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Free Weatherization Services

Energy Resource Center Does Not Pay Utility Bills – We Help You Lower Them.

Carlos from Denver Office helps complete a weatherization application.

Carlos from the Denver office helps complete a weatherization application.

The Energy Resource Center offers free energy efficiency evaluations and upgrades to income-qualified residents of El Paso, Denver, Jefferson, Teller, Fremont, Elbert, Douglas, Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Saguache and Rio Grande counties. We operate the program in conjunction with Colorado Springs Utilities, Excel Energy, Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and other area utility companies.

Who Qualifies?

If you qualify for the Low-income Energy Assistance Program – LEAP – or Supplemental Security Income, you automatically qualify for free assistance from The Energy Resource Center.

Get Started Now: Free Weatherization

The Energy Resource Center works with the Colorado Energy Office to help low-income Colorado families make their homes warmer and more energy efficient for free.

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Central Colorado

If you live in one of these counties

El Paso
Teller
Fremont
Elber
South Douglas

San Luis Valley

If you live in one of these counties

Alamosa
Conejos
Costilla
Mineral
Saguache
Rio Grande

Denver

If you live in one of these counties

Denver
Jefferson

Automatic qualification

ERC can weatherize your home for FREE if you receive LEAP, SNAP, TANF, AND, OAP or SSI.

Qualifying by income

If you do not receive aid from any of the above programs, you could still qualify for free assistance if your household income is 200 percent or less of the federal poverty level. Refer to the chart below to see if you qualify.

Household Income Requirements – 200 % poverty guidelines * Updated February 10, 2016

Household Size

Gross Monthly Income

Gross Yearly Income

HOUSEHOLD INCOME One
GROSS MONTHLY INCOME $1980
GROSS YEARLY INCOME$23,760
HOUSEHOLD INCOME Two
GROSS MONTHLY INCOME$2670
GROSS YEARLY INCOME$32,040
HOUSEHOLD INCOMEThree
GROSS MONTHLY INCOME$3,360
GROSS YEARLY INCOME$40,320
HOUSEHOLD INCOMEFour
GROSS MONTHLY INCOME$4,050
GROSS YEARLY INCOME$48,600
Five
GROSS MONTHLY INCOME$4,740
GROSS YEARLY INCOME$56,880
HOUSEHOLD INCOMESix
$5,428
$65,160
HOUSEHOLD INCOMESeven
GROSS MONTHLY INCOME$6,122
GROSS YEARLY INCOME$73,460
HOUSEHOLD SIZEEight
GROSS MONTHLY INCOME$6,185
GROSS YEARLY INCOME$81,780

* For families with more than 8 persons, add $8,320 (annual) or $693 (monthly) for each additional person

Don’t Qualify for our Free Services?
You can still benefit from an ERC Energy Audit.

ERC offers energy assessments and services at competitive prices. Best of all, your payment helps to support our non-profit efforts.

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