Weatherization

What Is Weatherization?

Possible Services

Energy Audit: This is an assessment that will be performed to determine the weatherization needs of your home.

Insulation: Depending on the existing R-values and accessibility, insulation may be added to attics, floors, walls and duct systems to improve overall energy efficiency of your home.

Air Sealing: Minimizes excessive drafts by caulking interior molding/trim, sealing around plumbing/drain pipes protruding through floors/walls and weather-stripping doors.

Ventilation: Adding proper ventilation can help create a healthier living environment and reduce moisture levels in a home. Furnaces with ducts and all gas appliances need proper ventilation in a home to work more efficiently.

Base-load Analysis & Reduction: LED light bulbs may be installed to minimize lighting costs. Watt usage tests may be performed on refrigerators to determine if replacement is possible, according to set guidelines.

Limitations: In some cases, we may not be able to provide some services because of structural deficiencies.

Eligibility

To be eligible for weatherization assistance, a household’s income must be at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level. See the table below. The program bases these income levels on household income and household size.

200% of Federal Poverty Level by Household Size
For Use in DOE Program Year 2020
Poverty Income Guidelines – Source: USDOE

Size of Family UnitAnnual Income 200% of Federal PovertyMonthly Income 200% of Federal Poverty
1$25,520$2,126.66
2$34,480$2,873.33
3$43,440$3,620
4$52,400$4,366.66
5$61,360$5,113.33
6$70,320$5,860
7$79,280$6,606.66
8$88,240$7,353.33
9$97,200$8,100
10$106,160$8,846.66
11$115,120$9,593.33
12$124,080$10,340
Each additional member$8,960$746.66