NECAC seeks applications to boost energy efficiency of homes

North East Community Action Corporation Weatherization Crew Leader Shannon Utley installs attic insulation at a home. NECAC is accepting applications from income-qualifying people for weatherization services.
For The Courier-Post
Posted: Nov. 13, 2019 3:10 pm

HANNIBAL — The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation is seeking applications from income-qualifying households for the home weatherization program in its Missouri counties.

Services available include home energy audits, air leak sealing, insulation of walls, attics and floors, replacement of furnaces and checks of cooling systems to make sure they are working properly. NECAC has operated the program through a contract with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Division of Energy (DOE) for more than 25 years. NECAC can spend up to $6,500 per home. Rental and owner-occupied units and mobile homes are eligible.

“Clients whose homes are weatherized consistently see a decrease in their utility bills,” said NECAC Weatherization Program Director Joe Findley. “In some cases, the savings can be substantial.”

In addition to the DOE program, NECAC does weatherization projects through partnership contracts with AmerenUE, Spire and Atmos Energy. Each year, NECAC weatherizes up to 500 homes.

More information is available by calling Findley at 573-324-2251 or contacting one of the following NECAC County Service Centers for an application:

  • Lewis County: 408 S. Fourth in Canton — 573-288-3969

  • Marion County: 3518 Palmyra Road in Hannibal — 573-221-7166

  • Monroe County: 314 N. Washington in Paris — 660-327-4110

  • Pike County: 805 Bus. Hwy. 61 North in Bowling Green — 573-324-2207

  • Ralls County: 411 Main in New London — 573-985-2411

  • Shelby County: 204 E. Third in Shelbyville — 573-633-2210


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