“Get a Head Start on Energy Savings”

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High fuel prices and low temperatures this past winter had many families worried about energy bills. Now is the time to prepare for the coming heating season! If yours is a low income household, the Weatherization Assistance Program may be able to help. A home energy audit will be performed to assess the efficiency and safety of your home.

Services include insulation, caulking and furnace repair and are free to qualifying applicants. Funding for this program is provided by the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal.

According to national studies, households that receive weatherization services can expect heating costs to be reduced 20 to 25 percent. At today’s fuel cost, that amounts to about a $400 savings. As fuel costs continue to rise, even greater savings will result.

For Eligibility and Application information contact Albany County Opportunity, Inc at 432-4460 or visit www.albanycap.org. You can also stop by the Weatherization Office at 333 Sheridan Ave in Albany.

Remember, a warm home in the winter is also a cool home in the summer!

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About Albany County Opportunity, Inc.

Albany County Opportunity, Inc. (ACOI) is a community action agency with a mandate to assist in breaking the cycle of poverty and to promote the development of communities as well as families and individuals.

ACOI is a 501(c)(3) corporation with the mission to assist people of low income toward economic self-sufficiency. Since 1966, the agency has been a major force in improving the lives of low to moderate income residents of Albany County by offering a range of services through the following programs: Early Childhood Education, Community and Family Development and Weatherization.

Throughout its forty year history, Albany County Opportunity has partnered with all support systems in the community to help families and individuals become independent and thrive. From the late sixties, ACOI, has worked side by side with members of the community to help feed those in need, address unhealthy living conditions of Albany County residents, increase awareness of fair housing and employment and to assist all people of low income toward economic self-sufficiency.

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