(KUTV) Oct. 30 is National Weatherization Day, and Utah is recognizing the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Weatherization Assistance Program, which reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring their health and safety.
To help us celebrate, we sent Casey out to the Intermountain Weatherization Training Center.
While there, he picked up some helpful tips and friendly reminders on how to keep safe and reduce energy costs during those cold winter months.
- Low-income households spend more than 14 percent of their total annual income on energy (other households spend an average of about 3 percent of their annual income on energy), and weatherizing a home can result in energy cost savings of 35 percent for those households.
- Weatherized homes save $2 billion nationally each year in energy costs for low-income families and reduce emissions that harm air quality.
- If you need help paying your utility bills in the winter, or assistance weatherizing your home, visit jobs.utah.gov/housing/wap to see if you’re eligible.
At the Intermountain Weatherization Training Center, technicians from across the west are trained on how to make homes more energy efficient. And there are many things that homeowners can do themselves to get their homes ready for cold weather and reduce their energy costs all winter long.