Weatherization Assistance Program
Provides energy-related home improvements, which make the home safer, healthier and more comfortable. Services include insulating water heaters, installing insulation in the attic, caulking, construction of wheelchair ramps to provide handicapped accessibility, weather stripping and repair or replacement of defective doors and windows. Qualified homes may receive additional assistance from other companion programs.
- Low-income families pay an average of 18-percent of their annual income for energy, compared with five-percent for other households.
- The average energy expenditure in low-income households is $1,267.
- As estimated by the United states Department of Energy, these services save the Weatherization customers an average of $358 annually and return an average of $2.69 in energy and non-energy related benefits for every dollar invested.