Here in Chicago, the cold winters can make for high heating bills and lots of energy use, so we were happy to hear Governor Pat Quinn announce that a chunk of federal stimulus money will go to Illinoisans who need money to weatherize their homes. Projects that could qualify for funding include insulation, weather-stripping, and repairs to windows and doors.
To find out how to weatherize your home (even if you don't live in Illinois) click below...
Eligibility for the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program is determined by "family size and household income in accordance with federal guidelines." Homeowners can apply for assistance directly, while renters must have their landlords agree to pay for a portion of the program in order to qualify. For details, including instructions for how to apply, click here.
For ways to weatherize your home on your own, click through the following links:
• 5 Ways to Insulate Your Windows for Winter
• How to Weatherize Your Home
• How to Make Your Own Draft Dodger
• How to Get Rid of High Heating Bills in 3 Easy Steps
• How to Stay Warm at Home without Much Heat