The arrival of colder weather this week means local families will be looking for ways to keep their homes warm as overnight lows are expected to dip near freezing. Low-income families who are CPS Energy customers are encouraged to take advantage of the Casa Verde program. The free weatherization program provides qualifying customers with an average of $5,000 of free insulation and other energy-saving improvements to make homes warmer and safer.
“We want to help customers who struggle to pay bills keep their families warm during cold weather like the low temps we will experience this week,” said Maria Garcia, vice president of Community Engagement. “These customers would likely never be able to pay out of pocket for energy-saving improvements like attic and wall insulation. Casa Verde provides them the opportunity to get these improvements for free to lower monthly energy bills and free up money for other needs.”
Casa Verde has helped customers like Melanie Florez who depended on extra heaters and blankets to keep her three sons warm in a house with no insulation or central heat. Last winter, Florez qualified for the program and received a new vented wall furnace, wall and attic insulation, solar screens and more.
”Our energy bill is about $100 less than last year,” said Florez. “I’m very happy that our home stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer for our three kids. I highly recommend that families with small children apply for this program. My kids have really noticed a difference of what it feels like in our home.”
Customers interested in applying for Casa Verde can call 353-CASA (2272), download an application at cpsenergysavers.com or visit a customer service center near them on the scheduled day for applications.