Helping residents prepare for winter

Winter is bearing down on the northeast and that means that fuel bills for oil, gas and electricity will be greatly increasing for many residents. And what makes these bills even higher is that many homes and apartments are energy inefficient due to drafty windows and doors.

However, the Chelsea Collaborative is partnering with NSTAR, National Grid and the Green Justice Coalition to provide home weatherization improvements to eligible Chelsea homeowners and tenants.

This project will help homeowners and tenants reduce their heating and electric bills and make their homes more efficient and comfortable. The project will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide jobs for residents.

If you are interested in this program, then the first step is to have an organizer from the Chelsea Collaborative visit your home and provide you with detailed information about the program. Then an energy expert will assess your home and identify improvements.

To qualify for this program, one must be a resident of Chelsea and meet certain income restrictions.  For example a single household can have income between $30,751 to $61,502 while a family of six can have income between $78,060 to $156,120. For more information on the program, call 617-889-6080, extension 117.

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