Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
- Our Weatherization technicians use energy audits to determine which energy efficiency measures are most appropriate and cost-effective for each home. This can result in the addition of $4,500 to $7,500 worth of energy upgrades, depending on availability and area.
- Typical measures include installing insulation, reducing air infiltration, performing tune-ups and repairs to heating and cooling systems, replacing appliances to improve efficiency and safety (see AMP below), and replacing incandescent lighting with compact fluorescent bulbs.
- Weatherization crews also address energy-related health and safety conditions, particularly carbon monoxide and combustion safety
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- Households must not have been previously weatherized through this program.
- Tenants that occupy 1-4 family unit buildings and those living in mobile homes may be eligible if they are receiving the utility discount rate or fuel assistance and pay their own heating utility bills. (Condominium projects with more than four units in the project are not eligible for this program.)
- The entire building can be weatherized as long as more than 50% of the units are eligible.
- The landlord must sign a landlord agreement that states they will not raise the rent for a period of one year after the date of completion and will not evict the tenant during that period except for “good cause”. The landlord must be current on property taxes, excise taxes, and water and sewer bills or the town/city will not issue a permit for weatherization.
Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Westford, and Wilmington
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