The Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) is designed to help low income residents save fuel and money, while increasing the comfort of their homes.
IHWAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the State Supplemental Energy Assistance Fund. Weatherization services are provided by local community action agencies or not-for-profit agencies throughout the state. If you live in Adams, Brown, Pike or Schuyler Counties you may contact Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials to apply for weatherization services at 217-224-8171.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is providing a large increase in DOE Weatherization funds. This Economic Stimulus funding will allow many more low-income Illinois homes to be weatherized over the next two years. If you would like to apply to have your home weatherized, or would like to become a weatherization contractor, please contact TRRC or the agency provider in your area.
Although most dwellings waste energy, different types of houses and apartments have different energy problems. Depending on the circumstances and condition of your dwelling, some of the following weatherization work may be done:
- Sealing cracks with weatherstrip and caulk.
- Insulating attics and walls.
- Repairing windows and doors.
- Replacing windows.
Weatherization services include having an experienced heating contractor examine your heating system. This contractor will make sure the heating system is safe and in good working order. Work on your furnace may include one or more of the following:
- Clean and tune.
- In some cases, replacement of the unit.
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