Providing Services to Help with Heating and Cooling Costs
No matter what time of year, energy costs can be high. ACCESS Energy and Weatherization programs help address immediate needs as well assistance with long term solutions to save energy and reduce energy consumption.
Low-Income Heating Assistance
Through ACCESS energy Assistance Programs, eligible households can receive a one-time payment toward (typically once per program year) their energy bill. This is a fuel blind program and help is available for all energy types; electric, natural gas, propane, oil and wood. There is no requirement to be at risk of disconnection, just need to be income eligible.
The Energy Education Program provides valuable tips and efficiency products to help make your home more efficient. People can attend one of our conservation workshops to learn simple cost effective ways to lower household energy use and utility costs. This is a hands-on workshop and all eligible attendees receive a personal conservation “start-up” kit upon completion.
Low-Income Weatherization Program
Eligible residents can apply to have their home weatherized at no cost. Each year approximately 400 households are served.
Once an applicant from the waiting list is contacted, an energy audit is performed to determine the best weatherizing measures based on the existing condition of the home and the funds available.
Types of services provided may include ceiling, wall and floor insulation; energy related minor home repairs; infiltration reduction; heating duct improvements; and energy conservation education.
To learn more about one of our programs please click on link below or call 541-779-6691