With temperatures that frequently drop below zero degrees in the winter and rise above 90 in the summer, heating and cooling a home in Northern Nevada can be a daunting task. Wells Rural Electric Company wants to help any owners who are challenged financially reduce the burden of paying for their power.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) offered by the Nevada Division of Welfare and Support Services is a great program for qualifying individuals to help offset fluctuating power costs. Nevada LIHEAP received more than $8 million in funding in 2012, which helped heat and cool more than 32,000 homes.
The program provides a minimum of $180 to low-income families and individuals who meet the criteria with a household average of about $500.
Stop by your local WREC office to pick up a form and get help completing the application.