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Weatherization provides Ms. Ophelia with a warm home this winter

Many low-income individuals and families live in homes with improper insulation, poor working heating and cooling, and other structural issues. For some, the cost of getting their home repaired is unaffordable. This leaves them cold in the winter and suffering dangerously high temperatures in the summer.

We know that 80% of all health outcomes are determined by where we live, work and play. Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) Income-Qualified Weatherization Program—administered by The North Carolina Community Action Association—provides assistance to income-qualifying customers reduce energy consumption. The program has allowed community action agencies to replace appliances, reinsulate homes and install working air conditioning and heating units.