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Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps low-income individuals and families reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. This programs can help reduce energy costs by repairing, replacing or upgrading things in your home that cost the most energy. Through weatherization improvements and upgrades, participating households save on average $283 or more every year.

Weatherization is available year round. 

For any questions, call 801-229-3850. Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Closed Fridays, weekends and holidays.

What Weatherization Provides

If you qualify for the program locally-based and professionally trained weatherization crews use computerized energy assessments and advanced diagnostic equipment to create a comprehensive analysis of the home to determine the most cost effective improvements for you home.

The Weatherization program also thoroughly inspects households to ensure the occupant's safety, checking indoor air quality, combustion safety, carbon monoxide, and identifying mold infestations--which are all indications of energy waste.

Typical Weatherization Measures

  • Clean, tune, repair, or replace heating and/or cooling systems.
  • Install duct and heating pipe insulation.
  • Repair leaks in heating/cooling ducts.
  • Install programmable thermostats.
  • Repair/replace water heaters.
  • Install water heater tank insulation.
  • Insulate water heating pipes.

  • Install insulation where needed.
  • Perform air sealing.
  • Repair/replace windows/doors.
  • Repair minor roof and wall leaks prior to attic or wall insulation.

  • Install efficient light sources.
  • Install low-flow shower heads.
  • Replace inefficient refrigerators with energy-efficient models.

  • Perform heating system safety testing.
  • Perform combustion appliance safety testing.
  • Repair/replace vent systems to ensure combustion gas draft safely outside.
  • Install mechanical ventilation to ensure adequate indoor air quality.
  • Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when needed.
  • Evaluate mold/moisture hazards.
  • Perform incidental safety repairs when needed.

  • Educate on potential household hazards such as carbon monoxide, mold & moisture, fire, indoor air pollutants, lead paint and radon.
  • Demonstrate the key functions of any new mechanical equipment or appliances.
  • Discuss the benefits of using energy-efficient products.

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Eligibility


Homeowners or renters who make 200% or less of the federal poverty level are eligible for services. 

This program is not restricted to any age group, but prioritizes assistance to the disabled, elderly, and households with children under six years old, and those with the highest energy costs. Owners, as well as tenants, may qualify providing they meet income-eligibility guidelines.

   Weatherization Income Guidelines


Mountainland's Weatherization program serves the following counties: Summit, Utah & Wasatch. For weatherization service in other counties, click here.

Is my home eligible?

A home is eligible for Weatherization if it has never been weatherized or has not been weatherized since September 30, 1994. Our weatherization staff will complete an energy audit to determine if services will be beneficial to your home.

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How to Apply

We can only process your application if the forms are complete and all required documentation is provided. If you have any questions, please call 801-229-3850 or email weatherization@mountainland.org 

  1. Complete the application. Please fill out completely and legibly.

              Weatherization Application

  2. Gather all required documentation

    •  HEAT approval letter
    •  Bill history release authorization for Dominion Energy and generic release (included with application) and copy of gas and electric utility bills
    •  Declaration and proof of ownership, or owner approval if you are renting.
    •  Verification of income and copies of Social Security cards for everyone in your household, if  NOT on the HEAT program. Must provide proof of all income for anyone in the household 18 years or older. Proof of income can be 3 months of pay stubs or previous year's IRS tax transcript.

    If any adult in your household does not have income, they will need to fill out a Zero Income statement and have it notarized. 

  3. Submit your application. Applications can be submitted by either email or mailed.

    weatherization@mountainland.org

                       or

    478 South Geneva Road
    Vineyard, UT 84059
                  

After receiving your application, it will be determined if you are eligible to receive weatherization services. If approved, you will be put on a waiting list. 

What happens after I am approved for Weatherization Services?

The first step in the process is for our specialist to carry out an energy audit. The energy audit is a computerized assessment of your home's energy use carried out by professional energy auditors. It includes an analysis of your energy bills, a blower-door test of the infiltration of outside air into your house, and an inspection of all energy equipment for health and safety. Finally, the auditor will provide you with a recommended list of the most cost-effective energy conservation measures for your home.

Once the audit is complete, our specialist will meet with you and your family to explain how the work crews will conduct the work. Depending on your needs, our specialist will recommend more work in some homes than in others. All work is energy or health and safety-related, and does not include new roofing, siding, or similar structural improvements. The average expenditure is $6,500 per home. 

Throughout the weatherization process, the health and safety of your family remain a priority. Following weatherization, an inspector will return to make certain that nothing was missed and all equipment is operating safely.

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Crisis Program
Year-round help is available for homeowners experiencing problems with furnaces, air conditioners and water heaters. Eligible homeowners need to have 150% of poverty level to qualify for the HEAT program.

Those in need of crisis services need to complete a crisis application. 

         Crisis Application
 

Finding help with energy bills

In addition to Weatherization, we offer the HEAT program that provides short-term assistance to low-income families to help pay utility bills. 

          Apply For HEAT



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