Weatherization

National Weatherization Program

staff member caulkingThe national Weatherization program was designed in the 1970s during the energy crisis, focusing on sealing windows and caulking. Additional funding was then provided for door installation, attic insulation, caulking and glazing windows, and window installation. Today’s program also uses computerized blower doors to detect all air leakages in the home and then calculates the most feasible and cost-effective repairs. It also focuses on health and safety concerns, such as installing carbon monoxide sensors and smoke detectors, and removing open flame heaters. Procedures recommended by the National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT) make houses more energy efficient by reducing energy usage, lowering utility bills, and making the house a more comfortable place to live.

Eligibility

To qualify for this program, the homeowner must:

  • be a resident of Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, Caddo or Grady counties
  • meet income guidelines (see chart below)
  • complete an application

Priority is given to seniors, the handicapped, households with children age 12-under, and date of application.

2019 Income Guidelines for Weatherization Assistance Programs

Persons in Household100%(LIHEAP*)
150%
(DOE**)
200%
1$12,490$18,735$24,980
2$16,910$25,365$33,820
3$21,330$31,995$42,660
4$25,750$38,625$51,500
5$30,170$45,255$60,340
6$34,590$51,885$69,180
7$39,010$58,515$78,020
8$43,430$65,145$86,860
For each person over 8Add $4,420 eachAdd $6,630 eachAdd $8,840 each

*Department of Health and Human Services’ Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
**Department of Energy

Procedures that could be recommended by the NEAT audit:

  • attic and wall insulation
  • repairs to stop air infiltration
  • minor roof repairs
  • replacing exterior windows and doors
  • window caulking and glazing
  • minor wall and floor repair
  • weather stripping
  • installation of carbon monoxide sensors and smoke detectors

The NEAT audit must recommend a procedure before it can be performed. For more information, please call (405) 232-0199 and ask for Home Weatherization, or email wxsec@caaofokc.org.

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