El Dorado County residents can save on home energy bills summer and winter by taking advantage of free services offered through the county's Community Services Weatherization Program.
"The average household saves $400 each year on their energy bills after weatherization," Kyle Hartman, weatherization supervisor, said in a written statement.
Qualified low-income property owners and renters can receive an average of $3,055 in home improvements through the program.
The goal, Hartman said, is to make the homes more energy efficient and to ensure occupant safety.
Weatherization technicians check the home to see where improvements can be made. Services are customized for each residence and designed for maximum cost savings.
Services can include providing shade screens, fixing broken glass, installing ceiling fans and insulation in attics, repairing or replacing water heaters, and repairing or replacing heating units and air conditioners.
The program also has an emergency fund to help eligible households with emergency repair, replacement and installation of heating and cooling appliances, and water heating appliances.
The weatherization program is available countywide. Households must meeting eligibility guidelines and income requirements.
For more information, call (530) 621-6150 in western El Dorado County or (530) 573-3490 in South Lake Tahoe. Information also is available online at www.edcgov.us/humanservices .