Local weatherization programs can help you reduce your energy use and save money!
If your house has high energy bills, is cold in spots – and especially if the snow melts off your roof faster than others – you may need additional attic insulation and sealing. This is one of the most significant things you can do to decrease your energy costs.
The South Central Community Action Plan (SCCAP) weatherizes income-qualified homes in Monroe County – as well as Brown, Morgan, and Owen Counties – at no cost. Find more information and sign up for the Weatherization Program at the SCCAP website.
With help from AmeriCorps NCCC, the Monroe County Energy Challenge provided free- or low-cost attic insulation and air sealing throughout 2016 and 2017. In 2016 alone, NCCC Team Oak 7 helped air seal and insulate 22 Monroe County homes, saving participants an estimated combined $84K over 10 years and 46,000lbs/CO2/year. Mayor John Hamilton even proclaimed August 31, 2016 as NCCC Americorps Team Oak 7 Day in Bloomington because of their positive impact on our community.