Weatherization assistance

Energy efficiency upgrades for qualifying customers

Since 1982, Tucson Electric Power has worked with the Tucson Urban League and Pima County to help limited-income customers reduce their energy expenses by making “weatherization” improvements to their homes.

These energy efficiency retrofits are provided at no cost to eligible recipients, though funding is limited.

Improvements might include:

  • Caulking and weather-stripping
  • Insulation (attic, wall and duct)
  • Water heater insulation and exposed pipe wrap
  • Attic ventilation
  • Sun screens
  • Paint roof and exposed ducts white
  • Service evaporative coolers
  • Replace evaporative coolers or motors with two-speed motors
  • Install low-flow shower heads

Assistance is available to customers whose household gross income over the past 12 months does not exceed the following amounts, based on the number of people in the household:

Family size Annual income at or below:
1 $24,980
2 $33,820
3 $42,660
4 $51,500
5 $60,340
6 $69,180
7 $78,020
8 $86,860
9 $95,700
10 $104,540
More than 10 $8,840* (add per person)

*$104,540 for 10 family members plus $8,840 for each additional person based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The eligibility levels above equate to 200% of the federal poverty level.

If you think you might qualify, please contact the Tucson Urban League or Pima County directly:

To measure the effectiveness of the upgrades, program participants are surveyed about their comfort, energy usage patterns and overall bill savings.

In addition to weatherization, TEP periodically offers energy conservation workshops in cooperation with the Tucson Urban League and Pima County to teach limited-income customers how to utilize energy more efficiently and gain greater control over their energy bills. If you qualify for weatherization assistance and would like to attend a workshop, please contact the Tucson Urban League or Pima County.

TEP’s weatherization program complements the Federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

TEP also offers Lifeline program discounts for those with limited incomes and short-term assistance for qualifying customers who are in financial distress.