The weatherization program helps low-income homeowners and renters reduce energy costs by improving home energy efficiency. Improvements may include insulation, weather-stripping, caulking, and some safety-related repairs.
To qualify, individuals must be eligible for the Low-income Heating Assistance Program (LiHEAP) and not have had their home weatherized since September 30, 1994. Priority is given to households with elderly (over 60), young children (24 months and younger), or handicapped individuals.
Home Energy Audits
Penquis has been conducting audits and helping people save energy and make their homes more comfortable and environmentally friendly. Now we are making our services available to you!
To assist homeowners in selecting the best service, we encourage the completion of a short questionnaire. This questionnaire is designed to give us an understanding of your needs, the construction of your home, and any specific home performance challenges you are facing. Upon review of the questionnaire we’ll work with you to make a recommendation for the best service to meet your needs.
Homeowners can request a single test or service, or the complete a full audit. A single test is best if you have a specific problem or issue.
Single tests include:
- Ventilation and Air Flow
- A blower door test measures the building tightness and shows how much air infiltrates into a building and helps pinpoint the location.
- Infrared Thermal
- Thermal imaging can locate insulation deficiencies in walls and other inaccessible locations, heat leaking into an attic or wall, or even locate where radiant piping is located in a concrete floor.
- Combustion Gas Leak Detection
- Using an analyzer, Penquis can pinpoint gas leaks.
In addition to Home Energy Audits, Housing Services also includes the Home Inspection Services listed below.
Pricing varies according to the size, type, and complexity of the building. We offer a variety of services, and upon completion of the questionnaire and consultation, a quote will be provided.