The refrigerator was leaking constantly and their utility bills were skyrocketing due to a malfunctioning air conditioner. Their home had become an inconvenient burden on their lives instead of the safe and comfortable refuge it was meant to be. After connecting with staff in the Home Improvements program offered by FSL, a plan was created and issues were able to be addressed. After a visit, staff were able to pinpoint many energy inefficiencies in Mike and Teresa’s home and replace the faulty appliances, making their home comfortable and safe once again.
Staff were able to install a new energy-star refrigerator, an air conditioner, exhaust fan, new insulation, sun screens and safety items such as a carbon monoxide and smoke detector. Home Improvements staff also sealed their duct and brought the home up to code, ensuring both energy efficiency and safety for Mike and Teresa. “They all worked tirelessly, timely and with spot-on accuracy from start to finish,” says Teresa, a veteran of the Navy.
After the work was finished and the dust settled, Mike and Teresa were able to enjoy their home again. On a fixed income, they had been spending a significant amount on utility bills, but are already noticing a savings. Home ownership is once again a point of pride for Mike and Teresa, and they can look forward to many more years spent together in comfort and safety, enjoying life without worry for the future. “Without FSL, none of this would have been possible for us,” said Mike.