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The resources below can help homeowners identify ways to reduce energy consumption. Reduced energy consumption means reduced air pollution from fossil fuel electricity production, which benefits everyone in our region! Below are Home Energy Saving Tips, Home Energy Saving Videos, and Grants and Assistance Programs.
Low or no cost actions you can take to save energy (and money):
Higher cost actions you can take to save energy:
The following videos from Electricities of North Carolina illustrate steps you can take to save energy in your home:
You can also check out the US Department of Energy’s do-it-yourself projects videos.
Below is a list of grants and programs that can help you improve your home and appliances:
Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) page
North Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for home improvements
Duke Energy assistance programs:
Free LED Light Bulbs
Smart Savers: rebates for select
home improvement projects
Neighborhood Energy Saver: light bulbs, faucet and shower heads, HVAC filters, and other home upgrades
Fans for senior citizens
Help paying heating bills
Help paying cooling bills
Rural Energy Efficiency grants are available for farm-owners in rural areas.
Report energy efficiency grants or free energy efficiency assistance programs by sending us an email. (MCAQ will not promote specific products or for-profit services.)
Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.