Weatherization

Where can I apply?

For information on where you can apply or for more information on the program, call your local outreach office.

Jackson County: 618.684.3341
Monroe County: 618.939.8715
Perry County: 618.542.4656
Randolph County: 618.443.5231

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Once my home is assessed, how long will it be before the work will be done to my home?

Your application is good for one year. The work will be done within that time period if funding is available. Therefore, some eligible households may not receive weatherization assistance during the program year in which they applied.

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My kids tested positive for lead. Can I still get weatherization?

No.

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I live in a mobile home. Will the program work with mobile homes?

Yes.

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Will I get a new furnace?

Not necessarily. A technician will perform a series of tests to help determine the condition of the heating system. In the event that a replacement furnace is not feasible, then the system will be cleaned and tuned.

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Will I get all of my windows and doors replaced?

Not necessarily. These. measures are done last and are not viewed as an effective energy measure as air sealing or insulation.

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How is it determined which work measures will be done?

A certified technician will record all the required structural information about your house and will then use a computerized energy audit program that tells what weatherization measures will be most cost effective for your dwelling.

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Households in weatherization are prioritized. What does that mean?

It means that the program’s goal is to serve those households that have the lowest incomes, together with the highest energy burdens. Income eligible households with high heating bills, in relation to income, and those containing elderly members (60 and over) with a disability or young children (5 years of age or below) will be given priority and […]

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What is the average energy savings on a weatherized home?

Savings vary across the state according to the weather and/or cost of fuel in that locality. An energy savings study done in 1988 showed an average statewide savings of 25%.

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Does weatherization include work like roofs, siding and plumbing?

Due to the cost of these repairs, the weatherization program cannot replace roofs, siding or plumbing. Weatherization’s focus is to perform energy saving improvements-not structural repair.

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