Winterization Resources

As much as we all love the beautiful snow and exciting outdoor activities our UP winter brings, the frigid cold can be both a danger to our health and a major drain on our pocketbooks. The cost to heat our homes and maintain comfortable temperatures can be very expensive, particularly for older, poorly insulated homes. Winterization upgrades like adding insulation, caulking air leaks and using weather stripping around doors can help prevent indoor heat loss and save on utility bills. The programs below offer financial and technical assistance to qualifying Houghton County residents for winterization projects.


New Power tour, Inc.

New Power Tour, Inc., is a Keweenaw 501c3 that has been delivering winterizations to the area since 2008.
They are working with the Georgetown effort as part of the HEET Team to organize the boots-on-the-ground winterizations for Houghton County residents. Learn more >>


Baraga-Houghton-Keweenaw Community Action Agency, Inc.

Baraga-Houghton-Keweenaw (BHK) Community Action Agency, Inc. offers free home energy conservation services to low-income Michigan homeowners and renters.  Services reduce energy use and lower utility bills and typically assist with:

  • Wall Insulation
  • Attic Insulation and Ventilation
  • Foundation Insulation
  • Air Leakage Reduction
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Dryer Venting

To learn more about these services and your eligibility for assistance contact BHK Community Action Agency at:
926 Dodge St.
Houghton, Michigan 49931
phone: (906) 482-5528
fax: (906) 482-5512
e-mail: bhkcaa@att.net


Efficiency United

Efficiency United partners with local utilities to provide energy efficiency rebates and programs to help residents and businesses reduce their energy use and costs.  Lean more about energy efficiency programs offered by UPPCO and SEMCO ENERGY Gas Company offered through Efficiency United:

  • Prescriptive Rebates
    Incentives for the installation of energy-efficient products and equipment.
  • Custom Rebates
    Incentives for the installation of innovative and unique energy-efficient equipment.
  • Online Commercial Profile
    FREE online energy assessment to learn how to increase the efficiency of your business.