The Weatherization Assistance program is designed to
help reduce heating and other energy costs for
income eligible households by improving living
conditions and providing warmer, safer, and more
comfortable homes. It also aims to lower energy
costs by 19 to 22 percent.
Priority is given to the elderly, the disabled, and
households with small children. Eligibility for the
program is determined by gross household income and
vulnerability to heating and electricity costs.
The determination of applicant eligibility and
job priority are dependent upon several factors.
These factors will have impact on the time frames
for which the jobs are scheduled and completed.
If you are a renter, you must have landlord
approval. Please contact us for more details.
What to Expect
When a family becomes involved in the Weatherization
Assistance Program, an energy home assessment is
performed at each site by one of our New Hampshire
weatherization certified energy auditors. The
results of the assessment will determine what energy
improvements and health and safety measures are
The energy auditor will write up a
job performance work order and assign the work to a
trained sub-contractor. After each job is completed,
it is inspected and tested again by the energy
auditor for final results.
As part of the
process, the energy auditor works closely with each
family. The auditor will discuss what work is to be
done on the home and what results might be achieved.
Suggestions will also be offered on how to continue
achieving energy savings by including energy
conservation actions throughout the home.
The Weatherization Assistance Program operates on
federal grants from the US Department of Energy
(DOE) and the US Department of Health & Human
Services Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Weatherization measures may include
- Attic, wall, and floor insulation
- Use of air-sealing materials, such as
caulking, weather stripping, door sweeps, and
glass replacement, to stop air infiltration
- Installation of appropriate ventilation
- Tuning and/or cleaning heating systems
- Lighting and hot water improvements
The Weatherization Program serves eligible
households in Cheshire and Sullivan counties. There
is a waiting list of 1500 households throughout the
two counties. On the average, we complete 50 to 75
homes each year. For more information, please see
Heating Repair and Replacement Program
The Heating Repair and Replacement Program
(HRRP) can help clients repair or replace
their heating systems. Recipients must be
income-eligible and receiving fuel
assistance in order to qualify for HRRP.
Assistance for heating replacement is based
on availability of funds.