Energy Assistance generally provides a one-time payment based on family size, income and fuel usage to assist with the cost of home heating. It can also provide crisis assistance and furnace repair and replacement. Additional programs include:
Crisis Assistance – when a household is without heat, has a disconnect notice from the heating vendor, or are nearly out of fuel and do not have sufficient funds to purchase more.
Furnace Assistance – eligible home owners may be eligible for a furnace repair or replacement if the furnace or boiler stops running during the heating season.
Contact Iron County Human Services at 715-561-3636
in emergency situations. For emergency situations after-hours, over weekends, or on holidays contact the Iron County Sheriff’s Department at 715-561-3800
If you are eligible for weatherization services based on your WHEAP application, your application information will be referred to the local weatherization agency. Households selected for potential weatherization services will be contacted by the weatherization agency. The agency will then make arrangements to have an energy auditor will assess your home to see what can be done to make it more energy efficient. Weatherization services differ with each home depending on how it was built and its condition. Some common weatherization services include:
Insulate attics, walls and floors
Insulate or replace water heater
Install energy efficient lighting
Reduce air leakage
Repair or replace furnace
Test and/or replace refrigerator
Perform a general health and safety inspection
Provide information about maintenance and energy conservation
This information was taken from:
Home Weatherization Assistance Program. Home Energy Plus; Wisconsin Heating and Energy Assistance Program. 3 October 2017. Click here to be taken to the Weatherization page on the Home Energy + website!
How to Apply
These programs can be applied for in Iron County by calling 715-561-3636. You will be provided an appointment or an application, information on eligibility, and instructions on what to submit.