Serving the 9 Counties of Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark, and Whiteside Illinois
TRI-COUNTY OPPORTUNITIES COUNCIL
Community Action Agency
Building Opportunities to Transform Communities
The Weatherization Program is designed to provide home weatherization services for eligible low-income households within the entire service area and concentrates on weatherizing homes to make them safe by inspecting and cleaning and/or repairing the heating system and to reduce the amount of fuel it takes to heat the home comfortably.
The Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program provides over one hundred low-income households energy saving measures on a yearly basis. Weatherization is a direct grant to qualified households. Measures include, but are not limited to, insulation of attics, walls, basements, and crawl spaces, repair or replacement of doors, caulking around windows, health and safety measures and furnace work. Health and safety measures include the installation of smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and CO detectors. Furnace work ranges from clean and tune of the furnace to repairs and replacement if a heating system cannot be made safe. TCOC Weatherization crews and licensed furnace contractors do all of the work.