The Madison County Weatherization Program aids eligible homeowners by installing energy saving measures free of charge to the applicant's residence. A Priority ranking system is used for all homes in the program. Income eligible households with high heating bills in relation to income, and those containing elderly residents (60 and over), persons with a disability, or residents with young children (5 years of age or below) will be given priority for weatherization services.
The weatherization of units effectively conserves fuel, reduces energy consumption and lowers utility bills. Energy saving measures are provided to qualified owner-occupied applicants. It includes stopping air infiltration, by insulating attics and sidewalls to a specified "R" factor, caulking and weather-stripping, and sealing of by-passes. The program also includes the inspection of furnaces, air conditioners for health, safety and mechanical operation. If cost effective, a new Energy Star Rated Furnace or Air Conditioner may be installed.
Funding for the program is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. State of Illinois is administered by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Attic before insulation (R-11) Attic after insulation (R-49)
For additional information on the Madison County Community Development Weatherization Program, contact Michelle Williams at (618) 296-4389 or David Goodrich at (618) 296-4245.