Did you know? The average family spends about one-third of its annual heating and cooling budget on air escaping their home through gaps, cracks, leaky ducts and windows? Proper weatherization to protect a home from the elements, can help save energy and money by reducing the loss of heated and cooled air from inside the home. Weatherization refers to the set of residential measures — which include insulation, prime window and patio door replacements, Low-E storm windows, exterior insulated doors and air sealing — aimed at reducing unintended air leakage to improve the overall energy performance of a home.

BPA offers utility incentives for weatherization measures in single-family and manufactured homes. Some weatherization measures are also available for multifamily homes. All measures must be installed according to BPA’s Residential Weatherization Specifications.

The Residential Weatherization and Contractor Infrastructure Assessment helps BPA target Comfort Ready Home program services to areas with the greatest potential for weatherization and recommend approaches to meet those needs. To help utilities consider their future residential weatherization goals, a regional assessment and sub-region-specific recommendations are also included in this report.

For free trainings, marketing materials, and product guides on BPA’s weatherization measures, please visit the Comfort Ready Home website.

At a Glance: Insulation, Windows and Doors, Air Sealing and Low Income Energy Efficiency

Weatherization Essentials

Contact us at ResEEprogram@bpa.gov.