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Energy Services 

Weatherization is a 'whole home' approach to ensuring a home is safe and energy efficient.

In partnership with the State of Ohio, Columbia Gas of Ohio, and Toledo Edison/First Energy, NeighborWorks Toledo Region is able to provide weatherization services to residents of Lucas County who income qualify.


The purpose of these programs is to identify and address health or safety issues present in the home, and to perform measures such as repairs or insulation that contribute directly to the reduction of the use of natural gas and electricity use, thus lowering utility costs.

A NTR Energy Auditor will develop a scope of work containing the the most cost-effective weatherization services for each home, tailored to meet each home's individual needs.

What is Weatherization?

Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) 


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The Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) provides eligible Ohio residents with assistance to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their energy costs. Ohioans participating in the HWAP will receive a home inspection to identify the services necessary to improve their home’s energy efficiency. Services are provided through local agencies in each county.

Who is Eligible for HWAP?
Ohioans with a household income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for the program.

WarmChoice® Provided by

Columbia Gas of Ohio


What is WarmChoice® and Who is Eligible?

Income-qualified homeowners and renters may receive a home energy inspection which includes safety checks on natural gas appliances. Possible energy efficiency services may include attic and wall insulation, air sealing, and repair or replacement of natural gas appliances – all at no cost. Services may also include a full home energy inspection and safety checks on appliances.

If you are a Columbia Gas of Ohio customer whose income is up to 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, you may be eligible. Both homeowners and renters are eligible for this program. 

Submit your contact information here, and we'll be happy to reach out to you with more information!


Community Connections Program

The Community Connections Program aims to help you reduce your electric bill and keep your home more comfortable during any season.

Depending on your electricity usage, Community Connections could provide you with an in-home energy use evaluation and energy-saving home improvements including:

  • Sealing air leaks in attic walls or foundations

  • Attic and/or wall insulation

  • Appliance (including refrigerator and/or freezer) testing and possible replacement

  • Electric water heater inspection

  • Replacement of inefficient light bulbs and power-strips

  • Faucet aerators

  • Energy education

Specific improvements will be determined during an energy audit performed in your home after your your application is processed and approved. All services are provided at no cost to you as the applicant.


Not sure if you'll qualify? Check out our income guidelines for more information

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Missing documents can increase application processing time; please make sure to supply all listed documents to ensure a quick determination.


Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP)


WarmChoice® by Columbia Gas of Ohio

Community Connections

Community Connections by First Energy

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