Through the Governor’s Energy Office, Colorado seniors may apply for their home to be weatherized for increased energy efficiency and savings. If approved, an energy technician will conduct an energy audit of the home to identify was to make it more energy efficient including:
- Energy Audit
- Insulation in Attics and Walls
- Furnace Replacement
- Furnace Safety Testing
- Refrigerator Replacement
- Sealing Air Leaks
- Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL)
- Storm Windows and Doors
- Energy Conservation Information
Emergency funding may also be available in a home heating related crisis.
To qualify, applicants should be receiving at least one of the following social benefit programs or be eligible to receive them: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF); Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND); Aid to the Blind (AB); Old Age Pension (OAP); Supplemental Security Income (SSI); and/or Medicaid.
If the home is determined to need repairs or upgrades to maximize efficiency or in an emergency, a maximum of $1500 may be awarded to cover the costs.
To apply, persons should contact the Low Income Weatherization office for details on services that are covered, as well as to determine if your home has been previously weatherized.