Weatherization WorksIf your home HAS NOT been weatherized in the last 10 years, SUMMER WEATHERIZATION applications are available by contacting the HRC Office at 728-3710.

Weatherization helps eligible owners or renters improve their home energy use and create a comfortable home.  A certified Energy Auditor visits the home and develops plan that addresses the home's energy efficiency, identifies energy related health and safety issues that may exist and calls for cost effective heat loss measures to be installed.  All work follows Standard Work Specifications developed by the Department of Energy and is inspected by a certified Inspector.  Possible measures incluse installation of attic, wall, and crawlspace insulation, air sealing, and heating system testing and repair.

Household must be income eligible for LIEAP.  Priority list developed from eligible LIEAP household list, prioritized by energy burden.  HRC installs energy conservation measures on around 300 homes each year.

What to Expect During the Weatherization Process:

The auditor will come to your home at a scheduled date/time. Several diagnostic tests will be performs (air quality and pressure tests).  The windows, doors and insulation levels will be checked.  The Auditor will go through an Energy Assessment Questionnaire with you.  You will receive a list of measures that will be installed in your home.  One of our heating contractors will call you to schedule an appointment for a safety inspection and tune up of your furnace.  If supplies need to be ordered, they will take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive.  The scheduler will contact you to schedule a date and time for the production crew to install the weatherization measures.  If any other contractors are needed they will contact you to schedule an appointment.  After completion, a final inspection will be scheduled to inspect the work of our crews and contractors.

Once you are found elgible for the LIEAP/Weatherization Program you can receive infiltration and energy efficiency weatherization materials at no cost to you, that you must install yourself.  You may view a Materials List here (PDF).

Call 728-3710 to check eligibility and/or position on the priority list and discuss program details.

RESOURCES: - The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Plus Health initiative is a national effort to enable local providers ofweatherization-plus-health low-income energy, health, and safety services to work together efficiently and effectively. Download the Weatherization Plus Health Fact Sheet (PDF, 882 KB)



Weatherization Work and Self-Help Tips (PDF)

Energy Savers Booklet (U.S. Department of Energy)

DOE Energy Conservation Game


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National Center for Appropriate Technology

Northwest Energy Coalition

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