Home Weatherization

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
  • Weather-stripping
  • 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.


Bozeman Office
32 S Tracy Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715

Livingston Office
111 S Second St
Livingston, MT 59047

Contact Information

Energy Programs Director
p: 406.587.4586

f: 406.585.3538

State Assistance

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
p: 800.332.2796

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Ron Brey

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Ron served as Bozeman’s Assistant City Manager from 1990 to 2008. After retiring, Ron joined our Board in 2011. Ron received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Montana in 1977, and his Masters in Science in Rural, Town, and Regional Planning from the University of Montana in 1987.

During his time with the City of Bozeman, Ron saw the important role that HRDC has played in our community. Ron has seen that HRDC provides necessary social services to assure that all Bozeman residents could obtain housing, food, training, employment and the other necessities of life. He also came to understand that HRDC was always able to respond immediately as new community needs arose. Ron believes that the dedication, hard work, and compassion of HRDC’s staff make it a real honor to serve on the Board.

Ron also serves on the Trails, Open Space and Parks Committee for the City of Bozeman, and as a volunteer with the Red Cross. One of Ron’s favorite activities is walking his beloved dog every day, enjoying many of Bozeman’s trails and parks, like Burke Park, Bozeman Creek, and the Hyalite and Mount Ellis areas. Ron and his wife Claire enjoy spending their days with family, friends, and time outdoors.