Weatherization improvements can include insulating attic and walls, sealing cracks, wrapping water heaters and pipes, installing storm windows, or making other energy-related improvements. Households can expect to see anywhere from 25% - 30% energy savings after improvements are made with estimated energy cost-savings of more than $500.
The WAP program operates throughout the year. Residents who are eligible for the LIHEAP fuel assistance program, receive Social Security Income, (SSI) or receive Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) may be eligible for WAP.
Visit massresources.org for more information and to download an application.
Heating assistance is available for low income Belmont residents through the following programs:
Community Teamwork, Inc. (CTI)
45 Kirk St. Lowell MA 01854
To learn more about the Good Neighbor Energy Fund, please call toll free 800.334.3047, or visit www.magoodneighbor.org
To learn more about Citizens Energy Programs, please call toll free 866.GAS.9918, or visit www.citzensenergy.com.
Belmont residents who are eligible for the LIHEAP fuel assistance and own their own home can get help with heating system repairs or replacement through the Heating Energy Assistance Retrofit Task Weatherization Assistance Program.
During the heating season, eligible homeowners whose heating systems are not working can get free emergency repairs. In some cases, homeowners can have their heating systems replaced. Priority for HEARTWAP services is given to those clients in an emergency no-heat or unsafe heating situation.
For more information on HEARTWAP please contact:
20 Academy Street, Suite 202
Arlington, MA 02476