The Weatherization Assistance Program helps lower income families with permanently reducing their energy bills by making their apartments and homes more energy efficient. Over the last 30 years, the U.S. Department of Energy 's (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program has provided weatherization services to over 5.7 million families.
By lowering the utility bills of lower income families instead of offering direct cash aid and paying their utility bills, weatherization reduces homeowner dependency and it also frees up funds for spending on more pressing family issues. On average, weatherization programs will reduce heating bills by almost 32% and it will lower overall energy bills by almost $400 per year.
Weatherization includes a wide variety of energy saving and efficiency measures that encompass the entire home or building envelope, including electrical system, heating and cooling systems, and any energy consuming appliances. In other words, weatherization will include and help with the full range of energy efficiency measures in homes and apartment buildings.
You should contact the same agencies referenced throughout this site to ask about any weatherization assistance that they provide, and how it can help with your utility bills. You can also contact your local community action agency. This organizations will often administer the Weatherization programs in your local area.