Heat your home more efficiently this winter
The purpose of our Weatherization Assistance Program is to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings occupied by low-income persons, reduce their energy expenditures, and improve their overall health and safety.
Help improving your home’s heating efficiency.
Weatherization provides a comprehensive energy audit focusing on whole house ventilation, energy savings, and health and safety. Renters or homeowners may receive insulation, air leakage remediation, combustion appliance testing and tune-ups, energy conservation education, and measures to improve home safety and efficiency.
If you qualify for LIEAP, you may also be eligible for home weatherization.
We’ll help you make sure your energy is being used efficiently. A certified energy auditor performs a comprehensive energy audit that identifies energy-related health and safety issues and areas where the home is losing heat. The home energy auditor also tests indoor air quality, as sealing every air leak can make a home too tight and create dangerous health and safety issues.
After conducting these tests, energy saving retrofits are installed in the homes of eligible customers at no cost to the homeowner, landlord, or renter. Determining which weatherization measures are performed is based on a savings-to-investment ratio, with the goal that the energy measures pay for themselves through heat bill savings within the lifetime of the measure.
Examples of home weatherization:
- Air sealing
- Attic sealing
- Floor weatherization
- Wall insulation
- Minor energy related repairs
- Heating system testing and repair
The LIEAP application also qualifies a household for weatherization. The State places qualified households on a weatherization priority list and you will be notified when your home will be considered for weatherization. If your home is not weatherized within 12 months you may need to requalify for LIEAP. Contact our energy staff for specific home eligibility information.