Bingaman: $1.7 million to help New Mexico low-income families weatherize homes

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman announced today that the state of New Mexico has been awarded more than $1.7 million from the federal government to help low-income residents make their homes more energy efficient and resistant to extreme heating and cooling costs.

“Weatherizing is a great way to cut energy costs. But many families don’t have the resources to make such improvements,” Bingaman said. “This funding will help ensure more New Mexicans can be weatherized and help them save on heating and cooling costs.”

The funds announced today were provided through the U.S. Department of Energy and can be used for various measures that will improve the energy efficiency of homes. Those measures include adding insulation, reducing air filtration, servicing heating and cooling systems, and providing health and safety diagnostic services.