The goal of the Weatherization Program is to
provide energy conservation measures
to low-income homeowners and renters
to reduce their home energy bills.
YOU QUALIFY FOR FUEL ASSISTANCE, YOU ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR WEATHERIZATION.
For more information contact:
SOUTHWESTERN MINNESOTA OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL, INC. (SMOC)
1106 3rd Ave * PO Box 787 * Worthington,
or Toll Free 1-800-658-2444
If you wish, you can also fill out the interest form below
then send it to our office
to see if you would qualify for the Weatherization Program
SMOC Weatherization Interest Form
For Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, and Rock Counties.
The Weatherization Program provides the following FREE
services to income eligible homeowners and renters in an effort to help people stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the
~ Insulating attics, walls and rim joists along with proper ventilation.
~ Perform blower tests and seal bypasses.
Test, repair and/or mechanical systems.
Address energy related health & safety conditions.
These services are offered at NO COST to eligible households.
Home Energy Tips
~ Windows are the coldest surfaces in most homes. Sealing the window with weather stripping
and caulk will reduce air leaks.
~ Turn down your thermostat 5 degrees when you leave home to lower energy costs.
~ Make sure doors and windows close tightly. Replace cracked or broken glass.
~ The water heater will be more energy efficient if it is set at a lower temperature, such as 120°.
~ Wear several layers of clothing to help stay warm.
~ Repair leaky hot water faucets.
~ Have the furnace filter
changed monthly during the winter.
~ Close off rooms that are not being
used. Shut the heat registers in those rooms.
~ Wrap your water heater
if it is in an unheated area. Wrap with a water heater blanket.
~ Use the
cold water setting to wash clothes.
~ Clean the dryer lint screen before
each load. A clogged lint screen increases drying time.
~ Always turn off
lights, TV sets, and radios when rooms are vacant.
~ Use portable heaters
only when someone is in the room.
~ Vent the clothes dryer to the outside.