Did you know that each month Lisa Jensen, a resource coordinator with the United Way of Chittenden County’s Working Bridges program puts together a list of useful resources for all of us here at CCV?
Well she does, and now we’ll be featuring her monthly resources here in the announcements section of ccv.edu! Check back regularly to see what Lisa has dug up for us. And here’s what’s on tap for August:
Summer is the time to enjoy the warm sunshine, BUT also the time to think about how to keep the cold air out when frosty days arrive. The resources below can help you prepare your apartment or home for the winter season. Plan ahead for energy efficiency and lowering costs!
- If you rent, it is easy to make your home more comfortable, save money and use less energy with just a few low-cost and no-cost changes.
- If you are a homeowner, and making improvements or simply shopping for light bulbs, there are energy-efficient products and services available that can help to lower your energy bills.
- Vermont’s Weatherization Program is designed to help lower income residents — particularly older Vermonters, people with disabilities, and families with children — to save fuel and money by improving the energy efficiency of their homes.
- Eligible households (renters or homeowners) include any whose incomes are at or below 80 percent of Vermont’s median income, based on household size. 2014-15 Income Eligibility Guidelines available on the website.
- Do you are anyone in your household receive Fuel Assistance or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? If so, your household is considered automatically eligible for weatherization services.
- Check out the schedule for workshops in your area to learn how you can save money by saving energy.
- Home Energy Makeover trailer and the Weatherization Skillshops 888-514-2151)
- Both of these statewide initiatives demonstrate how homes can be more energy efficient and that there are low-cost measures that handy Vermonters can tackle to save money and improve comfort.