About The Weatherization Assistance Program
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) began in 1976 in effort to assist low-income families who lack the resources to invest in energy efficiency. The WAP is funded by the United States Department of Energy and the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Weatherization services provide cost effective, energy efficient improvements to the homes of qualified low-income customers at no charge to them. The program currently is comprised of a comprehensive series of energy efficient measures that are based on an analysis of individual homes, whether site-built or mobile homes. The improvements are determined by performing an energy audit and following the priority measures for our State.
. The Waccamaw EOC Weatherization Program serves Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg counties in South Carolina. It's mission is to reduce the heating and cooling costs for low-income families, particularly for households with children, the elderly, the disabled, and homes with high energy use. We seek to improve the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety. Weatherization includes weather stripping, insulation of attic and crawl space, hot water heater wrap, mobile home floor insulation, air sealing, sealing existing duct work, installation of compact florescent light bulbs and occasionally the replacement of existing heating systems.
How to apply for Weatherization assistance:
  • Assemble your documentation.
  • Call the Weatherization Department for an appointment at
    843-234-4140, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.
What We Do: What We Don't Do:
  • Test for air flow, drafts, gas leaks, carbon monoxide, and other efficiency, health, & safety issues.
  • Educate clients on energy efficiency, protocols concerning health, and safe practices.
  • Insulate attics, crawl spaces, and mobile home bellies.
  • Make sure doors, windows, and ducting is sealed up tight.
  • Install LED (Light Emmitting Diode) bulbs.
  • Install carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.
  • Make minor repairs.
  • Check all combustible appliances like: stoves, furnaces, and water heaters.
  • Perform an energy audit to determine the most effective methods to reduce energy usage.
  • Clean and tune HVAC Systems.
  • Add ventilation to dwelling if needed.
  • Repair mobile home bellies that have underpinning.
  • Rehabilitate homes.
  • Replace doors and windows.
  • Install central heating and cooling units.
  • Make repairs to roofs, floors, sewer, plumbing, and electrical systems.
  • Build additions and modify bathrooms.
  • Mold remediation and lead base paint abatement.
  • Perform work based upon client desires or requests. All qualified dwellings that are accepted under the current federal guidelines will be tested according to the established Priority Measures.
  • Install underpinning or siding.
  • Install or build porches, decks, or ramps.
  • Provide service to any dwelling that does not have lights, running water, or proper sewage.
  • Set up mobile homes that are not occupied.
  • Please note: Minor repairs are secondary measures and are not done unless regular weatherization work is being performed. The Weatherization Program is an energy conservation program with emphasis on the health and safety of the client.
Documentation Required To Apply:
  • Picture identification for person that is applying.
  • Social Security cards for all household occupants.
  • Power of Attorney if you are acting on the behalf of another.
  • Most recent utility bill.
  • Monthly income verification for all occupants above the age of 17.
  • Landlord agreement if you are renting.
  • Child support and food stamps are acceptable means of income.
  • All clients that are served must be living in a dwelling that is structurally sound and deemed safe.
Income Eligibilty:
2023 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Testing: Homes are carefully tested to determine the best form of weatherization necessary.

Belly Repair & Insulation: Repairing and insulating the belly on a mobile home increase thermal performance. Also it reduces air leakage and enhances comfort in the home.

Water Heater Wrap: As water sits, it naturally cools down - a process known as "standby heat loss". When the water cools, the burner or heating element kicks on to warm it up again, in a constantly repeating cycle. Wrapping the water heater will prevent some of that heat loss.

Attic Insulation: Attic insulation plays an important role in reducing the amount of energy you consume for heating and cooling, and in turn reduces your energy bills. Insulation is measured by an R-Value. The higher the R-Value, the greater the insulating capacity of the material. Colder climates require higher R-Value insulation to ensure that less heat is lost through the roof of your home. In addition, insulation will also help keep the cool air inside during warm weather.

Air Sealing: Air sealing reduces the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home. It is a cost effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Duct Sealing: In homes with forced air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, 20 to 30 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poor connections.