Weatherization

Does your home need to be weatherized?

If you are looking for a long-term solution to high energy bills and a way to make your home more energy efficient, we have the program for you!

The Indiana Weatherization Assistance Program provides energy conservation measures and education to low-income Hoosiers every day.

Getting Started

If you are interested in having your home weatherized, you must first contact your local Community Action Agency to enroll.

Eligibility for the program is based on household income and the condition of your home.

To meet income guidelines, you can make up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, or up to $51,500 for a family of 4.

Weatherization Process

Because the demand for these services routinely exceeds available funds, you can expect to be placed on a waiting list.

Once your home comes up on the wait list, you will be contacted and a state-trained energy auditor will be sent to your home to perform a comprehensive energy audit.

The audit may consist of:

  • Lead base paint test (if the home was built prior to 1978)
  • Assessment of heating and cooling systems
  • Assessment of air exchange systems
  • Determination of proper insulation in attics and walls

Health and Safety

Because the Health & Safety of all who enter your home is a priority, there are some things you should do to prepare.

  • Take care of any water leaks or mold issues
  • Make sure your home is free of bug and pest infestations
  • Clear areas around heating and cooling systems and hot water heater to ensure they are accessible

The Results

The results of the audit are unique to your home and determine which energy efficiency upgrades will maximize energy savings for you.

Upon completion of the audit, state-trained contractors will install the energy efficiency upgrades prescribed by the auditor.

A final audit will be conducted at the completion of the installation work to ensure the energy efficiency measures installed are operating in such a way to maximize energy savings.

Because the work completed on your home is funded through the federal government, all audits and energy efficiency upgrades are installed at no cost to you.

After the final audit has been completed and approved by you, you will be responsible for maintenance of the home and all measures installed.

What to expect:

  • You can expect to be treated in a courteous manner as the workers enter your home
  • You can expect the workers to clean up their workspace at the end of each day
  • Above all, you can expect lower utility bills!

If interested, please contact CAPE Weatherization at (812) 492-3925

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I qualify if I rent?

Yes
Rental units qualify.
(Landlord contribution may be required.)

Will this cost me any money?

No
All energy efficiency upgrades are installed at no cost to you.

Do you do windows?

No
We will not replace windows.

If I qualify based on my income does my home automatically qualify?

No
Some Health and Safety issues could cause you to be deferred until corrected.

Do my utility services have to be on at the time?

Yes
Utility service must be on during the initial audit, during the work process and the final inspection.

The Weatherization program helps insulate homes to lower heating and cooling bills.

May be available to income eligible households.

Goal: To assist qualifying customers in lowering home heating and cooling costs by applying energy efficient measures and products in housing units. Services provided: Installation of products to improve energy conservation in rental and owner-occupied units. Lead testing service available too. What program can/cannot do: Program can provide services to decrease winter heating and summer cooling costs. Program cannot perform rehabilitation or repair services. Who is eligible: Households with annual income up to 200% of the current poverty guideline. Information required for application: Contact office for required application items. Funding sources: US Department of Energy, Vectren, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Contact Information:

Andy Brinkley
Weatherization Manager
906 Main St
Evansville, IN 47708

(812) 297-4851

Office hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM