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It’s that time of year. The cold weather is back. This means Milwaukee County residents are cranking up the heat. It can add hundreds of dollars to a household budget creating a huge financial burden for local families.
SDC’s Weatherization Team can help.
SDC auditors inspect homes and help residents make changes that make homes more energy efficient. Updates and changes help some families save more than $400 a year on energy bills.
Serving like a non-profit, the state’s largest community action agency can replace hot water heaters, furnaces and other items to help Milwaukee County’s low-income residents.
Weatherization also saves energy in the home by repairing and improving the building. The goal is to increase the home’s energy efficiency, safety, and comfort by eliminating drafts and performing minor furnace maintenance and repair. Auditors may add insulation in attics, walls, the floor and perimeter.
Weatherization services prevent the loss of heated inside air. It ensures that appliance and heating systems work safely and efficiently. Auditors are available weekday mornings. As long as the home owner gives permission, reporters can follow an auditor and see how they are improve homes for weatherization customers.