Do you want to save on heating and cooling bills? Weatherization services are designed to keep Kentuckians warm in the winter and cool in the summer, by improving on energy efficiency, household safety, and to educating the public.
Weatherization Services Include:
- Repair or replace heating equipment
- Insulate ceilings, walls, floors, water heaters and duct work
- Weatherstrip doors and windows
- Provide air sealing of the home
- Install energy efficient light bulbs
- Check for carbon monoxide leaks and other health and safety issues
- Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
National Weatherization Day 2023
This past Tuesday, October 30, was National Weatherization Day, a celebration of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). This year, to mark the occasion, we interviewed two homeowners, Barbara and Cherish, who received WAP support and toured the Residential Energy Efficiency (REE) Center in Frankfort, to learn more about the training behind Kentucky's weatherization efforts.
Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) receives WAP funds from the DOE and Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services (LIHEAP) and disperses them within the Commonwealth through nonprofits (mostly Community Action Agencies) whose crews and quality control inspectors, trained at the REE Center, install insulation, seal exteriors, repair ducts, replace heating equipment and more, saving residents as much as $500 in utility bills per year.
Interested Kentuckians should contact Gateway Community Action at (800) 927-1833 to see if they qualify and to apply for assistance.
The Weatherization Assistance Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the United States Department for Health and Human Services, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).