Too Hot? Too Cold? Weatherize with Pacific Power
July 17, 2012
From sweltering summer days to snowy winter evenings, Northern California sees it all. Drastic weather changes can take quite a toll on energy use if you’re not prepared. That’s why now is as good a time as any to start thinking about weatherproofing your home.
Pacific Power’s website is a good place to start, to get ideas on how to improve the energy efficiency of your home. But what if funds are too tight to tackle needed projects?
Pacific Power and local agencies are working together to provide free weatherization services to low-income households in Modoc, Del Norte and Siskiyou counties. Services include installing free insulation, weather-stripping, compact fluorescent light bulbs and more.
Income-qualifying homeowners and renters living in single-family homes, mobile homes or apartments are encouraged to apply. Eligibility starts with annual incomes at or below $30,260 for a two-person household. (See chart.)
For more income-based information or to apply for the weatherization program, please call the appropriate agency listed below:
Del Norte County
Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA)
Redwood Community Action Agency
1-800-252-4440, ext. 201
Great Northern Corporation
530-938-4115, ext. 15
For additional low-income assistance and weatherization tips check out pacificpower.net/wattsmart
About Pacific Power
Pacific Power is headquartered in Portland, and provides electric service to more than 730,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. It is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, providing 1.7 million customers with value for their energy dollar and safe, reliable electricity. In 2010, Pacific Power celebrated 100 years serving customers and communities. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.net.
Following are the income qualification levels for this weatherization program:
|Household size:||Monthly gross income at or below:||Annual income at or below:|
|For each additional person add:||$660||$7,920|