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Energy, Food, Housing

Weatherization Process

How Does the Weatherization Process Work?

 
Energy Audit

The Weatherization Process begins with an energy audit, a process where one of our trained staff assess and documents the energy conservation needs of your home. During the audit, we visit your home and see what steps can taken to help reduce your energy bill. The audit can take three to four hours at your home where one of our Energy Specialists will:

  • Perform a safety and efficiency test on your heating system and water heater
  • Measure your home for heat loss calculations
  • Inspects your attic for bypasses
  • Checks insulation levels in your attic and walls
  • Provides home energy education 

After your audit is complete, our Energy Specialist will let you know what energy measures will most effective for your home. 

System Tune-Up

In the next step in our Weatherization Process, we send a licensed, insured, and bonded mechanical contractor to perform a thorough clean-and-tune of your heating system and address any health, safety, or mechanical issues that our Energy Specialist found in your home. 

Weatherization

Next, we send our carpentry crew to complete weatherization work on your home. This may include sealing air leaks, insulating attics and walls, and addressing any health and safety issues found in your home. 

Inspection

Finally, our inspector will visit your home to make sure all of the work was done properly. The inspector will personally go over any work done on your home with you to make sure that you are satisfied, as well as answer any questions you may have. 

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Energy Assistance

    55,886

  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start

    1,422

  • Low-Income People Registered to Vote

    1,320

  • Volunteer Hours

    31,317

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