Voluntary Action to exchange AC units during summer months

2 years 6 months 1 week ago Monday, June 08 2015 Jun 8, 2015 Monday, June 08, 2015 12:44:00 PM CDT June 08, 2015 in News
By: James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Prodcuer

COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia said Monday some water & light and Boone Electric customers could exchange old air conditioners for free during the warm summer months.

Water & Light said a program administered through the Voluntary Action Center would give more efficient window air conditioning units to families that were current Columbia Water & Light or Boone Electric customers, had inefficient or broken window air conditioning units, and had an annual income 200% lower than the poverty line.

Qualifying households include:

- 1 person households making $23,540 or less per year

- 2 person households making $31,860 or less per year

- 3 person households making $40,180 or less per year

- 4 person households making $45,500 or less per year

- 5 person households making $56,820 or less per year

- 6 person households making $65,140 or less per year

- 7 person households making $73,460 or less per year

- 8 person households making $81,780 or less per year

Water & Light said customers should call the Voluntary Action Center at 573-874-2273 before bringing their units in. In addition to the air conditioner, qualified customers must bring the following: proof of current Boone County Address (ID's and leases not accepted), Identification of everyone at the address, proof of all income for the household including food stamps and TANF and a recent utility bill.

The program runs through September 10.

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