Steps to SOUL
Who is eligible for SOUL? SOUL was developed to improve energy efficiency and reduce utility bills for low- and moderate-income LaGrange residents with higher than average energy usage. Because SOUL pays for energy efficiency improvements with energy
savings, it doesn’t work for homes that have average or better energy usage. If you’re not sure if SOUL is for you, check out our
FAQ or call us at (706) 413-1642. We are here to support you!
Initial Assessment/In-Home Screening When you sign up for SOUL, the first step needed is to understand whether your home is ready to receive energy efficiency upgrades.
When you reach out to us, a Community Building Associate will work with you to schedule an initial visit to your home.
This Community Building Associate will visit your home to talk to you about the SOUL program and additional wrap-around services that may be available to you and your family.
Home Energy Assessment. After our Community Building Associate confirms that home is ready for energy efficiency upgrades, we will work with you to schedule an appointment with an expert energy assessor. The home energy assessment is free and will include a walk-through and technical measurements to develop an efficiency
plan that’s just for you.
Basic Energy Efficiency Installation. While the expert energy assessor is at your home, they’ll install new LED light bulbs, insulation for your hot water heater, high- efficiency showerheads, and water faucet aerators to help you start saving on your
Customized Energy Easy Plan. Based on the results of your home energy assessment, you’ll receive a detailed, customized Energy Easy Plan that outlines all of the energy efficiency improvements that can be installed in your home to reduce your bills. If you
choose to move
forward with installation, the cost of the improvements will be paid for up front through SOUL and paid back over time through energy savings on your utility bill.
Installation. If you choose to move forward, local contractors will work with you to schedule a time for installation. The SOUL program team will follow-up after installation to make sure that everything has been completed correctly.
Savings, Efficiency, and Comfort. SOUL pays for the cost of installation through energy savings. You should experience energy savings during the first month after your new equipment is installed.
Sign Up! You can either sign-up online or you can call (706) 413-1642. Signing up is free, and it will take
about five minutes to complete the sign-up form.