Weatherization assistance

UES works with partner agencies to provide free energy efficiency upgrades to the homes of income-qualifying customers. If you qualify for assistance, these improvements could significantly reduce your monthly utility bills.

UES provides funding to the Western Arizona Council of Governments (WACOG), the Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) and to the Southeastern Arizona Community Action Program (SEACAP) for the purposes of providing energy affordability to UES' limited-income residential electric and gas customers.

The weatherization program complements the Federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Weatherization objectives

  • Facilitate and provide funding for repair, replacement and/or tune-up of water heaters and electric heating and cooling equipment.
  • Provide residential customers with limited incomes an option to reduce their energy bills.
  • Leverage other federal or state weatherization funding sources by providing community action agencies with more capabilities to deliver to greater levels of program participants.
  • Provide energy education (i.e. knowledge of appliance usage, lifestyle effects on consumption, low cost/no cost efficiency practices, etc. designed to reduce customer consumption and reduce energy use).
  • Establish community partnerships through contractual agreements with Community Action Agencies and other local agencies in UES' service territory.

Targeted technologies

  • Repair, replacement and tune-up of heating/cooling equipment *
  • Repair and replacement of water heating equipment
  • General weatherization measures such as caulking, weather-stripping, broken window replacement, switch/outlet gaskets, door sweep, etc.
  • Insulation
  • Repairing duct-work and duct sealing
  • Reducing air infiltration
  • Minor structural/building envelope repairs

Program management

  • UES funds projects up to $3,000 (electric) and $2,000 (gas) per household.
  • UES partners with Community Action and other agencies located within the UES service territories that are responsible for outreach, arranging of the installation/work and submittal of invoices to UES.
  • Eligibility for this program is limited to UES customers who meet the income guidelines of less than 200% of the poverty level.

* It is anticipated that replacement or conversion will include the installation of the most energy efficient equipment available. In all cases, the energy efficiency rating of equipment should be above the current federal minimum standards.

Do you qualify?

Participants must have a household gross income for the past 12 months that is at or below the following amounts, based on the number of people in their household:

Family size Annual income at or below:
1 $23,760
2 $32,040
3 $40,320
4 $48,600
5 $56,880
6 $65,160
7 $73,460
8 $81,780
9 $90,100
10 $98,420
More than 10 $8,320* (add per person)

*$98,420 for 10 + $8,320 for each additional person based on 2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines. The eligibility levels above, which equate to 200% of the federal poverty level, will remain in effect through June 30, 2017.

Participating customers are required to reapply every two years.

If you think you might qualify, contact one of our partner agencies based on your home's location:

Mohave County
WACOG
208 N. 4th St.
Kingman, AZ 86401
www.wacog.com
928-753-6247
(gas and electric customers)

Apache, Coconino, Navajo and Yavapai counties
NACOG
3111 N. Caden Court, Suite 100
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
www.nacog.org
928-774-3759
(gas customers only)

Santa Cruz County
SEACAP
490 N. Chenoweth Ave.
Nogales, AZ 85621
520-287-5066
nogalesscap@qwestoffice.net
(gas and electric customers)