October 30 is Weatherization Day

Carrie and her family live in a charming house, built in the 1960’s. Wood floors throughout, a fireplace, a bright and lively fish tank, and a beautifully landscaped yard make her house a welcoming home. But as older homes often go, it was in need of weatherizing.

Carrie was familiar with OACAC’s Weatherization program and decided to apply during the summer of 2021. She was told the waiting list may be a year or more, so she said she was pleasantly surprised when she received news a crew could start in October.

For the last week, Tim and his crew have wrapped Carrie’s water heater, caulked windows and doors, sealed the attic fan, vented the bathroom, installed smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and wrapped heating and air ducts under the home. Additionally, Carrie will be receiving a new furnace.

Rising gas prices and winter weather mean higher heating bills, but with a newly weatherized home, Carrie will likely see and feel a difference in the amount of energy needed to keep the house warm. “This was really good timing,” Carrie stated.

Carrie is pleased with the work, saying it has been an easy process. When asked if she would recommend OACAC Weatherization to others, Carrie said, “I would and I have.”  

For more information about the OACAC Weatherization Assistance Program, visit https://oac.ac/weatherization/.