Low-income households can apply for weatherization services

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Posted 11/2/18

Arapahoe County's weatherization program has provided energy conservation services for more than 30 years and has weatherized nearly 8,500 homes in the last 10 years. The program provides services to …

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Low-income households can apply for weatherization services

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Arapahoe County's weatherization program has provided energy conservation services for more than 30 years and has weatherized nearly 8,500 homes in the last 10 years.

The program provides services to low-income households in Arapahoe and Adams counties with households up to 200 percent of the federal poverty guideline ($50,200 annual gross for family of four).

Weatherization services are available to income-eligible owners and renters who reside in single-family homes, mobile homes and multifamily units. A home can receive weatherization services only once, and all services and materials are provided at no cost to eligible households. All employees and subcontractors must pass a background check.

Eligible homes go through an energy audit to identify issues that create inefficiencies. A common culprit is a lack of proper insulation or appliances and furnaces that do not operate efficiently.

An audit also can identify potential health and safety issues, such as problems with combustion appliances. Once an audit is conducted, weatherization technicians provide services needed to fix issues and make a home safer, healthier and more energy efficient.

The weatherization process not only makes a home more comfortable year-round, it also provides cost savings for a family — 10 to 30 percent in monthly utility bills.

For information or to apply for weatherization services, contact the Arapahoe County Weatherization Division at 303-636-1982 or go to www.arapahoegov.com/weatherization

Funding for weatherization services is provided by the Colorado Energy Office and the U.S. Department of Energy, Denver Regional Office.

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