Weatherization is the nation's core program for delivering energy efficiency services to low-income households. The program's goal is to reduce energy costs to low-income persons by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety. Weatherization specifically focuses on assisting low-income people - primarily elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, and households with high energy burdens. High energy costs are an excessive burden on low-income Americans. Weatherization alleviates this burden and improves the standard of living for these individuals and families.
How Does Weatherization Work?
Professionally trained Weatherization Specialists perform on-site energy audits on single-family or manufactured home owners and renters using state of the art diagnostic equipment to identify outside drafts. Weatherization specialists inspect and test combustion appliances; air seal ducts, holes and cracks; insulate attic, sidewall, floor and hot water heater; and install base-load measures for electricity reduction. Once installed, these energy saving measures help reduce heating and cooling costs for years to come.
How to Apply for Weatherization Assistance
Applications are available at our main office in Greenwood for those persons who live in the Upper Savannah Region (Greenwood, Laurens, Edgefield, Abbeville, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda), as well as, Anderson, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties. Applications are also available on our website.
NOTE: Weatherization on a home can only occur once every 15 years.
GLEAMNS Weatherization can be found on our Agency website at www.gleamnshrc.org under Programs. From the webpage, an application can be printed and required documents are listed.