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HELP accepts applications for weatherization

Posted at 11:20 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 02:20:57-04

HELP of Southern Nevada is currently accepting applications for its weatherization program, which assists low-income households occupied by seniors, physically challenged and homes with children to prepare for extreme summer and winter weather.
New this year, Southwest Gas is teaming up with the nonprofit through its Energy Share program, a bill assistance program created to help those facing economic hardships. Through the program, customers in need can seek support on past due natural gas energy bills. Qualified individuals may also receive assistance in replacing a natural gas appliance.
Once an application is accepted, trained weatherization staff will visit and examine homes as well as perform an energy audit. Repairs may include weather stripping, blowing insulation, broken windows, testing of gas appliances, heating and air conditioning evaluations, refrigerator efficiency checks and installation of solar screens and other energy saving devices.
For more information on how to apply, please visit www.helpsonv.org, call 702-795-0575 or visit the nonprofit between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
The organization’s Weatherization program has been nationally recognized by the United States Department of Energy and has received the Governor's Initiative Energy Award. HELP of Southern Nevada weatherizes more than 300 homes each year.