Residential Weatherization Program - Non-Electric Heating

JPEC will provide an incentive to residential members who undertake and complete residential weatherization improvements in accordance with this program at the Member’s home, which has a primary heat source that is non-electric and electric-sourced air conditioning.  A qualifying Member in a non-electric heated home with electric-sources air conditioning may receive up to $1,000 of installed weatherization measures.

Terms and Conditions

  • BREC, on behalf of JPEC, will contract with a third-party contractor (Contractor) that performs weatherization projects for electric utilities.
  • JPEC will promote the program and submit residential Member’s names to the Contractor.
  • Contractor will contact the residential Members from the names, as provided by JPEC, and manage the weatherization process.
  • A free initial audit will take place to determine if a home qualifies for the program.
  • Contractor will install the following as part of the initial audit: 
  • CFL Bulbs                                     Twenty (20) per Residential Member’s residence
  • Low-Flow Aerator                          Two (2) per Residential Member’s residence
  • Low-Flow Shower Head                One (1) per Residential Member’s residence
  • If the Member wishes to continue with the weatherization process, a comprehensive diagnostic test will be completed.
    What is a diagnostic test? 
    A diagnostic test determines air leakage in a home.It uses a variable-speed fan to pressurize or depressurize a house. The pressure difference between the inside and outside air at various pressures indicates the amount of air leakage. This type of test may be used during the weatherization program.
  • The Contractor will collect $225.00 (non-refundable) from the residential Member for the diagnostic test.
  • After the test, the scope of work to be performed will be discussed with the homeowner. 
  • Any additional work beyond the qualifying amount will be paid by the homeowner.
  • The homeowner will schedule a time for the Contractors to make improvements.
  • When improvements are completed, an Auditor will follow up with the homeowner to verify the work has been performed.

Efficiency measures and repairs implemented through the weatherization program may include:

  • Air sealing, such as caulking, to reduce air infiltration in the home.
  • Duct sealing to maximize heating and cooling delivery efficiency.
  • Adding insulation in walls, attics and floors.
  • Adding a water heater blanket and pipe wrapping.
  • Installing faucet aerators and low-flow showerheads.
  • Installing compact fluorescent lights in high-use fixtures.

Some conditions that may exclude a home from participation in the weatherization program include:

  • Wet crawlspaces or basements,
  • Significant mold or rotting wood,
  • Excessive clutter.

Note:  If your home does not qualify for repairs, the energy audit that has been performed will remain free.

Inspection Service Partnership

Audits are performed by Sherlock Homes Inspection Service, Inc., a Bloomington, Indiana company with more than 30 years’ experience in home inspection and energy-efficiency improvements.

Sherlock Homes uses certified employees and contractors to perform diagnostics and make improvements.

  • BREC, on behalf of JPEC, will initiate a process of evaluation, measurement and verification for the program.
  • The process will ensure the quality and effectiveness of the program and optimal use of resources.

If you have questions or would like to take advantage of this program, please call Sherlock Homes at:  1-812-339-5987 (press option 1)

This incentive program is subject to change or cancellation.
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