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Tennessee weatherization help save on utility bills.

Hundreds of families in Tennessee will receive savings on their utility bills every year from the Weatherization Assistance Program. This federal government funded grant program was created to assist low-income households, including seniors and disabled, save money from increased energy efficiency, home improvements, and consumer education. Best of all, weatherization is offered at no cost to income qualified state of Tennessee residents.

Households that will usually be able to benefit from weatherization include families with young children, disabled, and/or elderly members. They are given priority for this service, as they are most at risk from a high utility bill.

While a number of improvements will be made to your home as part of the Tennessee weatherization program, some of the most common examples include weather stripping, heating/cooling system tune up, adding of insulation to attics, walls and floors, and caulking. The main goal is to reduce heat and cooling loss, and therefore help people save money on utility bills by improving the thermal efficiency of homes and apartments. A huge benefit is that the savings are permanent as their homes will become more energy efficient, and they also add up over time.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provides funding and cash to states including Tennessee and Indian tribal governments grants that are provided by the federal government are used to improve the energy performance of dwellings of needy and low income families. This is done as contractors who work with the state and your local community action agency will use the most advanced. The program is administered on a day to day basis by your local Community action agencies or government.

Importantly, the energy conservation and savings resulting from these combined efforts of state and local agencies will help our country reduce its dependence on foreign oil. The improvements will also lead to improvement of the health and safety of families who sign up for this program. While the exact amount of savings will vary, on average residents of Tennessee will have their annual utility bills reduced by an average of about $450, and the savings will occur year after year as the energy conserving improvements to your home or permanent.

 

 

 

 

 

Anderson County Community Action, Inc., Clinton, TN 37716-3607, phone (865) 457-5500, fax:(865) 457-5502

Blount County Community Action Agency, Inc., Maryville, TN 37803, phone (865) 983-8411, fax:(865) 681-1781

Bradley-Cleveland Community Services Agency, Cleveland, TN 37320-3297, phone (423) 479-4111, fax:(423) 479-4113

Chattanooga Human Service Department, Chattanooga, TN 37402, phone (423) 757-5551, fax:(423) 757-5294

Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Action Agency, Clarksville, TN 37042, phone (931) 896-1800, fax:(931) 648-5784

Delta Human Resource Agency, 915 Highway 51 S., Covington, TN 38019, phone:(901) 476-5226, fax (901) 476-5258

Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc., Morristown, TN 37814, phone:(423) 587-4500

East Tennessee Human Resources Agency, Knoxville, TN 37923, phone:(865) 691-2551, fax:(865) 531-7216

Highland Rim Economic Corporation, Erin, TN 37061, phone:(931) 289-4101, fax (931) 289-5311

Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee, Knoxville, TN 37950-1650, phone:(865) 546-3500, fax:(865) 546-0832

Metropolitan Action Commission, Nashville, TN 37208, phone:(615) 862-8860 fax (615) 862-8881

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency, Lebanon, TN 37088-0310, phone:(615) 742-1113, fax:(615) 742-3911

Mid-East Community Action Agency, Kingston, TN 37763, phone:(865) 354-0451, fax:(865) 248-8664

Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council, Dresden, TN 38225, phone:(731) 364-3228, fax (731) 364-5163

Shelby County Community Services Agency, Memphis, TN 38103-0513, phone:(901) 545-4630, fax (901) 545-3592

South Central Human Resource Agency, Fayetteville, TN 37344, phone:(931) 433-7182, fax (931) 438-0074

Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency, Dunlap, TN 37327, phone:(423) 949-2191, fax (423) 949-4023

Southwest Human Resource Agency, 1527 White Avenue, Henderson, TN 38340-0264, phone:(731) 989-5111, fax (731) 989-3095

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, Cookeville, TN 38501, phone (931) 528-1127, fax:(931) 526-8305

Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency, Inc., Kingsport, TN 37662, phone:(423) 246-6180

 

 

 
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