FAQs

What is the New Mexico Energy$mart Weatherization Assistance Program?

Weatherization is the nation’s largest residential energy efficiency program.

Weatherization reduces energy costs for low-income Americans by improving the efficiency of their homes.

Weatherization specifically focuses on assisting low-income people – primarily the elderly, persons with disabilities, and families with children.

High energy costs are an excessive burden on low-income Americans. Weatherization alleviates this burden and improves the standard of living for these individuals and families.

How Does Weatherization Work?

Weatherization technician conducts an energy audit on the single-family, multifamily, or mobile home. Diagnostic equipment is used to identify air infiltration, pressure imbalances, and areas of heat loss.

Technicians also evaluate related health and safety conditions, such as carbon monoxide hazards, gas leaks, or moisture problems.

Weatherization crew installs the most cost-effective energy efficiency measures, based on the results of the energy audit.

Throughout the process, Weatherization informs the home’s occupants about the measures being installed, how to maintain the measures, and ways to further reduce energy use.

Weatherization WORKS FOR INDIVIDUALS BY:

  • Reducing energy costs
  • Increasing financial independence
  • Addressing health and safety concerns
  • Improving comfort and indoor air quality
  • Providing energy efficiency education

* Weatherization crews educate clients in energy efficiency and safety practices.