|Weatherization Assistance Program
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides many northeast Iowans with the means to remain in their homes in safety, comfort, and affordability. Services include a cost effectiveness energy audit, air leakage checks, insulation, and all combustion appliances inspection for repair and⁄or replacement. NEICAC’s own crews provide all but appliance and furnace repair services. Certified area contractors and vendors do the authorized appliance and furnace work. Agency staff does a quality control final inspection. Besides their regular efforts, the Weatherization staff also administers contracts with the investor owned utilities of the area to install low-cost, energy efficient measures in eligible homes, such as compact fluorescent lighting, low-flow faucet aerators, showerheads, and hot water heater measures.
NEICAC’s Weatherization Program Director and Assistant Coordinator are also certified asbestos supervisor⁄ contractor licensed. We also provide inspection services to three county Public Health offices for the purpose of environmental investigations towards identification of lead poisoning of young children. The Weatherization staff are qualified to provide lead inspection risk assessments in all our seven county area for the purpose of real estate transaction. WAP is important to all that receive it, but more so if someone in your home is elderly, disabled or a young child under 6 years old. These persons are especially at risk for life threatening illness or death if their home is too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer.
Because NEICAC takes many more applications each year than we receive money to repair homes (4000 applications and 100 homes to weatherize) all applications are ranked by fuel useage. The latter referred at-risk clients are given additional priority points to ensure their homes are serviced first.
Click here for an Energy Program brochure.
Click here for a 2009 Weatherization Fact Sheet.
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