NMCAA Offers Winterization Programs

As the cold weather approaches, families or individuals who are considered low income can apply for NMCAA’s winterization program.

Wintization“We are funded annually by the Department of Energy through a federal fund and the state LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) funding as well,” said NMCAA Housing and Energy Efficiency Services Director Tish Stave. “This year, and for the next five years, we’ll be reviving some additional funds through the department of energy through the bipartisan infrastructure law.”

The program helps lower energy costs, especially during the winter when energy bills are so high.

If approved for the program, NMCAA sends a certified energy auditor to your home, and finds what possible energy savings can be made.

Some are as simple as a furnace tune up or changing a lightbulb, while others are installing insulation or replacing hot water heaters.

“Anybody can call us and be prescreened,” said Stave. “We do have a waiting list but we are trying to get through that as quick as we can and serve as many people as we’re able to.”

NMCAA will be hosting a hands-on educational winterization event on Oct. 20 for those interested in learning more about the program.

The event will be in their parking lot at 3963 Three Mile Rd in Traverse City from 12:00- 3:00.

NMCAA can be reached at (231) 775-9781.