Capital Area Community Services (C.A.C.S.) offers free home weatherization assistance to residents of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee Counties. The program is designed to help lower fuel costs by making homes more energy efficient. Under today’s Weatherization Assistance Program, more work can be completed. This means greater energy savings for eligible residents!
How much can I save?
Recent studies show that the average savings resulting from weatherizing a gas heated home is 32%. Having your home weatherized can save you an average of $358 per year on your energy bills!
What work will be done on my home?
Typical weatherization measures may include: smoke detectors, clothes dryer vents, furnace/water heater testing, repair or replacement, duct insulation, attic insulation, setback thermostats, low flow showerheads, kneewall insulation, exterior wall insulation, infiltration/exfiltration measures, bandjoist (boxsill) insulation, floor insulation, perimeter insulation, refrigerator replacement, and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
How do I qualify?
To qualify for the Weatherization Assistance Program, your total household income cannot exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Also, your home may not have been weatherized by this program after 9/30/94. (Click for more information)
Both homeowners and renters may participate in this program. Renters must get prior approval from their landlord, and have their landlord sign an agreement for Weatherization services.
We encourage you to apply for the Weatherization Assistance Program now! Having your home insulated is also a great way to reduce cooling costs, while staying cooler in the summer!
The Weatherization Assistance Program is funded by DOE and utility programs.