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Save money on utilities from weatherization in Oregon

The Oregon Weatherization Program may be able to help qualified customers, whether they are renters or homeowners, save money on their utility bills. The federal government grant program is the nation’s leading energy conservation program. The service can improve the energy efficiency of qualified low income family’s homes.

How does weatherization work in Oregon

Your local community action agency will take the lead in running the service for your community. See a listing of contacts and phone numbers below. The non-profits will use contractors and trained crews to install permanent cost effective measures for free. The improvements will address both the building exterior and also the cooling and heating systems in the client’s home.  The primary goal is to help people lower their heating and utility bills. A total of over 30 community action agencies operate in Oregon, and they receive funding from the federal, state, local public and private sources to administer their weatherization programs.

An audit of the residence will need to occur.  After that is complete, and issues identified, a number of improvements to the home will take place. Among them include health and safety measures such as checks of all HVAC units and combustion appliances. Additional energy efficiency measures include extra insulation in attics, floors, and walls. Air sealing methods can occur like caulking and weather stripping. A series of safety testing, pressure diagnostics, floor insulation, and other weatherization measures need to occur as well. And any other number of energy improvements may be undertaken.

Another key service provided by the contractors and community action agencies is overall education. For example, free energy education is incorporated into the weatherization process to explain how the conservation measures can help people save money on their utility bills. In depth explanations are provided to each customer to further increase her or his utility savings, indoor air quality, and home comfort. The more education people have about ways to save money, the higher their chance of being successful.

 

 

 

 

 

Most people who qualify for weatherization in Oregon will also be able to receive direct financial help from LIHEAP as the income limits are very similar. Both renters and homeowners may qualify for weatherization in Oregon. In some case a landlord may need to approve the renters participation.

Oregon community action agencies that run weatherization

Call one of the agencies below to learn about weatherization and other utility and heating bill savings programs.

Baker Community Connections of Northeast Oregon Inc. Phone number - (541) 523-6591
Benton Community Services Consortium MAin number - (541) 752-2840
Clackamas Clackamas County Social Services Division Call - (503) 650-5640
Clatsop Community Action Team (503) 325-1400
Columbia Community Action Team (503) 397-4951
Coos Oregon Coast Community Action (541) 435-7080
Crook Neighbor Impact (541) 504-2155
Curry Oregon Coast Community Action (541) 469-3155
Deschutes Neighbor Impact (541) 504-2155
Douglas United Community Action Network Dial - (800) 301-8226
Gilliam Community Action Programs of Eastern-Central Oregon (541) 276-1926 x126
Grant Community Connections of Northeast Oregon Inc (541) 575-2949
Harney Community In Action - HCSC (541) 573-6024
Hood River Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (541) 386-4027
Jackson ACCESS, Inc. Main phone number - (541) 779-6691 x3
Jefferson Neighbor Impact (541) 504-2155
Josephine United Community Action Network Dial (541) 956-4069
Klamath Klamath/Lake Community Action Services (541) 882-3500
Lake Lake County Senior Citizens Center (KLCAS) Call (541) 947-6035
Lane Lane County Human Services Commission (541) 682-3378
Lincoln Community Services Consortium (541) 265-3293
Linn Community Services Consortium (541) 926-7163
Malheur Community In Action Main number - (541) 889-9555
Morrow Community Action Programs of Eastern-Central Oregon. Phone - (541) 276-1926 x126
Multnomah (503) 988-6295
Polk Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency (503) 588-9016
Sherman Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (541) 298-5131
Tillamook Community Action Team (503) 842-5261 x203
Umatilla Community Action Programs of Eastern-Central Oregon (541) 276-1926 x126
Union Community Connections of Northeast Oregon Inc (541) 963-7532
Wallowa Community Connections of Northeast Oregon Inc (541) 426-3840
Wasco Mid-Columbia Community Action Council Telephone - (541) 298-5131
Washington Community Action of Washington County (503) 615-0771
Wheeler Community Action Programs of Eastern-Central Oregon Dial (541) 276-1926 x126
Yamhill Yamhill Community Action Partnership Call (503) 472-0457 X140

 

 

 
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