Homes without weatherization cost more money to heat and even more money to cool; they can complicate breathing conditions such as asthma and COPD. Inefficient homes can also mask undetected safety hazards. Through energy efficient improvements, safety checks and consumer education, MYCAP takes a comprehensive approach to maximizing energy and dollar savings
Weatherization services provided include attic, wall and basement insulation, blower-door and diagnostic testing for air leakages and heating system repairs or replacements as needed in each home. The program also identifies and repairs health, safety and comfort-related problems common in older homes often occupied by low-income families.
These programs provide public benefits, program applications, and home energy audits to help lower electric consumption. Residents are helped to develop an energy conservation plan through Energy Efficiency Education. Our staff conduct home visits to help prepare applications for people who are home bound and cannot come into our offices.
The HEAP programs provide a one-time payment per heating season to restore or retain home heating services. Households eligible include those that have had their utility service terminated, face the threat of disconnection or have less than a 10-day supply of bulk fuel. MYCAP works closely with utility companies to make sure customers are not without heat and power during cold weather months. Also, energy Star appliance upgrades are available on a limited basis for defined users. (Read More)
Residents of Mahoning County are encouraged to take advantage of the Energy Assistance Services offered by the Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP).
One such program is the Winter Crisis Program. “This program is in place to help individuals and families who currently do not have any
electric or gas service, or they have been notified there will be a disconnection of these services,” said Al Stabilito, Director of the Center for Family & Economic Success at MYCAP. “Also, individuals and families who use bulk fuel are eligible.” The Winter Crisis Program runs through March 31, 2013 at MYCAP. Residents must meet the following requirements in order to qualify for this program:
Emergency Home Energy Assistance Winter Crisis Program – (Through March 31, 2013)
A component of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is the Summer Crisis Program. This program assists eligible families during the summer months.
Please check back with us in June, 2013 since the scope of work has not yet been determined. (Read More)
Ever wonder if your electric appliances are energy efficient?
Perhaps you own a refrigerator or freezer and you think it may waste an enormous amount of energy, but you’re not sure. Or, you look at the lighting in your house and wonder if replacing your current light bulbs with the new compact fluorescent light bulbs will actually cut costs on your energy bill.
The Electric Partnership Program (EPP) is in place to help eligible residents in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties find out if their appliances are energy efficient. Also, it gives homeowners an opportunity to replace those old light bulbs with the new compact fluorescent bulbs and possibly replace their present refrigerator and/or freezer with a brand new Energy Star Model that is energy efficient.