Weatherization The Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP-Federal Program) and Home Energy Solution-Income Eligible (HES-IE) utility based program (Eversource and United Illuminating) are provided at NO COST to Income Eligible individuals. Weatherization services will permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy-efficient. Residents benefit from the improved energy performance in their houses or apartments; this is accomplished by use of the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry.

Families who receive these weatherization benefits see their annual energy bills reduced by an average of about $437, depending on fuel prices. Weatherization services are long-lived and add up over time to substantial benefits not only for weatherization clients but for the community as a whole. They also help reduce dependency on state and federal home heating assistance programs.

WAP (DOE) services include:

  • Home Energy Assessment
  • Windows / Storm windows / Insulation
  • Heating system evaluation / Water heater
  • Health and Safety evaluation
  • Evaluate lighting and water measures
  • Evaluate building structure, roof, plumbing, etc.

HES-IE services include:

  • Evaluate windows and insulation levels in walls and attic
  • Check and seal drafts throughout the home, such as doors, windows and other openings. 
  • Determine if you qualify for an energy-efficient refrigerator replacement. 
  • Provide and install water conservation measures; faucet aerators, low-flow showerheads, etc. 
  • Provide and install energy efficient LED lighting and additional efficiency measures. 
  • Health and Safety check.

New Opportunities Inc.’s service regions include the following areas; Naugatuck Valley and Greater Meriden areas, Greater Danbury area, Litchfield and Fairfield Counties.

For more information, call (203)575-4382 or email WX [at] NewOppinc [dot] org.

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