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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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Download the instructions

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Download the application

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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 INCOMEOne
GROSS MONTHLY INCOME$2,010
GROSS YEARLY INCOME$24,120
HOUSEHOLD INCOMETwo
GROSS MONTHLY INCOME$2,707
GROSS YEARLY INCOME$32,480
HOUSEHOLD INCOMEThree
GROSS MONTHLY INCOME$3,403
GROSS YEARLY INCOME$40,840
HOUSEHOLD INCOMEFour
GROSS MONTHLY INCOME$4,100
GROSS YEARLY INCOME$49,200
HOUSEHOLD INCOMEFive
GROSS MONTHLY INCOME$4,797
GROSS YEARLY INCOME$57,560
HOUSEHOLD INCOMESix
GROSS MONTHLY INCOME$5,493
GROSS YEARLY INCOME$65,920
HOUSEHOLD INCOMESeven
GROSS MONTHLY INCOME$6,190
GROSS YEARLY INCOME$74,280
HOUSEHOLD SIZEEight
GROSS MONTHLY INCOME$6,887
GROSS YEARLY INCOME$82,640

* For families with more than 8 persons, add $8,360 (annual) or $697 (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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