Designed to help Hoosiers with high electricity bills, the 2016 Summer Cool Program offers cooling aid right now.
Beating the heat during peak Indiana summers – and cranking up the air conditioner – can be devastating for household budgets. That’s why we’re excited to share the news about the 2016 Summer Cool Program, offered by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (HDCA).
Help for Indiana Households
From now until August 12, the Program will provide a $75 credit to eligible households served during the winter months to use towards their electric bill. Local service providers will also have a limited amount of air conditioners available to those with medical needs. The Program is made available under the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), LIHEAP provides financial assistance to low-income households to maintain utility services during the winter heating and summer cooling seasons. The program is administered at the state level by IHCDA and implemented locally through local service providers. These agencies provide intake, application processing and utility vendor payments in every county across Indiana.
Click here for more information on program eligibility and a listing of intake sites by county.
Other Ways to Save
Even if you don’t qualify for the 2016 Summer Cool Program, there are things you can to do help reduce this season’s electric bill. For starters, check out these top steps for reducing energy, thanks to the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor:
- Use your air conditioner wisely, and maintain it properly.
- Use energy efficient light bulbs.
- Make sure your home has proper insulation.
- Participate in your utility’s direct load control program, if available.
- Cut down on your energy leaks.
- Know that landscaping can help.
- Remember the simple steps that add up to savings.
We’d love to help ensure that your air conditioner is properly maintained and is performing as efficiently as possible. Contact us, and we’ll schedule a service call today.