Community Services

Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP)

Community Services

Program Purpose

The Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) is designed to help low income residents save fuel and money, while increasing the comfort of their homes.


About the Program

IHWAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the state supplemental Energy Assistance Fund. Weatherization services are provided by local community action agencies or not-for-profit agencies throughout the state. You may contact the agency provider in your area, to apply for weatherization services.

Although most dwellings waste energy, different types of houses and apartments have different energy problems. Depending on the circumstances and condition of your dwelling, some of the following weatherization work may be done:

  • Sealing cracks with weatherstrip and caulk
  • Insulating attics and walls
  • Repairing windows and doors
  • Replacing windows (based on energy savings audit results)

Weatherization services include having an experienced heating contractor examine your heating system. This contractor will make sure the heating system is safe and in good working order. Work on your furnace may include one or more of the following:

  • Clean and tune
  • Repair
  • Retrofit
  • In some cases, replacement of the unit

Contact Information

Mike Hunter
Phone: (217) 328-3313
Fax: (217) 328-2426