Federally funded weatherization programs are designed to address health and safety issues and to apply energy conservation measures in order to increase the energy efficiency of the home and reduce household energy costs. Eligibility is determined by income with priority given to the elderly, the disabled, and families with children under six years of age. These programs work in conjunction with various other conservation programs funded by Liberty Utilities, Eversource, Unitil, and NH Electric Co-Op. Weatherization services were provided to 85 homes in 2013.
WHAT DOES THE WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM DO?
Conducts an energy audit analysis of your home to address health & safety concerns and to determine energy conservation measures such as:
- Repairing, caulking, and weather stripping doors and windows.
- Wrapping hot water tanks with insulation.
- Hard pipe dryer exhaust vent to make drying safer and drying time more efficient.
- Install new bath fans.
- Refrigerator metering to see if it qualifies for FREE REPLACEMENT.
- Carbon Monoxide testing and detector installation.
- Reducing drafts by sealing areas of air infiltration. Installing “Low Flow” shower heads and faucet aerators.
- Installing energy efficient light bulbs. Ordering a onetime thorough cleaning, tuning, and minor repairs to your heating system.
- In some cases insulation may be added to walls, attic, and floors.
- Emergency furnace repair and replacement when funding permits.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE?
- If your fuel assistance application lists your FPG (Federal Poverty Guidelines) at or below 200% you also qualify for Weatherization.
- Homeowners, Mobile home owners and Renters are all eligible to apply for Weatherization.
- If your home has been weatherized by our Weatherization Program after September 1994 it cannot be weatherized again.
- Eligibility is determined by income (with priority given to the elderly, handicapped, and families with children under 6).
- Renters must have the landlord's permission to be weatherized.
HOW TO APPLY FOR WEATHERIZATION
- Complete a Fuel Assistance or Electric Assistance Application.
- Your Fuel Assistance application is a dual application and is also used to apply for weatherization.
- Answer “YES” to the question on the Fuel Assistance application that asks, “Are you interested in receiving weatherization services?”
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