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November 2006 News News page Archive
The weatherization crew with the proclamation recognizing their accomplishments benefitting the citizens of Washington County.
WMCAP Crew Honored During National Weatherization Month

October was National Weatherization Month. Washington-Morgan Counties Community Action took advantage of October 30, 2006, National Weatherization Day, to honor the accomplishments of its weatherization staff. During the program year ending March 31, 2006, the crew overcame a number of obstacles to not only meet but exceed the goal of serving eighty one (81) households. Thus far in 2006, forty seven (47) homes have received service. The staff has been able to continue to meet their production goal even though that goal was increased by twelve (12) five months into the program year.

The program has evolved over the years from being very labor and material intensive to utilizing computerization and technology to determine the most cost effective measures to apply. Sidewall and attic insulation, air leak sealing, furnace repair and replacement are some of the measures allowable. Education is a valuable part of the program. Families are given tips on how to reduce their energy consumption through relatively minor changes in their living habits. They are encouraged to set back thermostats when not at home or sleeping, to check the temperature of their hot water tank (set no higher than 115 degrees). Checking furnace filters monthly is also recommended. Independent evaluations have demonstrated that the statewide energy savings generated by the weatherization program average more than 20%. With the ever increasing cost of heating a home, this amounts to a significant savings to families.

October 30 was also declared Weatherization Day in Washington County by the Washington County Commissioners. Their declaration cited the many positive accomplishments of the program and its benefit to the citizens of Washington County. Executive Director David Brightbill presented the proclamation and expressed his and the Board’s gratitude for a job well done. Crew members receiving the proclamation are: Roger Truax, Don Sheets, Jeremy Adkins, Nathan Britton, Denny Herndon, Harold Brown and John Miller.

The Weatherization Program is funded by the Ohio Department of Development, Office of Energy Efficiency with money received from the United States Department of Energy and the Department of Human Services.

For more information about the Weatherization Program please contact the Housing and Transportation Department at (740) 373-7671.

 


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