Friday, October 12, 2007

Henderson and Transylvania Counties Now Accepting Applications for Weatherization Assistance

Release Date: October 4, 2007

October 30, 2007 is National Weatherization Day in the US. We would like to advise the public in Henderson and Transylvania counties that WCCA is now taking applications for assistance from our Weatherization Dept. for Weatherization work including insulating, air sealing, and tightening of dwellings. We are also taking applications for the Heating Appliance Repair or Replacement Program.

The work will be done from now until June 30, 2008 and is for low income persons/families who own or rent their homes. Applicants may contact Rhonda Maybin at 693-1711 or Stephanie O’Shields at 884-3220 to make an application appointment or for more information.

Isothermal Planning and Develop Commission Launches Press Release

The following Public Service Announcment was launched earlier this year and has run on local television and cable networks in the IPDC Service Area.

Wondering how to cut your energy bill and make your home warmer this winter? Cooler this summer? Weatherization helps make people warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, saves energy and money. The best technologies in the field. The Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program may be able to help. The WAP/HARRP program this fiscal year were able to assist 100 units for Weatherization, plus repaired or replaced 50 heating & cooling units in the HARRP program. WAP measures can save 12 to 20% annually on your energy burden in the home.

For more information, please contact Ms. Becky McKelvey at Isothermal Planning & Development Commission at 828-287-2281 ext. 1238.