Arapahoe County News

Posted on: September 27, 2017

Energy Efficiency Home Improvements available for your home

LITTLETON, CO --- Are you ready to start saving money on your energy bills? Do you want to be warm in your home this winter? Arapahoe County Weatherization can help you to do both with free Energy Efficiency Home Improvements program available to households that qualify based on income and other criteria.


Through an energy audit of your home, Arapahoe County Weatherization identifies common energy hogs, such as air infiltrations caused by the lack of insulation in walls, attics and crawl spaces as well as gaps and cracks around plumbing penetrations, ductwork joints and doors and windows. Once these are identified, weatherization technicians will address them by adding insulation and conducting effective sealing of air leaks, allowing your home to retain the heat generated from the furnace, which keeps you warm.


Additionally, weatherization will make sure that your furnace and water heater are operating and drafting properly, repair or replace furnaces that pose a health and safety risk to you and your family and will replace energy inefficient appliances, such as refrigerators and furnaces with energy efficient units. All of the energy efficiency improvements provided to your home will be inspected by a certified quality control inspector to ensure adherence with Standard Work Specifications from the U.S. Department of Energy.


For a limited time, Arapahoe County Weatherization has special grant funding available for households who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Owner-occupied households (no renters) in Arapahoe County, excluding households in the City ofAurora
  • Homes built before 1979
  • Household incomes at or below 80 percent of Adjusted Median Income (see chart below)
  • Homes cannot have received weatherization services before
  • Income Guidelines for Special Energy Efficiency Home Improvements Grant Funds
  • Number of People in Household
  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five
  • Six
  • Seven
  • Eight
  • Maximum Gross Annual Income
  • $47,000
  • $53,7000
  • $60,400
  • $67,100
  • $72,500
  • $77,850
  • $83,250
  • $88,600

Traditional weatherization services also are available to both owners and renters residing in Adams or Arapahoe counties, including the City of Aurora, who are at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty limit. To see if you qualify for traditional weatherization or these special grant funded services, call 303-636-1982 or visit www.arapahoegov.com/weatherization.


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