Gaston Community Action's Weatherization Program
helps families in
Gaston, Stanly, Union and Mecklenburg counties
The Weatherization Assistance Program is administered through the North Carolina Department of Commerce Energy's Office. Weatherization makes homes energy efficient for low-income households by addressing safety conditions; i.e. air sealing, insulation, and repairing heating and cooling systems.
Save Money by Reducing Your Energy Bills
Through the Weatherization Assistance Program, trained technicians evaluate the needs of each home by conducting an energy audit. They suggest the energy efficiency methods that are the most appropriate and cost-effective for your home, making it warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and safe all year long.
Typical services include:
- Improving health and safety conditions by addressing carbon monoxide levels and combustion safety
- Sealing air leaks
- Installing insulation in attics, walls and floors
- Sealing and insulating ducts
- Replacing existing lighting with energy efficient bulbs
- Performing tune-ups and repairs to heating and cooling systems
Families with incomes below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (see chart below) are eligible for Weatherization services or households with at least one member receiving cash assistance payments under SSI or TANF are eligible for weatherization services. Families with incomes below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level (see chart below) are eligible for Heating and Air Program (HARRP).
Weatherization services are delivered to single-family homes, multi-family dwellings, and mobile homes. You do NOT have to own your home to be eligible for services. Those renting property can also apply but must have written permission from their landlord before weatherization services can be performed. Landlords are required to make a small contribution toward the work to be completed.
Due to the demand for services, eligible applicants for weatherization assistance may be placed on a waiting list for services. The Weatherization Program prioritizes eligible families, serving the elderly, people with disabilities and families with children first.
Size of Family Unit
150% of Poverty HAARP
200% of Poverty WAP
|FOR FAMILIES WITH MORE THAN 8 PERSONS, ADD $3,960 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON
Useful Energy Saving Links:
PSNC Energy Tips
Piedmont Natural Gas Tips and Tools
Duke Power Energy Saving Tips
Other Useful Links:
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Mold and Moisture