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Health & Human Services - Housing Services

Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program

The Department of Energy funds the Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program. The purpose of this program is to improve the energy efficiencies in dwellings with a low income, elderly, disabled, and or small children under the age of six.

This program provides the materials and labor necessary to improve energy efficiency by reducing air infiltration, insulating attics and crawlspaces, installing solar screens, and the replacement (repair) of, storm windows, AC & furnace, kitchen ranges, water heaters, and various wall heaters. The LIHEAP program is available to homes weatherized prior to September 30, 1993 and is available to those who qualify.

Loose-Fill Attic Insulation

Before

After

attic before insulation
attic with new insulation

One of the most important building materials in a home is the insulation. Without the insulation, many of the other energy-efficient components won't perform as intended. A well-insulated home uses less energy in winter for heating and less energy in summer for cooling.


Last Modified: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 1:23 PM


Last Modified: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 1:23 PM