Low-Income Weatherization
4CORE will no longer be providing the Weatherization Assistance Program in Southwest Colorado after June 30th, 2013. However, we are providing fee-based assessment and weatherization services through the HomeRx Program.
 
Clients currently on the acceptance list for weatherization will be transferred to the new agency. Starting July 1, 2013 please contact Housing Resources of Western Colorado (in partnership with Housing Solutions for the Southwest) with all of your weatherization requests and concerns.

You can download the application here and send it to:

Housing Resources of Western Colorado - Regional Program
Phone: 970-241-2871 ext. 101
524 30 Road, Suite 3
Grand Junction, CO 81504

Housing Solutions for the Southwest - Local Program
Contact: Marcy McKeon, Weatherization Program,  970-259-1086 ext. 11
295 Girard St,
Durango, CO 81301

Declines in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy have forced the Colorado Energy Office to consolidate regional administration offices for the weatherization program. Beginning July 1st, 4CORE will be handing over the weatherization program to Housing Resources of Western Colorado in Grand Junction, in partnership with Housing Solutions for the Southwest in Durango to provide weatherization services in Archuleta, La Plata, San Juan, Montezuma and Dolores Counties.
Weatherizing Your Home
What is Weatherization?

Weatherization means making cost-effective, energy efficient improvements and upgrades to your home. These measures reduce energy use, reduce utility bills, and increase the comfort of your home year-round.

Weatherization improvements can include:
  • Home energy evaluation
  • Insulation in attics, walls, and crawlspaces
  • Sealing air leaks
  • Storm windows
  • Furnace safety testing
  • Furnace replacement
  • Refrigerator replacement
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs)
  • Energy conservation information


Benefits of Weatherization

There are numerous reasons for homeowners or renters to participate in weatherization, including saving money, creating a more comfortable living environment, or helping to protect the environment. Here are some benefits:
  • Upgrade your home's value
  • Detect and repair dangerous gas leaks
  • Lower monthly energy costs
  • Save money
  • Keep your home cool in the summer
  • Keep your home warm in the winter
  • Reduce your greenhouse gas emissions
  • Preserve natural resources
You can use this checklist right now to make your home more efficient.

4CORE's Impact

Over the past three and a half years, 4CORE and its partners have helped weatherize over 600 homes in our region, saving $484,332 in total utility bills or $479 annually per household.