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Experience the warmth of Heat Smart

  • December 12, 2017
  • Heat Smart

The longest night of the year, Winter Solstice, is nearly here and some of us are celebrating the promise of spring and the sun’s long slow return. But for those of us working in heat assistance, the immediate concern is very different.

The National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) says the Administration has proposed deeper cuts than those accepted by Congress in recent years, and like most of Community Action Agencies’ human services programs, LIHEAP must fit in the limited and shrinking HHS budget.

That means we’re looking at increased need and decreased budget. We’re looking at families who can’t afford to turn the heat up, but lack alternatives to keep warm. And we’re looking for solutions. We know a true solution is multi-layered, including weatherization, efficient appliances, and behavior change. Heat Smart has the answer for one part: behavior change.

Heat Smart is a proven, innovative solution and a simple idea with a huge impact: give people the tools they need to stay warm and you’ll empower them to save energy. Heat Smart is cost-efficient, it’s easy, and it’s already helped over 500,000 families across the U.S. Here’s how:

  • Instant Efficiency Program: Heat Smart kits can help you reach more constituents. Backed by Northwest Woolen Mills, we manage the logistics for you. It doesn’t get any easier, start to finish.
  • Cost-efficiency: at just $12 per kit you can keep more families warm and that gives your budget a cozy feeling!
  • Quality: Recipients tell us they love the blankets. Choose from pretty plaids or neutral solids.

So if your job description, like ours, includes heat assistance, you owe it to yourself to check us out. We’d love a chance to make your job easier, and keep families warmer.

Energy burden higher for those who can least afford it. 

1 in 4 households held back by a high energy burden.

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