Travis County Housing Services provides free weatherization improvements to make homes more energy efficient for eligible county residents.

Austin Energy Free Weatherization Program

This program provides weatherization services determined by the City of Austin's Austin Energy Department. The goal of this program is to assist clients in achieving a higher energy efficiency level in their residence.

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All Services

Services included are standard energy efficiency improvements such as air infiltration reduction, installation of solar screens, attic insulation, and HVAC duct sealing. This program is available to those who qualify.

Roof Coating

elastomeric roof coating Elastomeric Roof Coating protects buildings from the elements for years. Highly reflective to keep interiors cooler and reduce energy costs up to thirty-five percent!roof coating

  • Reflects more than ninety percent of the sun's rays
  • Forms a thick rubber-like blanket of protection
  • Protects against moisture
  • One hundred percent acrylic elastomeric resin for durability and long life
  • Expands and contracts with your roof
  • Higher solids for better coverage
  • Cured elastomeric film is mildew and algae resistant
  • Soap and water cleanup - while wet

Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program

The Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) provides services to repair, replace or retrofit inefficient heating and cooling appliances.

Services in Detail

The goal of this program is to help clients achieve energy self sufficiency by repairs or replacement of AC’s, furnaces, space heaters, wood burning stoves, refrigerators, or water heaters.

Assistance is available to qualified low income homeowners and renters as long as an energy savings can be demonstrated.

Water Heater Tips

water heaterWater heaters are ranked third on the household energy consumption list. By increasing you water heater's efficiency you can reduce your energy costs.

  • Lower the thermostat(s) on your water heater to 120°F.
  • Take more showers than baths. Baths use the most hot water in an average household.
  • Drain a quart of water from your hot water tank every 3 months to remove sediment that prevents heat transfer and lowers the unit's efficiency.
  • Insulate your hot water storage tank and pipes, but be careful not to cover the tank thermostat(s).
  • Repair leaky faucets and shower heads. A leak of one drip per second can cost $1 per month.
  • Install aerators in faucets and low-flow shower heads that may reduce your hot water consumption by half.

Provided by the U.S. Department of Energy

Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program

The Department of Energy funds the Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program.

Program purpose and services

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

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After
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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.