New program helps Veteran reduce electric bills

COLUMBIA (WACH) -- A Columbia Veteran has been paying big bucks for his electric bill but thanks to a new program he'll soon be seeing a savings.

James White says his utilities bill is more than $400 dollars a month, but thanks to the Cool Aid Warms Hearts program, the Vietnam Vet will soon have energy efficient heating and air.

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning experts from around the midlands are pitching in time and labor to help install new duct work under Whites home and a new heating and air units.

In addition, experts with The Sustainability Institute and SC Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council will ensure the Veterans home is energy efficient.

The Cool Aid Warms Hearts crew believes their work will substantially reduce Mr. Whites monthly bills.

"I cant say enough of how nice it is for them to volunteer to come out and help us, you know the vets and everybody that really needs some help," said White.

This is the first project for the The Cool Aid Warms Hearts crew in the midlands, the first taking place near Myrtle Beach.

Those working to improve Whites home include Broom Heating & Air Conditioning, Stoudenmire Heating & AC and Carolina Comfort.