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Local Resident Spreading the Message on MORPC’s Home Weatherization Service

February 7, 2018

Shelly Murphy, a resident of Groveport, said she is grateful for the work performed on her home through MORPC’s home weatherization service, and she wants other local residents to take advantage of the program.

“This service literally saved my life. Until MORPC performed its inspections, I had no idea that my house wasn’t safe. Now I have peace of mind and comfort in my home.”
Groveport Resident Shelly Murphy

MORPC takes great pride in its residential services, which help income-eligible residents in Franklin County to save energy, protect their health and safety, and save money on bills.

MORPC’s experienced energy efficiency professionals perform energy inspections and safety checks of homes throughout the year. They start by thoroughly evaluating and identifying potential energy improvements, as well as related health and safety hazards. The inspection may result in a tune-up or replacement of the furnace or water heater, installation of attic or sidewall insulation, or replacement of refrigerators, freezers and light bulbs with more efficient models.

Murphy said she is warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, and – most importantly – safer from any hazards. She wants to ensure that Franklin County residents know these services are available.

MORPC Director of Energy & Air Quality Christina O'Keeffe and Groveport Resident Shelly Murphy at 2016 Home Weatherization Showcase

Murphy often talks about the work MORPC performed on her home in 2016 to friends and neighbors. Her home was even featured at MORPC’s annual Home Weatherization Showcase, which highlights the value of these important services to community leaders, program funders, and the public.

“MORPC is proud of the important work we do each and every day for families throughout Franklin County. Shelly’s home is a wonderful example of the lives touched by these residential energy programs to protect their health, safety, and comfort throughout the year.”
MORPC Director of Energy & Air Quality Christina O’Keeffe

MORPC has serviced more than 19,000 income-eligible households in Franklin County during the past 30 years. Those who take advantage of the program, on average, see a 28-percent reduction in energy bills each year.

The programs are provided at no-cost to income-eligible clients thanks to funding from Columbia Gas of Ohio’s WarmChoice program, Ohio Development Services Agency’s Home Weatherization Assistance Program and Electric Partnership Program, and AEP Ohio’s Community Assistance Program.

For more information, or if you think you may qualify for these weatherization services, please click here or call 614.621.1171.

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