Save Money by Having a More Energy Efficient Home
Weatherization is a program which helps individuals with limited income cut their fuel bills, and save money by having a more energy efficient home.
Anyone either owner or renter, who occupies the home they wish to have weatherized and whose income in the past 12 months does not exceed the guidelines.
If the property you are living in was weatherized on or before September 30, 1993, then it is eligible to be audited again. This date is set by the Federal Government; it is not a ‘10 year basis’.
Income 200% of Federal Poverty Level, based on your last 12 months of income.
None, the program is FREE
What Does the Program Provide?
On Site Energy Audit — A CADCOM approved Energy Auditor will conduct a free energy analysis and will determine what work needs to be done.
Home Weatherization Work — The work will then be given to a contractor, who will make repairs that may include: caulking windows, window repairs, energy efficient light bulbs pipe wrap, attic insulation, weatherstripping doors, adding door sweeps, and tuning up gas or oil heaters if needed.
Program Background and Details
This program runs year round; apply early to try and have the work done before it gets too cold or hot. The same reasons your home gets cold in the winter can lead to excessive heat in the summer. Information will be provided to you at the time of audit on “Energy and Safety Tips” and “Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home”.
WHO PAYS FOR THIS?
The state and federal governments pay through your tax dollars. There is no cost to you for any labor or materials, and no lien is ever placed on the house or property.
WHERE’S THE CATCH?
There is none. Just ask your friends and neighbors. Every month, more than 2,500 homes across Pennsylvania are being done.
WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?
You can’t afford not to! You need to save money. We all need to conserve energy. Through weatherization, both can be accomplished.
Ways to Give
These are very difficult times for many in our community. Even in a county as wealthy as Montgomery, the problems of homelessness, hunger and unemployment have become persistent. CADCOM operates at the front lines of these issues and needs the support of the community. Together with you we can help many people meet their immediate needs and move to self-sufficiency.
Please click on the links to the left to see how you can donate or volunteer.
Our United Way donor number is 9727
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION
Elena Baker, Director, Weatherization & Housing
Phone:610-277-6363 ext. 118
Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program
Providing Heating Assistance
The Crisis program will reopen in the Fall of 2017.
The LIHEAP program is run by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. If you have a heating emergency and need to apply for a crisis grant, contact your local county assistance office or visit the LIHEAP website.
Local County Assistance Offices:
Norristown: Toll Free: 1-877-398-5571
1931 New Hope Street Phone: 610-270-3500
Norristown, PA 19401-3191 LIHEAP: 610-272-1752
Pottstown: Toll Free: 1-800-641-3940
24 Robinson Street Phone: 610-327-4280
Pottstown, PA 19464-5584 LIHEAP: 610-272-1752
What Does the Program Provide?
Emergency situations include:
Broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced
Lack of fuel
The main heating source or second heating source (a source that is used to operate the main heating source or used if the main heating source is not working) has been completely shut-off
Danger of being without fuel (less than a 15 day supply) or of having utility service terminated (received a notice that service will be shut off within the next 60 days)
Assistance with home heating crisis situations will be available 24 hours a day; in most counties, you should contact your local county assistance office. However, residents of the two counties listed below are encouraged to directly contact their local agencies that operate the crisis component in their areas:
Luzerne - Commission on Economic Opportunity of Luzerne Co., 1-800-822-0359;
Wyoming - Commission on Economic Opportunity of Wyoming Co., (570) 836-4090.