Enviroment http://wemu.org en Weatherization Program Aims to Help Reduce Energy Bills http://wemu.org/post/weatherization-program-aims-help-reduce-energy-bills <p><a href="http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/community-and-economic-development/housing-and-community-infrastructure/Weatherization/weatherization"><strong>The Washtenaw County Weatherization Program is taking applications to help low-income households reduce their energy bills this winter. </strong></a></p><p></p><p>The program helps increase energy efficiency in applicants' homes by adding insulation and inspecting and repairing water heaters, furnaces and refrigerators.&nbsp;</p><p>Program coordinator Aaron Kraft says the first thing they do is audit a home to determine what problems it faces.<br /><br />Kraft says the service is only applicable for people living in certain kinds of homes.&nbsp;</p><p>The weatherization program helps around 100 households a year, and has assisted thousands since it began.</p><p></p><div id="parent-fieldname-text"><p><strong><span id="parent-fieldname-description">Homeowners and renters in Washtenaw County may be eligible for FREE weatherization services to help reduce energy bills. </span></strong></p><blockquote><p>The county can help&nbsp; provide&nbsp;energy saving repairs, which may include but are not limited to:</p><ul><li>Insulation in the attic, walls, and crawl-spaces</li><li>Furnace and water heater inspections and repairs</li><li>Caulking around drafty windows and doors</li><li>Inspections and replacements for inefficient refrigerators</li><li>Weather-stripping around doors and attic accesses</li></ul></blockquote><p>For more information, including eligibility requirements,&nbsp;please review the <a href="http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/community-and-economic-development/housing-and-community-infrastructure/Weatherization/Weatherization%20FAQs">Weatherization FAQs page.</a></p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:17:14 +0000 Bob Eccles 37689 at http://wemu.org Weatherization Program Aims to Help Reduce Energy Bills Growing Hope Executive Director Announces Ypsilanti Mayoral Bid http://wemu.org/post/growing-hope-executive-director-announces-ypsilanti-mayoral-bid <p>Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber hasn't said whether he'll run for re-election in 2014, but if he does, he'll face a challenge from Amanda Edmonds.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://growinghope.net/">The Growing Hope </a>Executive Director is also vice-chair of the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority. She's vice-chair of the Washtenaw Food Policy Council, and was appointed by the Governor to a similar organization at the state level.</p><p>The 36 year-old is running as a Democrat.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:24:20 +0000 Bob Eccles 37486 at http://wemu.org Growing Hope Executive Director Announces Ypsilanti Mayoral Bid