What is weatherization? It is the practice of protecting a building and its interior from the elements, particularly from sunlight, precipitation, and wind, and of modifying a building to reduce energy consumption and optimize energy efficiency. Weatherization services are only available within Lucas County.
Click the Application button below to fill out and print an application for services. Take a look at the checklist to provide what is need to help expedite the process.
Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) and
These programs are not rehabilitation or maintenance programs.
Their purpose is to identify health or safety issues related to the heating systems in the home. Diagnostic testing is performed to check for gas leaks and carbon monoxide leaks. The inspectors will test the air movement throughout the entire house to make sure that the home has the "right" amount of air flow. Too much or too little air can cause numerous issues in the home.
The following weatherization measures may be completed in your home if you are eligible for services. A home inspection determines the most cost-effective weatherization services for each home. The services may include:
Safety Inspection, tune-up/repair, and if necessary, installation of heating units
Insulation of attics
Insulation of sidewalls
Insulation of heating ducts
Insulation of floors
Insulation of water tanks
Reduction of air leakage from major sources
Personalized Energy Management Plans
The Community Connections Program is sponsored by Toledo Edison a First Energy Company and can help you reduce your electric bill and keep your home more comfortable in both winter and summer.
Depending on your electrical usage, Community Connections may provide you with an in-home energy audit and complete energy-saving home improvements such as:
- Sealing air leaks in attic walls or foundations
- Attic and/or wall insulation
- Appliance testing and possible replacement
- Electric water heater inspection
- Faucet aerators
- Energy education
Specific improvements you are eligible to receive will be determined during your home energy evaluation. No payment is required for these installations/services.