Article By:  Weatherization Program Director David Lindsey

Newsletter   |   Jan 15, 2021

Central Kentucky Community Action’s Weatherization (WX) Program has started off the year fully staffed and looking forward to what the new year will bring. The WX program already has 32 clients on the waiting list to receive services as of January 1st 2021.

CKCAC’s WX program has completed a total of 13 homes with DOE and LIHEAP funding with only 2 cancellations since the new fiscal year started in July 2020. Unfortunately, we had to defer 15 homes due to having needs outside the WX program guidelines, such as mold issues or a leaky roof.

Central Kentucky Community Action Council has leveraged funds from utilities to expand the reach of the Weatherization Assistance Program. This year we are leveraging funding from DOE, LIHEAP, ATMOS, East Kentucky Power, Kentucky Utilities, and Louisville Gas & Electric.

Our goal with weatherization is to continue to reduce energy waste and ensure the health and safety of each client we serve. The testing we provide consists of; aliening air and thermal boundaries, pressure diagnostics, heating system diagnostics, indoor air quality, and base load energy consumption diagnostics. If you feel you may qualify for WX services, please contact David Lindsey at 270-259-0021.

The Weatherization Program is fully staffed with an in-house crew, but continues to utilize contractors outside of the agency to perform HVAC and Electrical work. The highly trained WX program staff consists of Denny Baxter, Dwelling Needs Evaluator EA/QCI; Josh Mattingly, Crew Leader; Ashley Hines & Tessa Hinton, Retrofit Installers and supporting staff Barbara Garrett, Accounting/Weatherization Assistant. There could never be enough appreciation and gratitude shown to the WX staff for their dedication to improving their quality of work and to ensuring the health and safety of all the clients we serve.