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Weatherization Program Mission: The State of Indiana's Weatherization Assistance Program increases the energy efficiency of dwellings occupied by low-income families (homeowners or renters), thereby reducing their energy costs, while safeguarding their health and safety. Among low-income households, the Program prioritizes those with elderly residents, individuals with disabilities, families with children, and households who are high energy users and/or have a high energy burden.
Operation: Indiana's Weatherization Program is funded through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and is administered at the local level by the Indiana Community Action Agencies.
Economic Impact: Weatherization measures reduce average annual heating costs by $193 per dwelling. Alleviation of the high energy burden faced by low-income households enables them to gain increased financial independence and flexibility for spending on other essential items.
Income Guidelines: The family must have gross monthly income that does not exceed 200% of the poverty guidelines.
2011 Poverty Guidelines: Weatherization 200% of Poverty
Family Size Monthly Annual
1 $1,815 $21,780
2 $2,452 $29,420
3 $2,857 $37,060
4 $3,450 $44,700
5 $4,362 $52,340
Area Five Agency's Weatherization Assistance Program is current serving the following counties:
Cass County - 1801 Smith St., Logansport, IN 46947
1-800-654-9421 or (574) 722-4451
Howard County - 111 E. Sycamore St., Kokomo, IN 46901
Miami County - 661 E. Main St., Peru, IN 46970
Wabash County - 105 Olive St., Wabash, IN 46992
Tipton County - Contact Howard County or Cass County for information.
Weatherization Services: Weatherization services are cost-effective energy efficiency measures for existing residential and multifamily housing with low-income residents free of charge. It includes a wide variety of energy efficiency measures that encompass the building envelope, its heating and cooling system, and consuming appliances. Weatherization technicians use advanced energy audits and diagnostic equipment to identify the cost effective, energy savings measures for each home. Examples of these measures include, install insulation, reducing air infiltration, and performing heating tune-ups and modifications. Furnaces, water heaters, refrigerators, and gas stoves are tested for efficiency and safety. When necessary, these combustion appliances may be repaired or replaced. Crews also address energy related health and safety conditions, particularly carbon monoxide and lead hazards.
Energy Saving Tips:
- Clean or replace furnace filter
- Convert light bulbs to compact fluorescent; highest use locations first
- Install shrink-wrap interior storm window kits on leaky windows
- Plug holes and utility penetrations with foam in can
- Caulk leaky interior edges along baseboards, window trim, etc.
- Replace broken or missing receptacle and switch covers and install childproof plugs
- Install a set-back thermostat
- Install a water heater tank wrap IF you have an older, fiberglass insulated unit
- Insulate hot water pipes in unconditioned areas
- Insulate air ducts in unconditioned areas
- Perform attic air sealing and then add insulation up to R-38
- Install proper door latches to keep doors closed securely
AREA FIVE AGENCY
1801 SMITH STREET
LOGANSPORT, IN 46947
574-722-4451 EXT 219
The Weatherization program operates in Cass, Howard, Miami, Wabash, and Tipton counties funded through Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority to weatherize homes.
The bid process requires submission of required information and assurances. If you are interested in submitting a bid for the provision of the services, please call or e-mail to request a packet or make a request in writing.