Energy Assistance Program beginning as temperatures fall

Program helps people heat their homes throughout winter

Fall is here, meaning people will soon be turning on their heat.

And if the winter is anything like last year it could be quite costly.

Wisconsin’s energy assistance program is working to help households heat their homes without breaking the bank. The program assists people with heating costs throughout the colder months.

It’s a one-time benefit package for anyone under the 60-percent state income median. Those eligible for the program could also be eligible for other assistance including making your home more energy efficient and furnace repairs.

“If you experience a furnace problem where it doesn’t work you can contact us and we could potentially help with that if you’re a homeowner, and if you’re eligible there’s no charge for the repair or the replacement of that furnace if that’s what’s done,” said Tom Miller, of La Crosse County Economic Support.

If you would like more information on the program you can call 784-4357.