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Weatherize now to prepare for winter later

Weatherize now to prepare for winter later

Summer is almost over, and in a few more months, winter will be here. Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) is reminding residents that weatherization can significantly improve their comfort, health, and expenses this winter.

Available for eligible residents of Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties, the Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) through GLCAP offers no-cost insulation and other measures to improve home safety, energy usage, and utility costs. In 2019, GLCAP weatherized more than 143 homes in HWAP’s six-county service region.

“Many homes in our area are still lacking sufficient insulation, which leads to major energy loss during the winter months,” GLCAP Housing & Energy Director Terry Jacobs said. “At no cost for eligible residents in our service region, we can add insulation to walls, attics and other areas, and conduct other services to reduce energy loss and improve the comfort and safety of the home.”

The program is available to residents at or below 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines (e.g. $25,520 annual income/household of one; $52,400 annual income/household of four).

Those who are interested in the program may visit www.glcap.org/weatherization for more information, or call 419-333-6101.


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