Community Action Team
What is Weatherization?
Weatherization has an important story to tell. Weatherization Works! Everyday, weatherization helps low-income families conserve energy, save money, and improve their living
conditions. Weatherization measures even save lives. Returning $2.10 in benefits for every $1 invested. Weatherization is the nation's "best kept secret" It is time to let that secret out!
The Weatherization Program sponsored by Ozark Action, Inc. is a free service for homeowners or renters who qualify. Weatherization crews insulate and repair homes to make them more energy efficient. Weatherizing can
make a home warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer, in return saving heating and cooling dollars.
Who Is Eligible?
All applicants must meet income guidelines. Renters must have owner approval and owner participation to receive services.
In 2009 eligibility was expanded to households with incomes up to 200 percent
of the national poverty level.
Current limits are as follows:
|Persons in Family
|Each Additional Member
How Do I Apply?
Application for Weatherization are
accepted by appointment at the Ozark Action Outreach Centers in our service
area. If you qualify, all work and materials are provided at no cost to
Weatherization Application online and complete and return to
any Ozark Action center.
What Services are Provided?
The Weatherization Assistance Program utilizes crews and advanced technology to make the homes of low-income people more energy efficient. Installation is often added to attics,
walls and or floors.
All infiltration measures such as caulking, weather-stripping, repairing and replacement of primary doors and windows are effectively guided by the use of blower doors.
Heating systems are tested for efficiency and safety. Attics and walls are insulated to recommended R-values. All weatherization measures are cost tested using a computerized audit
system to ensure only the most cost effective measures are performed.
"Weatherization reduces the average annual
heating bill by $350 per house"
Terry Sanders, Housing Division Director