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Winter is Coming: Free Weatherization Could Save You Money, Energy

Fall is in the air, and that means heating bills are around the corner. Did you know 47% of most power bills are from heating and cooling your home? The good news is there are ways for you to save on the largest portion of your power bill, and you might even qualify for free home weatherization services and efficiency upgrades. As part of Buncombe County’s Strategic Plan 2025 goal to promote environmental stewardship, we are proud to partner with the nonprofit organization Energy Savers Network. This free program is aimed at saving you money while reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. It’s easy to sign up, and you might be eligible for free energy-efficient upgrades and repairs that will save you money on your utility bills.

Here’s how to qualify

  • You must rent or own a mobile or single-family home in Buncombe County.
  • You must have a household income less than 200% of federal poverty guidelines.
  • To learn more about qualifying, click here, call (828) 585-4492, or view the PDF below in Spanish or English.

Here’s what people are saying about Energy Savers Network

  • "Because of your organization, my apartment stays five degrees cooler. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done." – Natalie Petro
  • "I was very at ease and very comfortable with them coming in - they were very personable and everything they did worked great." – Shanda Anderson
  • "I’m here to share with you the tremendous work that has helped me in my household. The aerators - those are awesome - even my 7-year-old daughter loves them. And the door weatherstripping – I used to have drafts come through my back and front door but once they fixed them I don’t have to place a blanket up over the doors anymore." – Allison Prince

Also, check out these money-saving, energy-reducing tips that anyone can use in their home.

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Spanish - Energy Savers Network 543 KB 08/04/2021 9:45 AM
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