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.
SEMCO HOOK UP
If you are income-qualified, heat with propane or fuel oil and live along SEMCO's route, Efficiency United will cover the cost of replacing your furnace and water heater with natural gas equipment to help you over the financial hurdle.
Deciding to bring the gas to your house can be financed long-term on your bill.
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 have a team of AmeriCorps volunteers to do residential energy efficiency work and are looking for homes to improve.