Free home upgrades that increase comfort and lower energy bills
Having a home that’s uncomfortable — too cold or too hot — and having high energy bills are usually the results of a home that’s not properly protected from the weather. For example, when your home has unsealed air leaks that allow heated air to escape, your heater has to work longer and harder to keep your home, and the people in it, comfortable. The solution to this problem is called weatherization. It’s the process of protecting your entire home so that the air you heat stays where you want it: inside your home.
The Home Weatherization Assistance program is a partnership between PSE, federal and state funding sources. It’s a way for us to connect our income-qualified customers to the local agencies that can assess your home and provide free, whole-home upgrades to help lower your monthly energy bill. The first step you need to take is to contact your local agency to see if you qualify.Apply
Do I qualify?
Check our income table and guidelines to see if you might qualify for the Home Weatherization Assistance program. The best way to find out for sure is to contact your local agency. They will help you through the application process. If you don’t qualify for Home Weatherization Assistance, be sure to check out our increased rebates for income-qualified customers through Efficiency Boost.
How do I qualify?
What is the process like?
The Home Weatherization Assistance program is not administered through PSE. It is administered through county agencies. Our agency partners are the ones who decide if you qualify. They will walk you through every step of the process and keep you informed along the way.
How long does it take?
Due to staffing and supply shortages related to the pandemic, wait times for the Home Weatherization Assistance program can be long. In some cases, you may need to wait several months. We understand that’s a long time, but we assure you it’s definitely worth the wait!
What do I receive through the program?
Once you have qualified and it is your turn to be served by the program, it begins with an in-home assessment by professional contractors employed by your local agency. They will conduct a home assessment to determine how best to weatherize your home and possibly upgrade equipment that is old or inefficient. The list of free upgrades you could potentially receive is extensive. Past customers have received upgrades for many parts of their home that made them much more comfortable and lowered their bills.
Who do I contact with questions?
The place to start, and the place to go to with any questions, is always your local agency. Find your local agency.
How do I contact my local agency?
View our list of local agencies to determine who to contact for help in your county.