Free home energy and weatherization improvements for income-qualified customers
energySMART offers free weatherization for income-qualified customers in coordination with the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP).
IHWAP helps income-qualified customers access affordable energy services and increase comfort in their homes. Free measures and upgrades may include:
- Air sealing
- Attic and wall insulation
- Furnace repair and replacement
Eligibility depends on the combined household income of everyone living in the unit. Households with a combined income at or below 150% of the federal poverty level using State and HHS funds and those at or below 200% of the federal poverty level using DOE funding are eligible. Nicor Gas offers similar services as IHWAP for customers with income levels up to 80% of Area Median Income. Contact your community action agency for more information.
Contact the Community Action Agency for your area with any questions, to see if you’re eligible or to apply for assistance.