Weatherizing a home is a great way to save money each month. CEO’s Weatherization Assistance program offers FREE insulation and weather-sealing services to eligible residents in Rensselaer County.
By weatherizing your home, you can lower your monthly utility bills, while also making your home safer and more comfortable. Lower monthly costs means more money in your pocket for other important things.
CEO’s 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 where air 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 in the chart 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 2012-2013 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:
Keith Place, Weatherization Manager
Phone: (518) 272-6012 ext. 290