Weatherization Help Available for Residents

weather-cold-tempWinter is fast approaching, which means it’s time to think about weatherizing your home to be more energy efficient. October 30th has been designated by Governor Hickenlooper as Weatherization Day. The designation is intended to raise the awareness about the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), instituted in 1976, to provide assistance to low-income families for making energy efficient improvements to their homes. Created by the US Department of Energy, the mission of the WAP is geared to reduce costs and reduce energy usage for low income families, particularly seniors, people with disabilities, and families with young children. In this area, the Weatherization program is administered by the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG), under contract to the Colorado Energy Office (CEO). With offices in Silverthorne and New Castle, the team completed energy efficiency improvements to 165 homes in 13 counties in northwestern Colorado in 2013. Eligibility for the program is based on income levels. For more information, click here.

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