Citizen Action of Wisconsin helps homeowners save on energy costs

As temperatures hit the single digits, Citizen Action of Wisconsin is trying to help hundreds of homeowners add energy savings and carbon-cutting upgrades to their homes at low or no cost.

Organizers talked about how this program works not only with the homeowners, but local businesses and trades people, to address climate change.

“How do we create good, living wage, high skilled jobs doing the work that needs to be done to save the planet?,” said Kevin Kane with Citizen Action of Wisconsin. “Whether they’re plumbing, electrical, HVAC any of those things. We cannot fight climate change unless we upgrade buildings. Which means we need the support and enthusiasm of homeowners and trades people.”

More than 100 homeowners have already signed up for the program in the Driftless Area.

Improvements can include, smart thermostats, solar panels and new insulation among other options.

To find out more you can always head to the Citizen Action of Wisconsin website at www.CitizenActionWiFund.org/GreenHomes.

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