Weatherization

Are you eligible?

  • Homeowners or renters with their landlord’s permission can apply.
  • The home to be weatherized must be a primary residence in Arizona.  Single-family homes, multifamily homes (townhomes, duplexs, apartment complexes) and mobile homes or trailers qualify.
  • Eligibility is based on household income.  To see if you qualify consult the Income Guideline Chart.

 

Weatherization:

  • Protects a home or a building and its interior from the impact of the elements
  • Reduces energy consumption and optimizes energy efficiency
  • Reduces energy costs

 

Weatherization in Arizona

  • Since 1977, 24,000 homes have received weatherization assistance
  • Low-income households spend up to 30% of their annual income on energy bills for non-weatherized homes. Other households spend 5-6%

 

Weatherization Benefits

  • Improved health and safety in the homes
  • Cost savings: Weatherization reduces household fuel costs between 25 and 30%
  • Reduced environmental impact
  • On average, every $1 invested in weatherization measures returns of $2.51 to the household and society
    *$1.80 is returned in reduced energy bills
    *$0.71 is returned to ratepayers, households, and communities

 

Weatherization Tools

  • Computerized energy audits and advanced diagnostic equipment determine the most cost-effective measures for each home
  • Typical measures include installing insulation in walls, floors and attics; reducing imbalances in air filtration and pressure; repairing and replacing ducts; repair and replacement of heating and cooling units; replacing broken windows and doors; health and safety tests for combustion, carbon dioxide and gas leaks.

 

Weatherization Partners

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ENERGY SAVINGS: In 2010, Oak Ridge National Laboratory estimated annual savings for an average family at $437 a year (pg.15; p3).