Weatherization

Home Improvements

The Weatherization program conducts energy audits and home inspections to identify cost-effective repairs that will result in lower energy bills. Typical weatherization repairs include: replacing incandescent lighting; repairing windows, doors, and furnaces; carbon monoxide testing; wall, floor, ceiling, and duct insulation.

Our Clients

Serving clients in Salt Lake, Tooele, Davis, Weber, and Morgan counties, the Weatherization program gives precedence to elderly and disabled households, as well as those with children under the age of six. Households that rent or own their home, and make 200% or less of the federal poverty level are eligible to receive assistance from the Weatherization program.

Our Impact

• Weatherization reduces the overall energy consumption of low-income households up to 32%.

• Weatherization saves low-income households an average of 30% on utility costs.

• Weatherization improves the overall health and safety of low-income households.

Meet the Gary and Yuliya Lynch Family

The Gary and Yuliya Lynch family applied for Weatherization services in the summer of 2021. Our intake team assisted them in applying for HEAT services at the same time. This process gave the family access to the cooling and heating crisis services. These services allowed us to respond when the home cooling system failed during the hot summer months.

The recent weatherization services performed on the home reduced air leakage by 35% by installing several types of air sealing materials. Safety of the home was improved by modifying the venting system of the water heater, adding carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, and installing an ASHRAE exhaust fan. Insulation was added to the attic and walls. The family even qualified for a replacement refrigerator as the older unit was consuming high energy.

Going Green to Save Green

Our Weatherization program assists families through cutting energy costs and by improving the comfort and safety of their homes. Weatherization also reduces the use of non-renewable energy, which benefits the environment and allows for less pollution in our community.