Ontonagon Residential ENERGY EFFICIENCY Support
INCOME QUALIFICATION GUIDE
If you are income-qualified, then there are opportunities to bring down the cost of your electricity and heat.
DO YOU HAVE AN ELECTRIC WATER HEATER?
If so and you are income-qualified, we can replace your electric water heater with a heat pump water heater, at no cost to you.
These units bring down the cost of heating your water to about that of natural gas, and dehumidify your basement. They are a hybrid, and in the coldest months they switch to heating with electricity.
DO YOU HAVE RADIATOR HEAT?
If you are income qualified and have a boiler heating your house - (radiators or hot water):
funds are available to install 3-4 ECM units in the area.
ECM stands for "electronically commutated motors," which replace existing pumps in your system.
Existing pumps keep running hot water after it comes up to temp. An ECM has a temperature sensor on it that shuts it off when it comes to temp, and saves electricity that way.
Would you like help winterizing your home?
We are working to bring a team of AmeriCorps volunteers to the area to do residential energy efficiency work and are looking for homes to improve.