Illinois Home Weatherization
The Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) is designed to help eligible households conserve energy and save money, while increasing the comfort of their homes. This is done by air sealing (tightening) the home. Safety checks are also performed on every home to ensure smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are properly working.
Program eligibility depends upon:
- Annual household income.
- Received LIHEAP assistance in last 12 months.
- Someone in the household receives SSI, AABD or TANF.
Depending upon the type, age and condition of the home some of the following energy saving measures may be performed.
- Air sealing with 2 part foam.
- Insulation blown into the attic or walls.
- Weather-strip and door sweeps.
- Caulk of windows and doors.
- Replacement of existing heating system with a more efficient system.
Community Contacts’ Weatherization staff determines if the household is income eligible and notifies them within 30 days after all of the documentation has been received. If the household is eligible, one of the agency’s trained staff will assess the home and conduct an energy audit that will determine what work can be done in order to save the most energy. The work to be done on the home is scheduled and the contractor contacts the applicant to arrange a time for the weatherization work to be done. The contractors, using the work order generated from the computerized audit, install the appropriate materials in the home. After the work is completed, the home is inspected to make sure the work is complete, correct and answer any questions. All work comes with a one year warranty.
This program is administered by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Energy Assistance. Community Contacts, Inc. provides weatherization services throughout Kane and DeKalb counties.
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Schedule an Appointment
If you live in Kane or DeKalb County please call 847-697-8800 to schedule an appointment for weatherization assistance.
For more information call Community Contacts, Inc at 847-697-8800
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