Weatherization Assistance Explained

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721 Barton Springs Road

Austin, TX 78704

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

Austin Energy provides free weatherization improvements to eligible customers. Hear from a satisfied weatherization customer:

What is Weatherization?

Weatherization improvements seal up a house so that cool air stays inside and hot, humid air stays outside. This protects a house from hot and cold weather as the seasons change.

Why is Weatherization Important?

  • Saves energy and money on electric bills
  • Improves indoor air quality and reduces indoor air pollutants
  • Seals up gaps, which helps reduce the entry of pests
  • Increases comfort by lowering the humidity of the home and maintaining a steady indoor temperature
  • Improves your home’s energy efficiency and reduces your carbon footprint

What are Weatherization Improvements?

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 - Air Infiltration

Weatherstripping of outside doors, sealing plumbing and electrical connections, and sealing 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

Installing solar screens on windows can reduce the amount of sunlight and heat that enters the home.

5 - Duct Repair/Replacement

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

6 - High Efficiency Lighting

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

7 - AC Equipment Inspection and Cleaning

Inspecting and cleaning a working AC unit and minor components can improve the air conditioner’s operation and lower the cost to operate.

Who is Eligible to Receive Weatherization Assistance?

Austin Energy provides free weatherization improvements at no cost 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), and if the customer meets income requirements.

Call 512-482-5346 or submit an online request to see if you are eligible for Weatherization Assistance

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Austin Energy

Customer Energy Solutions

721 Barton Springs Road

Austin, TX 78704

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Date last reviewed or modified: 7/7/20
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