Weatherizing a home is a great way to save money each month. CEO’s Weatherization Assistance program offers FREE insulation and air-sealing services to eligible residents in Rensselaer and Washington counties.
With increasing costs of utilities, by weatherizing your home, you can lower the amount of kilowatts and fuel used in your home, thus lowering your utility bill while also making your home safer and more comfortable. Lower monthly costs means more money in your pocket for other important things.
CEO’s energy auditors, certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified auditors will travel to your home after your application has been approved. The auditor will perform a visual check of your home to spot areas of concern, like broken windows or holes in the walls. Next, they will use a “blower door” device to push air through the entire building. This helps our team to measure the air leakage of the home and where your heat is escaping.
With that information, the auditors will develop a custom plan for your home using some or all of the following services:
Adding or improving insulation in walls, attics and crawl spaces
Adding weather-stripping on doors and windows
Caulking around openings
Patching holes in walls or windows
Testing, cleaning, repairing or possibly even upgrading heating systems
Once your home has been weatherized you can expect to see a drastic decrease in your monthly energy bills.
All who apply must meet the income requirements below. However, a household is automatically eligible if a household member:
Receives supplemental security income
Is on the food stamp program
Is HEAP eligible
Is on Public Assistance
Please review this chart for the 2016-2017 income eligibility guidelines.
Renters may also apply if more than half of the building’s tenants meet the eligibility guidelines and the building contains up to 4 units (with landlord approval).
If you have any questions, or if you need help filling out your application, please contact: