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Weatherization & Energy Efficiency

Community Homeworks’ Weatherization Program grew out of the recognition that addressing energy inefficiency in a comprehensive way offers families long term savings, a healthier home environment, and the chance to improve their opportunity for a better life.THERMAL IMAGE BY TYRONE TURNER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Whole-House Weatherization includes:

  • Installation of high-efficiency mechanical systems, including furnace, water heater and HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator)
  • Air Sealing
  • Attic and Wall Insulation
  • Electrical efficiency improvements such as LED light bulbs and ECM high efficiency motors

These improvements help families reduce their utility bills by as much as 50%, making a real improvement in affordability. But they also improve the overall health of the home.

All weatherization work is performed by our certified mechanical staff:

  • Energy Star 3.0 HVAC certified contractors
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified Building Analysts
  • Department of Energy certified lead safe weatherization specialists
  • Department of Energy Indoor Air Quality certified
  • HVAC Excellence Certified in Gas Heat, Electrical, and Refrigeration

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Be a Consumers Energy customer
  • Live in Kalamazoo County
  • Own your home and be living in it
  • Be able to contribute by paying a co-payment (based on your income)
  • Have a household income at or below the following levels:
Weatherization Progam - household number and income guidelines
1 Person2 People3 People4 People5 People6 People7 People8 People
$23,760$32,040$40,320$48,600$54,550$58,600$62,650$66,700

Click here for our Client Eligibility & Application Packet.