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1 Weatherization Assistance Program - DOE Janie Harris, Extension Specialist Housing and Home Environment Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating

2 Program Established in 1976 Service to Low Income Families Install energy efficient measures based on energy audit Average expenditure in 2008, was $2,966/home 2009 average expenditure with stimulus is $6500/home

3 Home Energy Audit Assess how much energy your home consumes Evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient

4 Energy Use

5 Home Energy Audit Do-It-Yourself Professional

6 Locating Air Leaks Electrical outlets Switch plates Window frames Baseboards Weather Stripping around doors Fireplace dampers Attic hatches Wall or window mounted air conditioners Gaps around pipes and wires Others

7 Insulation Helps reduce heating and cooling costs Makes home more comfortable Keeps the heat in during the winter and keeps the heat out during the summer R value should be based on recommendations for your area The higher the R-value, the better your walls and roof will resist the transfer of heat

8 Common Measures to Weatherize Caulking Weather stripping Insulation Air Sealing Windows Heating Water Heaters Air Conditioning Electrical Appliances

9 Weatherization Services State and local agencies Utility companies NEAT – National Energy Audit Tool MHEA – Manufactured Home Energy Audit Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC) operated by DOE's Office of Scientific and Technical Inquiry. For more information, call ESTSC at or via at

10 Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Home Repair Assistance & Weatherization TDHCA does not fund individuals directly Programs administered through a network of organizations Go to website and enter city/county for a list of TDHCA funded and other government funded assistance providers in your area Toll free help

11 TDHCA Contact To contact the Weatherization Program:

12 The 2009 Weatherization Assistance Program seems fairly straightforward. Through the program, "an average investment of up to $6,500 per home in energy efficiency upgrades and will be available for families making up to 200% of the federal poverty level - or about $44,000 a year for a family of four."

13 How to Apply on/apply.html#eligible on/apply.html#eligible DOE-WAPStatePlan pdf DOE-WAPStatePlan pdf Look on website for application


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