Weatherization at Work

Article By:  David Lindsey, Weatherization Director

Newsletter   |   Jan 14, 2019

Central Kentucky Community Action’s Weatherization Program is in full swing and performing weatherization services in our eight-county service area. As of the end of December 2018, CKCAC completed 17 homes with 10 walkaways. As of January 1, CKCAC had 52 clients on the waiting list to receive services. The Weatherization Program is fully staffed with an in-house crew, along with contractors to perform HVAC, electrical work as well as weatherization that we have to perform to the dwellings receiving services.

Staff includes highly trained supporting and technical personnel, including Denny Baxter Dwelling Needs Evaluator/QCI Dustin McGowan Crew Leader, Aaron Haycraft Crew Worker, Bob Turci Crew Worker, and supporting staff Barbara Garrett Accounts Payable/Property Coordinator. We would like to say a huge thank you to all staff for their dedication for improving the quality of work and the dedication to ensure the health and safety of all the clients we serve.

Our testing services consist of aliening air and thermal boundaries, pressure diagnostics, heating system diagnostics, indoor air quality, and base load energy consumption diagnostics. Staff will be attending training January through March to obtain new certifications, which are now required by DOE.

This fiscal year, the program received funding from both DOE and LIHEAP with DOE funding totaling just over $260,000 and LIHEAP being just over $699,000. 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 is to continue to reduce energy waste and assure the health and safety of each client we serve. We look forward to the future of CKCAC’s weatherization program and to better serve our eight-county service area.