Home Energy Saving Measures
The Department of Energy and Home Energy Assistance Weatherization Programs (DOE/HEAPWx) are blended together to install energy saving measures in HEAP eligible homes to conserve energy and heating costs.
A qualified Home Energy Auditor visits to do an assessment of the home’s energy use and loss, heating system efficiency, and air quality with the use of a blower door test, infrared digital camera, and home inspection. Homes are weatherized based on priority until funding is depleted each year.
A qualified contractor will install the energy saving measures that the Home Energy Auditor determines are needed such as:
- General air sealing and caulking
- Weather-striping and door sweeps
- Blown-in insulation
- Chimney bypasses
- Insulation of box sills in basements
The above items may or may not be installed in the home depending on the Energy Auditors findings.