Upper Chichester – 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. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, these families pay 16.3% or more of their annual incomes for energy compared to 3.5% for others. However, Weatherization can help low-income families save an average of $283 per year. The Weatherization Program is available to help make low-income households more energy efficient.
National Weatherization Day is recognized in October as part of Energy Awareness Month. In addition to reducing the energy burden on families, Weatherization also provides health and safety benefits and creates thousands of American jobs.
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. CAADC also provides Weatherization services in Lebanon, Chester, Montgomery and Lancaster Counties. All services are free of charge. CAADC is committed to providing services in a safe and healthy method including utilizing PPE equipment.
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.”
Funding for this program is provided by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development. Income guidelines do apply. To apply for the Weatherization Program or for additional information, residents can contact CAADC at (610) 521-8770.