Weatherization Assistance Explained

Free home improvements available for eligible renters and homeowners.

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Weatherize to Lower Energy Costs and Improve the Comfort, Health, and Safety of Your Home

Austin Energy's Weatherization Assistance provides free home energy improvements to eligible customers.

What are Home Energy Improvements?

Home energy improvements, such as attic insulation and duct repair, are also known as home weatherization. These improvements help make your home energy efficient, safer and healthier. The end result is a home that stays cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter!

Hear from some of our satisfied weatherization customers.

Why are Home Energy Improvements Important?

  • Saves energy and money on electric bills
  • Improves indoor air quality by reducing allergens and indoor air pollutants
  • Seals up gaps and cracks, which helps reduces the movement of air and the entry of pests
  • Increases comfort by lowering the humidity in the home and maintaining a steady indoor temperature from one room to the other
  • Improves your home’s energy efficiency

What Improvements Will My Home Receive?

Austin Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program

The illustration shows the areas of the house that may be included as part of Austin Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program. 

1 - Health and Safety

New carbon monoxide and smoke detectors improve health and safety.

2 - Sealing Gaps and Cracks

Sealing of outside doors, plumbing and electrical connections, as well as the duct system helps prevent pests and pollutants from entering the home. This also keeps conditioned air from escaping outside.

3 - Attic Insulation

If current insulation levels are low (less than 10”), additional insulation in the attic can help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

4 - Solar Screens

Replacing existing screens and installing solar screens on windows can reduce the amount of heat that enters the home, keeping rooms cooler in the summer.

5 - Duct Repair/Replacement

Repairing or replacing ductwork that is old, damaged, or poorly sized can help correct problems with heating and cooling your home and making it comfortable.

6 - High Efficiency Lighting

LED lighting installed in the house requires less energy to operate, which can help lower electricity bills and save money.

7 - Air Conditioning Equipment Inspection and Cleaning

Inspecting and cleaning a working air conditioning unit and its minor components can improve the air conditioner’s operation, lower the cost to operate, and extend its life.

8 - Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats let you adjust your thermostat from anywhere using your smart phone, tablet, or computer. They can help you easily create schedules to automate your heating and cooling, saving you energy and money. As an added bonus, Austin Energy will pay you $85 if you enroll in the voluntary Power Partner℠ Program.

Who is Eligible to Receive Weatherization Assistance?

Austin Energy provides these free home energy improvements to eligible customers. Austin Energy customers may qualify if their home is 2,500 sq. ft. or smaller; if the home’s appraised value is $300,000 or less (excluding land value); if the house is 10 years or older; and if the customer meets income requirements. 

Apply for Weatherization Assistance. Questions? Call 512-482-5346 or email Weatherization.

Now Offering a Rebate and Loan for the Purchase of a New Air Conditioning System

For customers who participate in our free weatherization program, Austin Energy is now offering a rebate and 0% financing for up to 10 years on a new air conditioning system! Please talk with your Austin Energy inspector and participating contractor during the assessment, if you are interested in rebates and financing for a new air conditioning system.

Apply for pre-approval online with Velocity Credit Union

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Date last reviewed or modified: 9/18/20
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