The 2009 economic recovery plan passed by Congress includes large increases in spending on the weatherization of existing and new low-income housing. While previous government assistance gave money to low-income families to help with the cost of heating their home, weatherization funding reduces the future use and cost of energy for all homeowners.
ESG Energy provides the required third-party analysis by a HERS Rater or energy auditor for receipt of weatherization funding. Contact us today for more information.
There are four major benefits of weatherization:
- the 1st benefit is the immediate & long-lasting reduction of energy costs for homeowners
- the 2nd benefit is stabilizing the 15-20 million older homes that qualify for weatherization funds. Keeping older homes affordable to operate is far less costly than replacing them
- the 3rd benefit is job creation of 'green' jobs. It will take at least 30,000 newly trained works in weatherization technologies and another 100,000 workers employed in the related supply fields
- the 4th benefit of weatherization is the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from American homes, thus reducing the total CO2 emissions of the United States
Weatherization reduces the amount of energy needed per home and makes the fossil fuel combustion devices in the homes more efficient, thereby significantly lowering electricity demand. American homes currently emit almost as much carbon dioxide as our vehicles - and most of the home emissions come from heating & cooling.