What is Weatherization?
The goal of weatherization is to reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety.
Here at the Montana Weatherization Training Center our goal is to train the professionals who are on the ground weatherizing homes every day. Working closely with Montana's Human Resource Development Councils and our Tribal associates, we focus on safe, efficient, cutting-edge techniques to address the health, safety, and energy efficiency issues present in low-income housing. To learn more about the courses we teach, visit our Weatherization Program Training page.
The Montana Weatherization Training Center is part of the national Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) that is funded in part by the US Department of Energy. The program was recently evaluated for its effectiveness in reducing energy costs and improving indoor health for clients. A synopsis of the reports can be found HERE. The executive summaries of the evaluations and more information about the WAP program can be viewed HERE.
Energy Efficient Living
Tips for Healthy, Efficient Homes
Need some help weatherizing your home, but don't qualify for assistance? Check out these helpful PDFs and be on your way to saving a few dollars on energy bills this year.
- Air Sealing
- Attic Insulation
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Cooling Your Home Naturally
- Controlling Condensation
- Energy Efficient Lighting
- Floor and Foundation Insulation
- Gas Appliances and Your Health
- Home Insulation Choices
- Save Energy Heating Your Home
- Indoor Air Quality
- Insulating Side Walls
- Mobile Home Energy Saving Tips
- Storm Windows
- Top 10 Energy Saving Tips
- Water Heater Maintenance