This program provides permanent solutions to reduce the energy burden on low-income families by installing Weatherization measures. As the cold weather approaches many families do not have the option of cranking up the heat. These families pay 14.4% or more of their annual incomes for energy compared with only 3.3% spent on average by non low-income families. Unable to pay big balances or hefty reconnection fees, some families are considering how they will survive this winter without heat. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) can help, by using cost-effective, energy-efficient materials and services.

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