Supported by Energy Efficiency Alberta, Empower Me is offering energy saving home upgrades to families struggling with their utility bills in the province
Calgary, AB –Empower Me Alberta is providing home upgrades free of charge to Albertan families that struggle to pay their bills. The Empower Me Home Upgrades program helps renters and homeowners to reduce their energy consumption by installing energy saving measures, as well as providing energy education and mentorship. Registration to participate in the Home Upgrades program is now open to Albertans, starting with Calgary and the surrounding area.
The program provides different levels of support, products, and installations depending on the home, the energy bills, and how tough it is for the household to pay them. All participants receive a free energy saving kit valued around $90 with essential items that helps them improve their home’s energy efficiency. Some participants receive more in-depth upgrades related to heating, lighting or insulation if their energy consumption is very high and it is difficult for them to pay their bills.
In the energy capital of Canada, nearly one quarter of Albertan households are struggling to pay their energy bills – that’s over 300,000 families. Many of these households are middle-class homeowners, families, seniors – everyday Albertans hit hard by energy price increases who are often unable to afford to upgrade their homes to reduce their energy usage and reduce their bills.
When a household has to spend a disproportionate amount of its income on energy bills, it can lead to falling behind on bill payments, utility cut-offs, and tough decisions such as whether to heat the home or purchase other life essentials.
“We are excited to be providing home upgrades and making a real and measurable impact on families’ lives,” said Yasmin Abraham, Managing Director of Empower Me Alberta. “The program allows us to help Albertans make changes to their homes and their energy-efficiency habits that will allow them to live more comfortably within their budget. The program is a first step to develop a plan to help more households long-term. “
Empower Me is inclusive and available to everyone, with in-language services available for multilingual communities. The program has limited capacity and is currently available throughout Alberta, starting with servicing Calgary and the surrounding area. To register, please visit www.empowermeprogram.com/home-upgrades
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About Empower Me Alberta
Empower Me Alberta is an energy conservation and behaviour change program aimed at members of diverse, multilingual communities. It is a peer-to-peer program, delivered in communities, and in language. Empower Me helps participants understand energy bills and choices, save energy, save money, and increase the comfort and safety of their homes.