Alberta is currently the only Province without a program to support households who cannot afford to adequately heat or cool their homes. In 2022, Empower Me, alongside our friends and partner Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, will relaunch the Home Upgrades Program in Calgary and Edmonton.
The Home Upgrades Program helps renters and homeowners reduce their energy consumption by installing energy savings measures, and providing energy education and mentorship free of charge. The program provides different levels of support, products, and installations depending on the home, and each households difficulty to pay energy bills. All participants receive a free energy savings kit (valued at $90) that includes essential items to improve their home’s energy efficiency. Some participants receive more in-depth upgrades related to heating, lighting, or insulation if their energy consumption was high and proved difficult for them to pay their bills.
If you are currently struggling to adequately heat or cool your home or pay your energy bills please email us and we will contact you when the program launches in Fall 2022. Our program is open to both renters and owners.
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