Heating Assistance Available To Low Income Families

By: Danielle Morgan Email
By: Danielle Morgan Email

With temperatures hanging around the freezing mark, heating your home may be more difficult. Help is available for low income heating assistance, but we also have tips for energy savings.

When the weather outside is frightful, it makes it harder to keep the inside delightful.

"I have to pack those buckets in and they're heavy," said Virginia Axline.

Virginia has a lot more work to do in the winter around the house. She packs in wood and coal to keep her home warm.

"It takes about five or six buckets to stay warm all day," she said.

Thanks to L.K.L.P.'s low income heating assistance, she gets wood delivered to her door at a very low cost. In fact, they've spent more than one million dollars helping people stay warm already.

"Even with help, Virginia says her electricity bill costs more than 150 dollars so she tries to seal off doorways and windows to keep the cold air from sneaking inside. She uses a small heater to help heat smaller rooms, but fire officials say those have to be closely guarded.

The U.S. Department of Energy says in a typical U.S. home, your appliances and home electronics are responsible for about 20 percent of your energy bills so turning electronics off or limiting use of appliances can help you save money.

For more information about heating assistance from L.K.L.P., you can call (606) 439-1362.


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