Home Weatherization Program helps local family stay warm
This post was sponsored by Union Gas.
When Hamilton resident Paul found out that he could insulate his home free of charge through the Union Gas Home Weatherization Program, he didn’t hesitate. “The house gets really hot in the summer and really cold in the winter, so I hoped it would help my heating bill in the long run,” he explained.
Taking advantage of the program, which he learned about through a Union Gas community service partner, was a painless process for the homeowner. After meeting the Home Weatherization Program’s eligibility criteria, he was put in touch with an authorized Union Gas contractor. “They got the ball rolling,” said Paul. An energy assessment of his house was scheduled, and a certified energy adviser confirmed that the attic, exterior walls and basement of his home were under-insulated.
Within days, the team arrived to insulate the home. From start to clean-up, the work was completed in a single day. There was no charge for any part of the program – energy assessment, labour or materials. And the difference in home comfort was felt almost immediately. For Paul, living on a tight budget in an older home, the no-cost improvements were more than welcome, and he has already recommended the program to a friend.
“I couldn’t believe this program. I am going to be more comfortable but I am also going to save money, so it’s kind of a double offer.”
If you are a non-profit owner or manager responsible for townhouses, duplexes, or single family homes, you could be eligible for free weatherization from Union Gas.
Note: There is a limit to the number of applications accepted every year. Union Gas pays all costs associated with this program. House must be built before 1975 and require more insulation. Proof of income eligibility is required.