- October 30, 2017
- Posted by Guest Blogger
The Warm Hearts Warm Homes service project was a very meaningful way to wrap up our season. It provided an avenue for face to face interaction with members of the community and an opportunity to directly serve those who need it most. By having engaging conversations about energy efficiency, we helped provide helpful tips to homeowners about saving money during the frosty winter to come. Despite the barking and pouncing dogs, we were able to provide adequate tools for winterizing 24 homes in the Lake County area. This includes weather strips on front doors and window insulation to reduce drafts. In addition, we provided LED energy efficient light bulbs, insulation for hot water pipes, and temperature gauges to assess if any excess energy is being wasted heating water or refrigerator units. By conducting surveys, we were able to measure our impact on homeowners, and help reinforce the tips and tricks for saving money this winter. It was an eye opening experience to see the wide range of conditions that people in our community live in. While the services we provided were limited, the opportunity to engage with members of the community and represent Montana Conservation Corps is invaluable.
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