Weatherization Assistance Program

Lowering utility bills by making your home more energy efficient.

BakerRipley’s Weatherization Assistance program is on a mission to enhance home comfort and energy efficiency, saving you money on your electric and gas bills every month. Thanks to the Department of Energy and Health and Human Services our services are FREE for qualifying households.

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Creating Long-Term Energy Solutions

Our dedicated team helps to mitigate areas where hot air permeates the home, such as around doors, windows, and HVAC ducts. We replace select appliances with Energy Star models and install LED (Light Emitting Diode) light bulbs, low-flow showerheads and sink faucets, attic and wall insulation, and solar screens to block window heat.

Learn more by watching the video showing Weatherization in 3 Easy Steps.

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Take the Next Step

To check your eligibility status and request an application for the Weatherization Program please click below or contact the United Way of Greater Houston 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE.

Eligibility

How to Qualify

To be eligible for our Weatherization Assistance Program, you must be a resident of Harris County and meet the guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which may be reviewed here. For your application, you will need:

Proof of income from the last 30 days is needed for all household members aged eighteen (18) and over. This may include gross wages, Social Security Award Letter, Unemployment benefits, Food Stamp Award Letter, retirement, or VA Disability check.

Identity verification is required for all household members, regardless of age. Suitable documents include a driver’s license, passport, or school ID.

You will need to provide documents that verify eligibility to receive federal benefits for all household members, regardless of age. This could include a U.S. passport, U.S. Birth Certificate, Certificate of Naturalization, or Permanent Resident card.

Your current electric bill is necessary for the application. If you are a Reliant customer, please provide your meter number. If your home uses gas, please have your current gas bill ready for submission as well.

Weatherization in Action

  • A weatherization technician blows loose-fill cellulose insulation to increase the R-Value of an unfloored attic.

  • A weatherization technician blows loose-fill cellulose insulation to increase the R-Value of an unfloored attic.

  • A weatherization technician injects cellulose insulation into the exterior walls of a home from outside.

  • A weatherization technician injects dense-pack cellulose insulation into the exterior walls of a home from the interior.

  • A weatherization installer is holding a new low flow shower head next to the existing higher flow device.

  • A weatherization installer places a vent on the roof prior to determining the final location of the exhaust vent termination. (All images shown on this page are attributed to NREL/DOE, as the original creators of content)

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