What Is Weatherization?
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.
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 Unit||Annual Income 200% of Federal Poverty||Monthly Income 200% of Federal Poverty|
|Each additional member||$8,960||$746.66|