From an equity perspective, low-income Weatherization is seen as critical for off-setting rising utility costs related to the clean energy transition. The potential benefits are considerable. An average homeowner saves $280 annually after Weatherization and lives in a safer and healthier home. According to Department of Energy (DOE) research, retrofits through the Weatherization Assistance Program reduce heating costs by 18% and electricity use by 7%. That's a lot of savings!
Weatherization Assistance Program
Weatherization focuses strictly on energy efficiency improvements for eligible clients. Homes that are in need of structural repairs or other items not covered by Weatherization may want to look into programs that may assist with such items prior to applying for service.
Weatherization Upgrades MAY Include:
Many more items related to energy efficiency!
Weatherization Updates DO NOT Include:
Plumbing or electrical work
Items not related to energy efficiency
Disclaimer: Per the policies set forth by the DOE, homes that have been weatherized within the past 15 years are not eligible for re-weatherization. However, you are encouraged to apply for re-weatherization once that timeframe has lapsed. Weatherization eligibility is based on the gross income of the entire household.
The Weatherization Assistance Program was created to decrease energy needs in each household. Today, people across the United States benefit from this program through lower energy bills and safer, healthier homes.
What is the Weatherization Assistance Program Process?
Step 1: Pre-Application
Takes a few minutes to fill out and see if you are eligible.
Step 2: Eligible to Apply
Call to make an appointment when you are ready.
Step 3: Energy Audit
SMCAA Energy Auditor will assess your home's needs.
Step 4: Weatherization Work Begins
Certified contractors will install all measures
assigned by the energy audit.