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Free Home Weatherization Program

Obetz encourages any of its residents that meet the requirements to apply for this program. The window left to apply is very small, so apply ASAP! Apply over the phone using the code “Obetz” at 614-621-1171.

Making sure your home is weatherized will aid in keeping it cool during high temperatures according to the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC). MORPC’s Home Weatherization program is a free service offered to residents in Franklin County in an effort to reduce energy consumption and improve health, safety and comfort. The service not only keeps homes warm in the winter but also aids in keeping homes cool during the summer.

MORPC’s home weatherization program reduces air leaks and insufficient insulation, which contribute to uncomfortable indoor temperatures. MORPC’s professional staff performs home energy inspections and safety checks, and identifies energy-saving improvements and related health and safety hazards.  The resulting work may include tune-up or replacement of the furnace or water heater, installation of insulation, air sealing, or replacement of refrigerators and light bulbs with more efficient models.

MORPC provides free services year-round to income-eligible Franklin county households. Funding is provided by Columbia Gas of Ohio’s WarmChoice® program, American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio’s Community Assistance Program, and the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Home Weatherization Assistance Program and Electric Partnership Program.

Visit www.morpc.org/EnergyServices for more information or call MORPC at 614-621-1171 to determine eligibility and apply over the phone.

Click HERE for weatherization flyer.