Deborah McColloch, Director: 1234 Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Weatherization Assistance

Weatherization Assistance Program
OHCD, through the Philadelphia Housing Development Corp. (PHDC), operates the Weatherization Assistance Program. The English and Spanish fliers below
(
click here) provide the guidelines for this program.

Weatherization Manual
PHDC also publishes a Weatherization Manual to assist homeowners with energy saving projects for their home. Click on the image below to view the Manual as a .pdf file. Table of Contents is provided at right.

Table of Contents
Introduction
1
Weatherization Assistance Program
3
Income Guidelines
4
How to Apply
4
Energy Education
4
Weatherization Reduces Your Energy Bills
5
Energy Use
Average Energy Use in a Philadelphia Household
7
Meters and Bills
How to Read Your Electric Meter
9
How to Read Your Gas Meter
10
Understanding the Results
10
How to Read Your Energy Bills
11
Weatherizing
Caulking
13
Weatherstripping
14
Wrapping
15
Insulating
15
Save Energy and Money
Comfort Systems
17
Preventive Maintenance — Heating System
17
Replacing the Furnace Filter
18
Programmable Thermostats
18
Heating Checklist
19
Window-Mounted Air Conditioners
20
Central Air Conditioning
20
Cooking Checklist
20
Energy-Efficient Water Heating
21
Faucets and Showers
21
Clothes Washer
21
Automatic Dishwashers
21
Insulate Hot-Water Pipes and Water Heater
22
Lower Your Water-Heater Thermostat
23
Energy-Efficient Windows
23
Basement Window Well Covers
24
Basement Partition Area
24
Roof Area
24
Lighting
25
Appliances
26
Shopping for Appliances
29
Energy Guide Label
29
Energy Use Quiz
31
Energy Assistance Programs
35
Energy Prices
39
Maintenance Schedule
40

Weatherization flyer

Spanish flyer

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