If you’re living a poorly insulated or energy-inefficient home, you just might be eligible for some government help.

The Weatherization Assistance Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, funds grants to state and local agencies to provide free energy assessments and weatherization services to low-income homeowners and tenants across the country.

To date, this program has weatherized over 5 million homes.

Local weatherization programs include:

  • Energy audits
  • Energy Star appliances
  • HVAC improvements
  • Wall and pipe insulation
  • Weatherstripping and caulking

On average, weatherizing your house can reduce home energy bills by up to 20%. Not only can that make a huge difference in your budget, but it contributes to a greener planet!

Man wearing a mask and gloves while installing mineral wool insulation in the attic
Most homes could use some extra insulation.


The Weatherization Assistance Program is an income-based program that’s open to homeowners, tenants (with the landlord’s permission), and multi-family buildings. The financial guidelines vary from state to state, but in general, the cutoff is based on a percentage of the federal poverty level.

To find out if you qualify, contact your local Weatherization Assistance Program office by visiting the Weatherization Assistance Program Project Map and clicking on your state.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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