The Home Energy Efficiency Program is a part of our Home Repair Program and follows our mission to preserve and modernize affordable housing availability in our service areas. This new program is made possible through a partnership with Focus on Energy and Habitat for Humanity International. It will pioneer new ways to help low income households to create energy-efficient and sustainable houses.
Through the Google Nest Power Project, Focus on Energy provided twenty Google Nest thermostats to Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity. We will make them available to income qualified applicants within our service areas during our enrollment period. Applicants will need to provide proof of income, proof of homeownership, and complete an application. Once verified, applicants will schedule a date to have their current thermostat replaced by a Google Nest with no payback requirement. Print the form below or call our program and operations director, Denise Van Vleet , to have an application mailed to you. ( 715-553-0467)
By participating in the Home Energy Efficiency Program, you will become part of a new movement to expand Habitat's capacity to help those in need of a safe and decent place to live.
Google Nest is a learning thermostat that can save energy by preventing heating or cooling an empty home while you are away. It learns what temperature you like and when you like it, as well as when you’re more likely to be home, or away. It builds a custom temperature schedule to help save energy and keep you comfortable. Your Google Nest thermostat can be controlled on the wall or through your phone or tablet if it is connected to a wifi network.