Steven Koelln of Spruce Hill Township in Douglas County was especially grateful in early December 2016, after his home was weatherized. His house received a complete energy overhaul—a new fuel oil furnace, attic air sealing and insulation, repaired duct work, a new whole house fan, and much more—at no cost to Koelln.
“It was probably the best Christmas present I’ve ever received,” said Koelln, a former farmer who is disabled and lives just south of Miltona, 15 miles northeast of Alexandria. “It was a real godsend.”
Koelln qualified for and received weatherization help from the West Central MN Communities Action (WCMCA) agency based in Elbow Lake, Minn. A year after the work, he is realizing the great outcomes and is even more thankful.