Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc

Energy Conservation Programs

Don’t Just Heat Your Home, Make it Energy Efficient

Heating can be expensive. So why waste money on leaky windows, uninsulated attics and bare pipes that lose heat you are paying for?

GLCAC’s Energy Services Program offers three great ways to help you:

  • Fix or replace faulty heating systems
  • Weatherize your home
  • Get rid of inefficient, energy-wasting appliances

Are You Eligible

If your household qualifies for LIHEAP heating assistance, then you probably qualify for these programs, too.
Click her for LIHEAP income guidelines.

HEARTWAP Heating Retrofit

Fixing Heating Systems

Don’t be cold because of a broken furnace or boiler.  Low-income households eligible for fuel assistance (LIHEAP) may also qualify for free heating system repair or replacement. 

  • GLCAC contracts with heating companies
  • We make sure home heating systems are safe, efficient and reliable. 
  • Call (978) 681-4955 for emergency heating system repairs.
  • No cost to qualifying households

The Heating Energy Assistance Retrofit Task Weatherization Assistance Program (HEARTWAP) is funded through the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and monitored by the Commonwealth's Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).
 

Weatherization

Stop Paying to Heat Outside by Closing those Gaps and Leaks

Save money on energy bills and stay warmer by sealing the leaks that let heat escape.  If you are eligible for LIHEAP, TAFDC or SSI, you qualify for a free inspection and repairs, including:

  • A no-cost weatherization audit of your home to find energy, health and safety concerns.
  • Repairs by a licensed and insured contractor of the problems identified in the audit at no cost to the residents.
  • Work including air sealing, attic and/or sidewall insulation, weather stripping, and minor repairs associated with weatherizing.
  • A quality control inspection of all work by GLCAC’s energy auditor.

Contact the Weatherization Assistance Program at (978) 681-4956 or weatherization@glcac.org.

 

Utility Company Conservation Programs

Partnership to Improve Energy Efficiency

GLCAC partners with local utility companies to offer special utility conservation programs to reduce your electric and heating bills, and conserve energy.

Homeowners and renters can lower their bills by signing up for a free electricity audit that looks at ways to conserve and save.

Program participants may receive energy efficient light bulbs, water conservation materials, and – possibly – be eligible for a new refrigerator.  Certain conditions apply.

You may qualify if you meet income guidelines and:

  • Provide an electric bill in the name of a household member.
  • The electric bill has an R-2 rating.
  • Have resided at the location at least 9 months.

Contact Energy Conservation

305 Essex St. 2nd Floor
Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: (978) 681-4956 , Fax (978) 681-4980
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM M-F
Email: energy@glcac.org