The Weatherization Assistance Program enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.
By reducing the energy bills of low-income families instead of offering aid, weatherization reduces dependency and liberates these funds for spending on more pressing family issues. On average, weatherization reduces heating bills by 32% and overall energy bills by $358 per year at current prices. This spending, in turn, spurs low-income communities toward job growth and economic development.
A primary goal of this program is to increase the knowledge of weatherization skills and home energy saving procedures, and to train volunteers in energy saving procedures.
By simply caulking, sealing, and weatherstripping around all your windows, outside doors, or where plumbing, ducting, and electrical wiring penetrate exterior walls, floors or ceilings, you can save 10 to 25 percent of your heating bill.
Add insulation whenever possible, perhaps just a little bit at a time. Improving attic insulation can save 10% to 50% of your heating and cooling costs.
Download the homeowner’s application:
Rebuilding Macon Homeowner’s Application (45kb .pdf)