughly evaluating and identifying potential energy improvements, as well as related health and safety hazards.
The inspection may result in a tune-up or replacement of the furnace or water heater, installation of attic or sidewall insulation, or replacement of refrigerators, freezers and light bulbs with more efficient models. Insulation and air sealing are especially important for keeping cool air indoors during the summer. Signing up for MORPC’s weatherization program now will not only keep the home cool in the summer, but will also get the home prepared for the cold winter that is ahead.
“MORPC is proud of the important work we do each and every day to provide a leg up to families throughout Franklin County. Residents are encouraged to apply for weatherization services this summer to make improvements that provide benefits year-round.”
MORPC Director of Energy & Air Quality Christina O’Keeffe
The programs are provided at no cost 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.
Apply for MORPC’s home weatherization program by calling 614.621.1171, and take advantage of the $25 cash gift card offer through August 31. There are additional local resources available to provide energy bill assistance and keep the home cooler, so check out the following programs:
LifeCare Alliance’s Beat the Heat program offers free fans to Central Ohio residents. For more information call the Fan Information Hotline at 614.437.2870.
The Breathing Association’s Summer Crisis Program begins July 2 and provides electric utility bill assistance and a window air conditioning unit to those who qualify based on income, age, and medical condition. For more information, call 866.861.6399.
Those seeking more information on MORPC’s programs can visit morpc.org/energyservices.