The Community Action Organization of Delaware, Madison & Union Counties (also serving Champaign, Logan & Shelby Counties) has three electric utility programs funded by AEP, Dayton Power & Light and Ohio Edison. Customers of any of these three companies may qualify for energy savings measures for the home. Income eligibility is 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines ($48,600 for a family of four).
The following are some of the energy efficiency baseload measures Community Action may be able to provide for local homes:
*Change to compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs). CFLs use 75 percent less energy and last 10 times longer. Use efficient bulbs in the rooms that you use the most – kitchen, bathroom and living room.
*Replace inefficient refrigerators with Energy Savings models. Household appliances account for 13 percent of the average home electric bill. Energy Star appliances use 10-20 percent less energy than standard appliances.
*Water Savings Measures. Insulating your water heater can reduce heat loss by 25-45 percent. Insulate your hot water pipes. Install a water savings shower-head. It won’t reduce your water pressure. Using low flow fixtures around your home can achieve water savings of 25-60 percent.
For further information regarding guidelines and to schedule appointments, contact the Community Action Organization at 937-772-9164.
Submitted by the Community Action Organization of Delaware, Madison & Union Counties.