Weatherization

Weatherization

Due to the Shelter in Place Order issued by the County Health Officer on April 29, 2020 all offices of the Department of Conservation and Development are closed to the public. Weatherization is only able to process emergency applications until the Shelter in Place Order is lifted.

Weatherization Emergencies:

  • A hazardous water heater as indicated by PG&E service report. The water heater must be located inside the home, not the garage or exterior closet.
  • A non-working air conditioner if there is a medical necessity for air conditioning.  Need a letter from a medical professional stating need for air conditioning.
  •  A hazardous heater as indicated by a PG&E service report.

If you are experiencing one of these Emergencies, please call 925-674-7770 and leave a message if we are unable to answer. We will return your call as soon as possible.

Overview

The Weatherization Program is a Federal and State funded program whose purpose is to assist low and/or fixed income people in making their homes more energy efficient. The program is available regardless of whether you own or rent, live in a house, apartment, or a mobile home.

The Weatherization Program will test your gas appliance(s) to determine if they are operating properly and safely. Any gas appliances that fail the inspection will be repaired or replaced. In addition to the appliance inspection, the inspector will conduct an evaluation of the home to determine what energy saving measures are needed.

How do I Apply?

  • You must meet the income guidelines below:
  • 2020 income guidelines - English (PDF)
    2020 income guidelines - Spanish (PDF)
  • Call (925) 674-7214 to get an application. In order for us to serve you better, please speak slowly and clearly, spelling your name and street name when requesting an application. You can also stop by our office to pick up an application at 30 Muir Road, Martinez, CA 94553.
  • Download the application packet. After it is completed and signed, you can mail, fax or bring the application packet to our office.

2020 Forms
Application Packet for Owners - English (PDF)

Application Packet for Owners - Spanish (PDF)

Application Packet for Renters - English (PDF)

Application Packet for Renters - Spanish (PDF)

  • Once a client’s application has been accepted, a qualified representative of the program will come out to your home and do an on-site assessment consisting of an inspection of all gas appliances.

Energy Saving Improvements

The Weatherization Program will test your gas appliance(s) to determine if they are operating properly and safely. Any gas appliances that fail the inspection will be repaired or replaced.

In addition to the appliance inspection, the inspector will conduct an evaluation of the home to determine what energy saving measures are needed. The energy saving improvements may include:

  • Installation of ceiling insulation
  • Gas furnace repair or replacement
  • Weather-stripping of exterior doors
  • Gas stove repair or replacement
  • Replacement of exterior doors if necessary
  • Gas water heater repair or replacement
  • Installation of carbon monoxide alarm
  • Plug gaskets
  • Installation of programmable thermostats
  • Installation of water saving devices
  • Replacement of broken windows
  • Other minor home repairs