Weatherization

The Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency (DICSA) coordinates a local weatherization program to assist income eligible households (home owners and renters) with reducing their heating costs. A computerized energy audit determines the type of measures to be addressed, then licensed and insured contractors complete the work.

In addition to the improvements made to the home, you will receive energy education from the housing staff of DICSA. The educational information will provide you with the ideas on how to keep your energy costs down all year.

Please read the following information and refer to the income guidelines, then consider how this program could benefit you. There are no costs involved and it is easy to get the help you need to save money all year round!

Weatherization Trailer

Typical Items Addressed

  • Wall insulation
  • Attic insulation
  • Floor insulation
  • Duct sealing/insulation
  • Infiltration - caulking, weather stripping, door sweeps, etc.
  • Blower-door testing
  • Health safety - dryer venting, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide testing, gas appliance safety and efficiency testing, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not replace roofs or windows.

This program is paid for in part by funds from the Department of Energy. DICSA adheres to an Equal Opportunity Policy for participants.

Looking for Contractors & Inspectors

DICSA is looking for contractors and inspectors for our Weatherization (Wx) Program. Maybe you’re looking to expand your business or cut back? Either way being a Wx contractor will open up opportunities. All training needed is provided and paid for (including staff time, travel, food, etc). Contractors will do things like wall and attic insulation, caulking/weather-stripping, and duct sealing. Inspectors are typically independent contractors and would either do a pre-inspection or post-inspection on each home.

Weatherization is one of several programs offered by DICSA, your local Community Action Agency. Since 1989 DICSA has weatherized 1,315 homes in Iron County and 2,015 homes in Dickinson County. It is funded by the US Department of Energy and is the nation’s largest whole-house home energy upgrade program. We need you to partner with us in providing energy savings to people in our area. For more information please click the links before to read about the: Crew Leader Certification, Energy Auditor Certification and Single-Family Energy Auditor Job Task Analysis. Please contact us for more information at (906) 774-2256, x214 or x246

Contact Information

If you have specific questions about the Weatherization program or your home was previously weatherized and you now have questions, please contact:

Melanie Sardina - Weatherization Director
Telephone: 906-774-2256, x246
Email: msardina@dicsami.org 

 

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