Ohio has been granted $267 million in federal stimulus money to weatherize homes across the state through the Home Weatherization Assistance program (HWAP).  HWAP helps low-income families reduce their heating and cooling bills by making their homes more energy efficient.  The program provides a variety of service to income-eligible families, such as furnace tune-ups and inspections and insulation of attics, walls and floors.

A properly weatherized home can help reduce a household’s natural gas heating consumption by 32 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.  Additionally, weatherization creates an average savings of $350 per year.

The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD), which administers the program can be reached at 1-800-282-0880 or call the OCC toll free hotline at 1-877-PICKOCC (1-877-742-5622) for assistance