Homeowners can reduce energy costs and address health and safety concerns through weatherization.
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) uses Whole House Weatherization, which treats the house as a single energy-consuming system, rather than a loose collection of unrelated pieces of equipment. It requires advanced diagnostic skills and cost-effective measure selection and installation. These conservation measures result in significant energy and cost savings in excess of 20 percent. Single-family homes, multifamily buildings and mobile homes are eligible.
Energy-efficiency measures performed through the program include:
- Air sealing
- Wall, floor and attic insulation
- HVAC system improvements or replacement
- Energy efficiency improvements in lighting
- Hot water tank and pipe insulation
GEFA contracts with16 Community Action Agencies, one local government and one nonprofit organization to provide weatherization services to eligible, low-income households in all 159 of Georgia’s counties.