Government assistance program

Throughout the country there are assistance programs available that can help you improve your house performance, reducing your energy consumption at little or no cost to you.

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Funds are used to improve the energy performance of dwellings of needy families using the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provides funding to states, U.S. overseas territories, and Indian tribal governments, which manage the day-to-day details of the program. These governments, in turn, fund a network of local community action agencies, nonprofit organizations, and local governments that provide these weatherization services in every state.

The energy conservation resulting from these efforts of state and local agencies helps our country reduce its dependence on foreign oil and decrease the cost of energy for families in need while improving the health and safety of their homes. During the past 33 years, WAP has provided weatherization services to more than 6.4 million low-income households. Families receiving weatherization services see their annual energy bills reduced by an average of about $437, depending on fuel prices. Because the energy improvements that make up weatherization services are long lived, the savings add up over time to substantial benefits for weatherization clients and their communities, and the nation as a whole.

The Public Utility Commission of Texas is in charge to fund the programs throughout Texas. Those funds are managed by the electric delivery companies and sponsors sign a one year contract with them (once all the requirements are completed) to execute the upgrades and improvements in the beneficiary house holder (Customer).

  The program allow the sponsor to offer different types of installations like:

  1. Upgrading attic insulation to R-30

  2. Seal the house

  3. Seal the ductwork

  4. Replace windows

  5. Replace water heater

If a customer is interested in any of these upgrades; the program sponsor will visit the house to do a pre-inspection to take basic information like:

  1. Electric System Identifier (ESI). This is a number that identifies your house in the system (you can find that number in the back of your electric bill)

  2. Check what type of HVAC system you have (electric, Heap Pump, Gas)

  3. Check the existing level of insulation

  4. Visual inspection of the house looking for potential problems.

In many cases the program covers the cost of materials and labor, if not the program sponsor will tell the customer for a possible charges to them (usually little) before start.

The information collected is typed into the system for approval. Once the system approve the house, then the program sponsor will contact the householder and schedule an appointment to do the installation approved.

After the installation is done, the householder is required to sign a contract that certify what was installed and the customer agrees to allow a post-inspection, this is a very important requirement.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us or email us any comment or suggestion, we will love to here from you.


Dallas/Fort Worth Area:

This area is serve by Oncor and you can find more information about the weatherization program in their web site:

Houston Area:

This area is cover for Center Point and you can see more information in their web site at:

We are currently working in this areas:

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