Our Weatherization Assistance Program was created to decrease energy needs for low-income households. Weatherization is a critical move to help off-set rising utility costs. It also provides a safer, healthier and more eco-friendly home.
SMCAA utilizes state and federal grants and funds to provide these programs to low-income households at NO COST to the homeowner.
Residents must have lived in the home at least 12 months. The home itself may not have had weatherization done within the last 15 years (don't worry, we can check that for you!)
Weatherization Upgrades are on a case-by-case basis and MAY Include:
Furnace tune-up or repair
Smoke and CO2 Detector installation
Many more items related to energy efficiency!
Weatherization Upgrade DO NOT Include:
Plumbing or electrical work
Items not related to energy efficiency
If your home is in need of minor repairs, please contact SMCAA to see if we may be able to help, or visit our Community Resources page for additional options.
Disclaimer: Per the policies set forth by the Department of Energy, homes that have been weatherized within the past 15 years are not eligible for re-weatherization.
Weatherization eligibility is based on the gross income of the entire household.
Weatherization Assistance Program
Weatherization focuses strictly on energy efficiency improvements. Homes that are in need of structural repairs or other items not covered by Weatherization should contact SMCAA to find out if they're eligible for other programs that may assist with such items prior to applying for Weatherization services.
What is the Weatherization Assistance Program Process?
Step 1: Eligibility Determination
Call or email us to make an appointment for your audit, or connect with our Weatherization team for any questions.
Step 2: Energy Audit
One of our skilled SMCAA Energy Auditors will assess your home's needs and finalize eligibility.
Step 3: Weatherization Work Begins
We will assign one of our certified partner contractors to install all measures assigned by the energy auditor.
Step 4: All set!
That's it! You'll now enjoy a healthier, more cost-effective home.
On average, homeowners save $280 a year on utility costs after weatherization
Retrofits through our Weatherization Assistance program can reduce heating costs by 18% annually
Weatherization can reduce electricity bills by 7% annually