MEDIA- October 30th is National Weatherization Day. Weatherization provides a cost-effective permanent solution for reducing the heavy energy burden on low-income Americans. As the cold weather approaches, most families across the country are turning up their thermostats to combat dropping temperatures. For low-income families, however, cranking up the heat is not always an option. These families pay 14.4% or more of their annual incomes for energy compared with only 3.3% for other non low-income families. The Weatherization Program is available to help make low-income households more energy efficient.
The Weatherization Assistance Program in Delaware County is administered by the Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC). The program provides quality energy education and home conservation modifications. On average, the program reduces heating bills by 20-30%. All services are free of charge.
Edward T. Coleman, Chief Executive Officer of CAADC, urged, “This program can make a real tangible difference immediately to those already on a strained budget and continue to help them in the future. This is an excellent time to call and get fast service before winter arrives and the program gets very busy.”
Annual income guidelines currently are:
Family of 1: $23,340
Family of 2: $31,460
Family of 3: $39,580
Family of 4: $47,700
Family of 5: $55,820
Add $8,120 for each additional family member.
Funding for this program is provided by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development. To apply for the Weatherization Program or for additional information, residents can contact CAADC at (610) 521-8770.