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.
SCS has a definite impact
on the economy of the communities served in both
counties. To learn more about how SCS affects your
community, we invite you to review the
Impact Report of the most current year, and to
review the economic impact on your specific
Our funding base is diverse, ranging from
federal to state and local governments, as well as
private foundations and corporations.
a United Way partner agency of the