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City Officials Help Residents Prepare Homes For Cold Weather

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Low income Tallahassee residents may qualify to get their homes weatherized for free as part of a City program. Wednesday Mayor John Marks and Florida Public Service Commission Chairman Ronald Brisé joined city workers at the Mabry Manor Neighborhood, where they helped better insulate people’s homes against the cold. 

The event is part of a national effort known as Energy Action Month, which was designated by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2011. Through a two-year old city program called REACH, qualified Tallahassee residents, like those in the Mabry Manor Neighborhood, can update their homes to make them more energy efficient, which can save them money. Chairman of the Florida Public Service Commission, Ronald Brisé told us how.

“If you live here in the City of Tallahassee, you’ll reach out to the City of Tallahassee utilities and they’ll put you in contact, I suppose, with someone from the REACH program. If you live outside of this area you can contact the Public Service Commission and we will instruct you who to contact within your utility,” Brisé said.

To see if you qualify for a free home inspection and installation call the City of Tallahassee’s REACH program at 891-4-y-o-u.