MCCSA Teaches Value of Weatherization

By: Stephen Bowers Email
By: Stephen Bowers Email

Today was Weatherization Day for Multi-County Community Service Agency in Meridian. It's helping clients weatherize their homes, and it is all for the benefit of MCCSA clients.

"What we are trying to do is just show the public how we are weatherizing homes and how weatherization works," said Fred McCoy, MCCSA director of weatherization. "Our job is to help the clients save on energy bills."

The major task is to make the home almost air tight. This is done by blowing insulation into the walls of the home. It also involves sealing and insulating any cracks. But the crew has to make sure a home's appliances work correctly first.

"If they have central air and heat in the house, we have to go in and service the unit and make sure it's running properly," McCoy said.

Total cost to weatherize the house was about $4,500. The money comes from government programs, including stimulus money.

"We're working with money from Department of Energy, and we're working with money from a program called LIHEAP Weatherization," said McCoy. "A and we're working with stimulus money which is the American Recovery Reinvestment Act."

"I'm speechless. I want to cry," said homeowner Audrey Butler. "I just feel so honored, and I am very thankful."

"If your house is leaking and your bills are high, you need to learn something you can do to get it down so you can save on your utility bills," said McCoy.

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