October marks National Energy Awareness Month, which includes weatherization. CACS provides weatherization services that reduce household energy burdens and help families afford necessities like food and medicine. Almost one-third of U.S. households have reported difficulty in paying energy bills or adequately heating and cooling their homes. Weatherization helps lower utility bills and makes homes more energy-efficient. On average families can save $283 per year by weatherizing their homes.
So, what is Weatherization? It’s more than just preparing your home for the cold winter Michigan months. The Weatherization Assitance Program takes a “whole home” approach to improving the safety and health conditions of a house. Weatherization Assitance Program measures like furnace repair and wall and attic insulation help promote energy equity by lowering utility burden and making energy more affordable for families.
During the month of October CACS will host an informational training session and demonstration of the different ways weatherization can improve your quality of life. On Oct. 18 weatherization training trailers and tool trailers will be at the Lansing/East Lansing service center, as well as giving out supplies such as LED lightbulbs, coil brushes, and more.
Learn more about the CACS Weathierzation program here.