GNS’ Weatherization Program makes permanent upgrades to eligible homes
in Siskiyou County to make them safer, warmer, & more energy efficient
Could your home benefit from Weatherization services?
- In the winter, do you feel cold drafts coming from your windows and/or doors, even when they’re closed?
- In the winter, do you run the heater all day just to stay warm?
- In the summer, do you have to keep your air conditioner on all the time?
- Are your heating and cooling bills too expensive?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your home may benefit from weatherization services!
Apply for services
Request an application
Call 530-938-4115 ext. 120
Visit us at 310 Boles St in Weed, CA 96094
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is there any cost to the renter or owner?
A. No, all weatherization services are at no cost to eligible homeowners, renters or their landlords.
Q. Is the income qualification based on my landlord’s income?
A. No, the home is qualified based on the tenant’s income. Income limits are listed in the instruction packet.
Q. Can renters get weatherization services?
A. Yes, renters can receive services. There is no cost to the property owner but their permission is required and they have to agree to the terms & conditions of the program. These forms are included in the application packet.
Q. How long does it take to get service?
A. GNS is required to serve low income and vulnerable populations based on their need and several other criteria. The evaluation of those criteria, as well as the availability of funding, determines how soon a client is served. It can take several months to a year and a half to receive services.
Q. My only heat source is broken. Can you fix it?
A. GNS may have funding available through an Energy Crisis Intervention Program. If your only permanent heat source or your hot water heater malfunctions or becomes a safety hazard, contact our Weatherization Administration Assistant at 530-938-4115 ext 127 to discuss the situation.
Q. How often can I apply?
A. Apply every calendar year until you receive services.
Q. What services are provided?
A. The program can repair and replace exterior doors, windows, and certain appliances and install floor and ceiling insulation. Additional energy efficiency measures are also available, as well as diagnostic testing of heaters and fuel-burning appliances for the safety of the occupants. The program does not repair roofs.
Q. How do I apply for weatherization services?
A. Call our Weatherization staff at 530-938-4115 Ext. 127 or request weatherization services when completing an energy assistance application. The same application allows you to apply for both programs. If you recently applied for Energy Assistance and did not indicate that you would like to be considered for Weatherization Services, give us a call and we can update your application.
“We’re looking forward to winter now that we have the insulation in the attic. We can’t sing enough praises for the GNS staff.”
— Jim and Mary Taylor, Weed
Do you know that this winter there was not a speck of moisture on the inside of the windows? I used to have to put towels down because when you opened the curtains in the morning there was frost all over the inside. The towels would catch it when it melted. But with the new windows the Weatherization department installed, now you can’t feel any cold air coming in.
—Amanda S. in Seiad Valley
Weatherization on my apartment made quite a difference—I don’t even use the heater in the bedroom anymore, just the main room on the lowest setting. We’re near the river and we could always hear the train, but after GNS put in double pane windows and insulation it cut out all the noise. I’d gotten used to it after so many years in the apartment, now I wake up in the middle of the night because it’s too quiet.
—Nacho M. in Dunsmuir
I used to own a construction company in Michigan. I give the GNS Weatherization Crew an excellent score. They did a great job and cleaned as they went along. We’ve been freezing since last October and now we’re not.
—Naida H. in Yreka
You were awesome for doing our mobile! The “Crew” was beyond our expectations!!! After we were told 3 of the people were new, which we never would have known. Our power bills have gone down & no more freezing drafts! We can not thank Great Northern enough, thank you, thank you, thank you and many more. We are so blessed! – Anonymous
“Thanks so much for the weatherization of my home. What a wonderful service that is to have in our area! The fellows were very friendly and neat. They are a huge asset to your company.”
— Sharon Young, Yreka
I am so impressed with the work and the workers. I have never seen a group of people in such harmony. The work is exceptional and the guys were wonderful. They worked hard and they were so kind.
Weatherization Assistant, 530-938-4115 ext 127 or click here to send an email
(CA lic. # 629328)