Weatherization Program is designed to make low income homes more energy
efficient to create a comfortable, warm, and livable atmosphere. The
program provides Energy Efficient Audits, air and draft sealing, duct
system and furnace repair or replacement, bath fan replacement, and
whole house insulation. Conservation education and information provided
by WGAP helps homeowners reduce their home energy needs, thereby
reducing annual heating and cooling bills.
A recent success story illustrates how vital Weatherization Services can be to members of our communities:
Bill is a cancer
patient. Due to his health and low income, he couldn't make the repairs
his home needed. WGAP performed an energy audit, to determine the amount
and location of air-infiltration into the home. Then the weatherization
crew installed air sealing, insulation, and window replacements, along
with energy-saving CFL lighting. The crew also replaced an old inefficient washer and microwave.
During the repair work, the
crew noticed that the back wall had begun to separate from the home due
to excessive water damage. This was both a health and safety risk for
Bill, as water, wind, and small animals occasionally made their way into
his home. New plywood, sheetrock, and exterior skirting were
installed. With the home sealed, there was no more potential for mold.
Bill now enjoys his home without the agony of rain, wind, and critters
coming inside. He has the living environment he needs to regain his
strength without worrying about what may pour, blow or scurry through
the openings in his walls and floor.