Weatherization Assistance (WAP)

» Repair of damaged windows where appropriate

» Repair of damaged exterior doors where appropriate

» Installation of attic/wall insulation

» Furnace repair or replacement.  Replacement is an option only if there are excessive levels of Carbon Monoxide

» Installation of bath and kitchen exhaust fans

» Installation of weather-stripping

» Caulking

About the Weatherization Assistance Program

Initial diagostic testing and visual inspection will determine which of the above measures are recommended for the individual home.  Typical weatherization services may include: adding insulation to walls and attics, replacing or repairing damaged exterior doors, installing weather stripping and caulking, etc. Skilled crews trained in energy conservation techniques perform all weatherization services. Residents are involved in all steps of the process, which includes stringent quality control.

Weatherization includes energy related repairs to reduce heat or air conditioning waste. Our experience has shown that weatherization can reduce household energy use an average of 25%, increasing comfort and providing a margin of safety in extreme weather conditions. All homes are tested for excessive levels of Carbon Monoxide and any appliances with high levels will be repaired or replaced. All homes receive Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Carbon Monoxide detectors. Equally important is the increased value that weatherization adds to homes. This is also a benefit to the community because the repairs help maintain the housing stock.

Weatherization Works Program

Care & Conserve Program (C&C)

» Repair/replacement of leaking faucets

» Repair/replacement of run-on toilets

» Installation of faucet aerators, low-flow showerheads, and ultra low-flow toilets

» Payment Assistance

» Line repair or replacement

About the Care & Conserve Program

SEA’s Care & Conserve (C&C) was established in 1995 and operates in collaboration with the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management , Care & Conserve promotes water conservation by performing water audits, conservation counseling, and plumbing repair. Repairs range from replacing washers on leaky faucets to replacing supply lines; conservation measures taken include installation of low-flow showerheads, and ultra-low-flow toilets. In 2007, the program was expanded to include repair or replacement of sanitary sewer lines. The repairs are essential to preventing health and safety problems due to mold, mildew, plumbing backups and other concerns.

In addition, households which are in danger of having their water turned off because of delinquent bills are eligible for one-time utility payment assistance. C&C is currently funded by the City of Atlanta, by individual, corporate and foundation donors, and by voluntary donations from customers of the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management . Over 1,000 households have benefited from this service.

“I am acutely aware of the burden the economy is placing on those least able to bear it. The City’s Care and Conserve Program allows us to provide bill payment assistance to Atlantans who are having trouble paying their water/sewer bills. It also provides plumbing retrofits that help reduce water usage, conserving water and lowering monthly bills. Southeast Energy Assistance, our partner in this effort, is helping us ensure that paying for water and sewer service never means sacrificing other necessities.”

– Mayor Kasim Reed

Care and Conserve Program

“Care and Conserve is an important program that allows us to help people who need one-time assistance in paying their water/sewer bills or with plumbing repairs.

In administering the program on behalf of the City, Southeast Energy has been a reliable, diligent partner, helping us to help those in need.”

– Mayor Shirley Franklin

Our Mission

The mission of Southeast Energy Assistance (SEA) is to provide direct assistance to improve the living and housing conditions of low-income families through conservation programs.

“During my term as Mayor of the City of Atlanta, [SEA] delivered one of the most effective City-sponsored programs for low-income citizens, particularly the elderly...I continue to be a strong supporter of SEA’s work.” - Andrew Young

SEA's programs are intended for people living at the poverty level. Priority is given to the elderly and handicapped and statistically, of those served, 80% are female heads of household, 86% are elderly and 95% are minorities. SEA has a history of service to Atlanta's low-income community since 1978.

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