Sunday, June 20, 2010

Energy Help Isn't Just for Winter

Everyone knows that there are assistance programs to help with winter heating bills. But for the elderly, or those with certain medical conditions, heat can be as deadly as cold. That's why the federal program to help low-income people with their energy bills has a component for helping those particular low-income groups get help for summer cooling bills. In Ohio, the program offers help with electrical bills, and box air conditioners for low-income elderly and infirm that do not have them. Assistance varies in other states. To find out if your state has a summer cooling program, go the website of the state office in charge of your LIHEAP (low income heating assistance program) and see if they offer any help.

No comments: