Our weatherization program is about more than keeping the weather where it ought to be. Learn how we can reduce power usage while making your home safer, warmer, healthier and happier.


Weatherization Services

Weatherization Services make home improvements that result in safer and more energy efficient homes. The work may include testing the safety and efficiency of the primary heating system; air sealing walls, floors and ceiling; installing ventilation fan; insulating attics, walls, floors, heating ducts, pipes and water heaters; installing vapor barriers; testing and installing smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors; replacing old energy-consuming refrigerators.



Heating/Air Repair and Replacement Program (HARRP)

HARRP’s purpose is to repair or replace faulty, non-functioning heating and air systems in homes. Individuals with specific health problems may also qualify for a home cooling appliance repair or replacement.




Households living at/below 200 percent of the federal income guidelines are eligible for services. Families receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) or Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) during the prior 12 months from application for weatherization are categorically eligible.

Applicants are required to submit proof of income for all household members, property ownership (whether owned or rented) and proof of energy usage for past 12 months.

Priority is given to elderly, disabled, homes with young children and those with a high energy burden.

The programs serve residents in Buncombe, Cleveland, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, and Transylvania counties.



Community Action Opportunities (CAO) provides Weatherization and HARRP services to more than 100 families annually. Subcontractors may be needed for: heating/air conditioning equipment installs, minor electrical repairs, minor plumbing repairs, insulation installs and/or energy efficiency measures. CAO accepts applications all year but actively recruits possible vendors between March and May or when CAO experiences an immediate need.

Subcontractors, for more information click here.

Community Action Opportunities

25 Gaston Street

Asheville, NC 28801

Phone 828.252.2495

Fax 828.253.6319