To help our Energy Assessors, please download, print and fill out the Home Energy Worksheet prior to the home visit.
Alger Energy Savers is a new program that provides free energy efficiency services to Alger County residents. Professional contractors are available to provide rapid assessments of home energy usage, install free energy saving products, and help develop a home energy plan designed to improve comfort, save money, reduce energy use, and protect the environment.
Funds are limited. Sign up today!
Alger County residents can get:
- A FREE rapid home energy assessment
- FREE energy saving measures including compact fluorescent light bulbs and low flow shower-heads
- A voucher for $10 towards the purchase of energy saving products from your local hardware stores
- A customized home energy plan
With funding provided by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Superior Watershed Partnership are teaming up to bring you Alger Energy Savers.
The Alger Energy Savers program is a collaboration of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Trust with funding provided by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Alger Energy Savers offers a wide range of technical and financial assistance to area homeowners with special emphasis on the two gateway communities of Munising and Grand Marais, which serve as entries to the National Park.
The Program demonstrates how a community-wide approach to energy conservation can document significant savings and measurable environmental benefits. The Program is also designed to increase public awareness about the impacts of climate change at Pictured Rocks and all national parks, and to serve as a model for other communities.
Alger County Residents get for FREE:
- A home energy visit by a professional contractor
- Installation of up to $50 worth of energy saving products
- A $10 voucher towards the purchase of more energy saving products
- Personalized home energy plan of energy efficiency and conservation recommendations
Take advantage of this limited time program and sign-up now!
Start saving money on your energy bills right away by having an Alger Energy Savers professional contractor visit your home, install energy saving products, and develop a customized energy plan for your house – ALL FREE!
Schedule your rapid home energy assessment today!
- Call us at 906-228-6095 , Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm.
- Download, fill out, and send in your application
- Schedule online using our website
Alger County Residents:
- Home must be owned within Alger County
- Must participate in rapid home energy assessment, kitchen table chat, and brief (5 minute) follow up call
Contacts for the Alger Energy Savers program:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 906-228-6095
Please fill out the Home Energy Worksheet prior to the home visit.
FACT: It costs over 5 billion dollars per year to provide fuel and electricity for Michigan Residences. Dept. of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth
With much of Michigan residents' energy use coming from carbon intensive fossil fuels, electricity and energy use in homes and businesses contributes to climate change by adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. However, with Michigan residents facing high energy bills, reducing energy use by becoming more energy efficient provides a tremendous opportunity to both save money and address climate change.
FACT: Lake Superior was on track in 2010 to reach and exceed its warmest temperature ever recorded. Scientific American
The impacts of climate change can already be seen in Alger County, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and at other national parks throughout the U.S. Both the park and the county are exposed to many of the effects of climate change that are already occurring or that are predicted to impact the Great Lakes.
Ecological impacts on the Great Lakes include:
- Declines in lake winter ice
- Lowering of lake levels
- Increased temperatures during summers
- Shifts in plant and animal species distributions
- Loss of cold water fish populations
Impacts such as lower lake levels will result in:
- Changes in infrastructure such as docks and ports
- Possible diminishment of outdoor recreation activities such as fishing, hunting, and winter snow sports
- Increases in infectious diseases and heat waves during summer months, which may harm the public health of area residents
Learn more about climate change and impacts on Michigan
Learn more about Michigan’s energy production and use
Additional Climate Change Resources
Climate Change Information at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Paleoclimate Implications for Human-Made Climate Change
GLISA - Climate Change and the Great Lakes
National Climate Change Adaptation Summit - May 2010
Climate Change - Impacts Around the Great Lakes
Western Forests - Recommendations and Guidance for Addressing Climate Change - Council of Western States Foresters
GL Inventory and Monitoring Network Newsletter - The Current - NPS
Confronting Climate Change in the GL Region - A Report of The Union of Concerned Scientists and The Ecological Society of America
Improving the Odds: Using Climate-Readiness Planning to Reduce the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes Ecosystem - Oct 2010, National Wildlife Federation
Climate Change in the National Parks Brochure
Climate-Smart Coastal Restoration in the Great Lakes - National Wildlife Federation
Climate Change - Impacts of Midwest Warming - NPS
Climate Change Communication Strategy - Pictured Rocks NL
Alger County Climate Change Survey - 2010
10 Things We Can Do - Pictured Rocks NL
Linking Global Trends to Local Watershed Planning - ICF International Environmental Update
Listen to a radio interview with Program Manager, Natasha Koss on WDBC in Escanaba.
Mining Journal, 12/14/10 - SWP, PRNL Look at Alger County Energy Use
Munising News, 1/19/11 - Energy Saving Program Comes to Alger County, Guest Editorial
Great Lakes Information Network, 1/28/11 - Community Battles Climate Change
Great Lakes Echo, 1/27/11 - Community Battles Climate Change
Mining Journal, 2/6/11 - Alger Energy Savers Focus on Energy Conservation
Public Radio 90 (local NPR), 2/16/11 - Groups fund energy efficiency program in Alger County
Mining Journal, 2/23/11 - New Plan Aims to Save Energy in Alger County
Mining Journal, 3/2/11 - Energy Upgrades Program Offered
Other Relevant Media
Mining Journal, 2/11/11 - Programs Available for Energy Cuts
Local Energy Efficiency Resources
ALGER DELTA ELECTRIC INCENTIVES (ENERGY OPTIMIZATION)
Rebates for Appliances, CFL’s, and power strips
ALGER-MARQUETTE COMMUNITY ACTION BOARD (AMCAB)
Income eligible weatherization services including weather stripping, caulking, and insulation of attics, walls and crawl spaces.
HOME HEATING TAX CREDIT
Assistance for home heating bills
MICHCON / DTE ENERGY
Rebates for appliances, audits for heating systems, water heaters, insulation and new construction
MICHIGAN ENERGY OPTIONS
Energy services and programs, CFL and thermostat recycling center
MICHIGAN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (MSHDA)
Low interest home improvement loans
Home improvement loans
SEMCO GAS COMPANY (ENERGY OPTIMIZATION)
Rebates for appliances, heating systems, water heaters, and programmable thermostats
UPPERPENINSULA COMMISSION PROGRESS (UPCAP)
Coordination of U.P. Energy Resources
UPPCO ELECTRIC COMPANY (ENERGY OPTIMIZATION)
Rebates for appliances, audits, CFL’s and power strips
USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Housing repair loans and grants
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