Weatherization

What We Do

We provide home weatherization to qualifying households in order to increase energy savings and make homes more comfortable during the cold and warm seasons. We do this through our federally-funded Weatherization Assistance Program.

Our Services Are Free

All weatherization services are free! Our CSC crew performs most of our Weatherization services, and we partner with local contractors for any additional services.

A typical household spends over $2000 a year on energy costs! Learn more about things you can do at home to conserve energy. It will help you save money and live more comfortably!

Learn more about eligibility, and the documents that are required to start the process.

Though every home is unique in its weatherization needs, CSC Weatherization performs the following assessments* to identify energy-related problems in the home, and work is performed by our in-house crews:

  • Heating system safety checks
  • Diagnostic combustion tests
  • Insulation in attics and walls
  • Duct sealing and/or repair

Eligibility for CSC Weatherization depends on household income and is available to both homeowners and renters, with their landlord’s approval.

*Our services always start with an in-person audit of the home from the CSC crew and is not guaranteed to lead to service delivery.

Click the areas on the house below to see the types of services we offer.
CSC Weatherization Assessment Process
Heating & Cooling System Evaluation
CSC Energy Auditors are trained to properly evaluating a home’s heating and cooling system. The focus will be on testing to the furnace performance and efficiency, as well as health and safety checks to ensure adequate drafting. Potential measures may include servicing the equipment or installing a more efficient heating system. 1 of 9
Duct System Evaluation
A CSC energy audit will include duct diagnostic testing to determine how leaky the ducts are, and a visual inspection to evaluate their condition and if they are insulated. Duct sealing and insulation may be prescribed to address issues found. 2 of 9
Air Leakage Testing & Evaluation
A CSC Energy Auditor will use a Blower Door to depressurize the house to measure and looks for air leaks. Remedies for a leaky house may include air sealing with 1-part foam at plumbing and electrical penetrations, Wx-stripping doors and attic hatches, etc. 3 of 9
Building Envelope Evaluation
A CSC Auditor will assess the type and condition of the exterior siding, the roof and the windows. Potential measures may include wall insulation on site built homes, as well as upgrading windows and putting a roof membrane on mobile homes. 4 of 9
Attic Evaluation
A CSC Energy Audit will include an assessment of the attic area to look for health and safety issues, as well as air sealing and insulation opportunities. Potential measure may include venting out a bath fan, air sealing and blowing in more fiberglass insulation. 5 of 9
Underfloor Evaluation
A CSC Audit will include an assessment of the under-floor area for health and safety issues, as well as air sealing and insulation opportunities. Potential measures may include adding a vapor barrier, air-sealing and installing new insulation. 6 of 9
Baseload Efficiency Upgrades
An assessment will be made of the lighting, water heating and use, appliance use, etc. Measures may include giving out LED lightbulbs, water saving devices, assisting to adjust fridge and freezer temperatures. 7 of 9
Client Energy Education
A CSC Energy Auditor will work with a client to see how they are interacting with their home and assess the potential opportunities to change some habits to conserve energy. It is a great way to empower the client to be involved in saving energy and putting more money in their wallet. 8 of 9
Health & Safety Assessment
A CSC Energy Auditor will evaluate the condition of the home for structural, electrical and plumbing issues as well as look for the presence of: Carbon Monoxide, Lead Based Paint, Radon, and excess moisture issues. 9 of 9

Energy Conservation & Tips

While everyone’s home is different, it ’s possible for a typical household to save $300 or more a year in energy costs through weatherization and utility assistance.

Energy Education

As part of our utility assistance program, Community Services Consortium offers free energy conservation information to help those we serve learn more about how to save energy in their homes and reduce their utility bills.

Eligibility Information

For more information about our Weatherization programs or to learn about eligibility, contact your local Community Services Consortium office and browse the documents provided here.

What do I need to qualify?

Weatherization services may be available to households that meet the following criteria:

  • Income meets the income guidelines
  • Residence is located in Linn, Benton or Lincoln county
  • The legal property owner is willing to provide written authorization for services (property can be owned or rented)
  • The residence is not currently listed for sale

What happens after I apply?

Our Weatherization program serves over one hundred local households annually and maintains a waitlist of applicants for services. After you submit your application:

  • After processing the application, you will receive a letter confirming your spot on the waitlist
  • We will contact you when your spot reaches the top of the waitlist
  • Due to the nature of the program, work and funding, we cannot provide set wait times. Send us a message in the contact form to check your application status!
  • Household income will be verified upon your application reaching the top of the waitlist

List of Eligibility Documents

Please note: These documents are required for all adults living in the household, including family and/or roommates, not just the person applying.

We're here to help

We’re always available to help answer your questions about energy conservation, weatherization and how to minimize your energy costs.

CSC Weatherization Program
Phone: (541) 752-2840
Fax: (541) 791-8665
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