On-site Residential Weatherization Assessment
The Weatherization Program is an on-site assessment of your residence by professional Cleco-approved contractors to make it more energy efficient and improve your comfort level.
There are no out-of-pocket costs unless additional measures not covered in the assessment are requested. Weatherization services may include diagnostic testing for potential air and duct leakage, followed by air and duct sealing and installation of all or some of the energy-saving products, such as blown-in attic insulation, LED bulbs, low-flow faucet aerators and showerheads.
How do I sign up for the assessment?Sign up by completing the online registration form or by contacting one of our 2024 Cleco Power Wise Approved Contractors directly. Information submitted via the online form is emailed to a Cleco Power Wise-approved contractor servicing your area. You will be contacted by the contractor directly, in the order received, to schedule the assessment. This program is on a first come, first served basis.
How much does the assessment cost?There are zero out-of-pocket costs unless you request additional measures not covered in the assessment. Once the assessment is complete, the contractor will let you know which measures you are eligible for. The cost of the assessment is billed directly to Cleco Power. Any items that require payment must be approved by the customer before work can begin.
What if I don’t own my home, and I am renting or staying in an apartment?Customers who own or rent their home can register for an assessment; however, renters must obtain permission from their landlord. If the dwelling is a multifamily home, like an apartment building, there must be five or more on-site assessments scheduled to take place.
What happens after I sign up/when will the assessment be conducted?Scheduling is based on the contractor's availability and program funding.
The Cleco Power Wise approved contractor will contact you directly to schedule your weatherization on a first come, first serve basis. Please feel free to contact the contractor directly if you do not hear from them in six to eight business days.
How long does it normally take?The weatherization assessment will vary based on the size, structure and upgrades. It is recommended that you allow for 5-6 hours.
What is included in the assessment?
The on-site weatherization assessment may include:
* diagnostic testing for potential air and duct leakage,
followed by air and duct sealing
* installation of all or some of the following energy-saving products such as:
- blown in attic insulation,
- LED light bulbs,
- Low-flow faucet aerators and shower heads (for customers with electric heating).
An Income-Qualified weatherization assessment is now available. Cleco residential customers who meet the income qualification of 200 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible to receive extensive energy efficiency upgrades at no out-of-pocket costs.
Do I have to be home?Yes. An adult over the age of 18 must be present during the assessment.
Who are the professional contractors?
The weatherization contractors approved to work on behalf of the program hold current BPI, RESNET or HERs certificates. Approved contractors have submitted required documentation such as a valid W9, tax ID, state licenses and proof of insurance.
New! Income-Qualified Weatherization Services
The Income-Qualified (IQ) Weatherization Program is also available for qualified residential customers who meet the income qualification of less than 200% of the federal poverty level. Sign up is the same for either program. Learn more.
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