KPUB Partners with AACOG, Dietert Center & Community Council for Community Energy Saving & Assistance Event
Learn how you can save energy and money—and possibly have improvements made to your residence for free at a Community Weatherization & Assistance Event on Thursday, November 9, 2023, from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the Dietert Center.
Team members from Kerrville Public Utility Board (KPUB), Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) and Community Council of South Central Texas (CCSCT) will be in attendance to discuss:
- AACOG’s free funding for energy-saving home improvements *must income qualify and meet eligibility criteria
- Home energy-saving tips & energy audits through KPUB
- KPUB’s rebate offerings for energy-efficient home improvements
- KPUB’s community solar rate for low-to-moderate-income households
- Local agency assistance, including utility assistance, rental programs and emergency programs through CCSCT
KPUB will give away blanket kits equipped with weather stripping while supplies last and sponsor a drawing for a free Smart Nest Thermostat. Complimentary refreshments will also be provided for attendees.
“If you are looking to save energy or for a helping hand in some way, this is the event to be at,” said Allison Bueché, KPUB director of customer & community relations. “Our KPUB staff and community partners look forward to connecting our customers with available resources out there.”
AACOG’s weatherization assistance program (WAP) provides savings for the lifetime of your house by reducing energy bills and is 100% free for those that income qualify. The program can be available to both renters and homeowners.
Although AACOG’s WAP program does not address major home repairs, it can help lower the amount of energy used in a home with weatherization upgrades. The less energy it takes to heat or cool the house, the more money that is saved on utility bills.
Examples of some of the energy-saving weatherization upgrades may include attic, wall and/or floor insulation, installation of new gas water heaters, space heaters, HVAC, or window air conditioning units, replacement or repair of broken windows and weather-stripping and caulking for air leakage control.
AACOG will be providing and accepting applications onsite for the WAP. Applicants will need proof of income, proof of U.S. Citizenship and identification for every member of their household (U.S. passport—or birth certificate and driver’s license, or qualified alien status documentation). Applicants will also need to provide a current copy of their electric (or gas/propane) utility bill.
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