Most homes experience high energy bills during the winter. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple cost-effective strategies you can use to reduce energy usage, stay toasty, and save money this season. There are even charitable organizations that can help defray the costs of upgrades.
Winter’s energy bills can be brutal. You might not even realize how much energy your furnace is eating up because it’s always running, which costs even more in the winter! Here are six ways to save on your furnace bills this winter.
With the help of Michigan Saves, Inclusive Prosperity Capital, and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, EcoWorks was able to secure a loan to install a state-of-the-art HVAC system to serve as an example to the community on how to solve climate change through the fundamental principles of energy efficiency and sustainability.
As the Biden administration prepares to pour billions of dollars into municipal coffers through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and other pending legislation, local governments are considering investments that will provide a sustained return on improved quality of life for residents. Some local leaders are complementing infrastructure projects with other proposals that reduce energy burdens by providing residents with lower incomes and small businesses with access to capital for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements.
The proof of program success is clearly in the pudding when it comes to the first municipality and municipal utility to pair up with Michigan Saves for on-bill—the City of Holland and Holland Board of Public Works (BPW)—who started their journey in 2016 with the Holland On-Bill Loan Program.