WestCOP’s weatherization services consist of cost-effective energy efficiency measures for existing residential and multifamily housing with low-income residents. It includes a wide variety of energy efficiency measures that encompass the building envelope, its heating and cooling systems, its electrical system, and electricity consuming appliances.
The benefits of weatherization begin with reducing the energy bills of recipients for a long period of time. Some measures, such as insulating walls or roofs, for example, can provide savings for the lifetime of a house—30 years or more. On average, the value of the weatherization improvements is 2.2 times greater than the cost.
WestCOP’s Weatherization program serves low-income families free of charge and limits the amount of money that can be spent on any single residence as determined by federal rules.