“We find hidden treasure” James Trout
Hundreds of households have found a hidden treasure in their home with the help of Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation’s (JFCAC) Weatherization Program. Clients have found free “energy equity” recovered from their home’s utility budget after getting weatherized. That equity arrives in the form of money saved on utility bills, every month, over and over again, thanks to the expert energy audit and retrofit made possible by JFCAC’s free Weatherization (Wx) program for income eligible households.
“I saw results on my very next utility bill!” Wx client
“The average un-weatherized home leaks air equal to a 4 foot hole in the wall” Department of Energy
The improvements can run deeper than just energy savings. Recently one of our energy auditors was reading a diagnostic tool that said a furnace was ok, but he was suspicious of evidence he saw that there might be a problem. He ordered a checkup by our heating technician and he found a burned out firebox inside that was leaking carbon monoxide (CO). He said it was amazing that the owners were still alive. They thought their health problems just came from growing old. Now they are enjoying aging at home, breathing healthier air, paying lower utility bills, and living more comfortably.
The Department of Energy helps fund Weatherization in Missouri, and every dollar invested generates an overall return of $2.40. We also hear back from homeowners who no longer miss work due to chronic ailments, who can stay in their homes now that living is more affordable. Energy efficiency measures are a far more effective way to control energy costs than building new utility plants.
To find out if you qualify for weatherization, call David at 636-789-2686 x 1302, or email Wx@jfcac.org
For public speaking on Weatherization, contact James Trout, 314.677.1123 or email@example.com