Success Stories

Williamsburg James City County Community Action Agency (WJCC CAA) is pleased to be chosen a provider for Dominion’s revamped EnergyShare program which now includes Weatherization.

Under the EnergyShare Weatherization program, eligible clients can receive LED light bulbs, low-flow showerheads, efficient faucet aerators, pipe wrap insulation, attic insulation, air sealing, duct sealing, and Heat Pump/AC tune ups. WJCC CAA uses the EnergyShare program along with our federally-funded Weatherization program. Because the measures provided under the new EnergyShare program are all Weatherization measures, WJCC CAA can reduce the amount being charged towards our Weatherization grant on all WX jobs. By doing this, our Weatherization Department can assist more clients.

In July 2015, WJCC CAA partnered with Dominion on a weatherization job located in Hampton, VA at Ms. Cole’s house. Ms. Cole’s utility bill was running over $400.00 a month. She had AC window units and her home was very leaky with air escaping to the outside. We installed a new heat pump at her home and removed all of the AC Window units. In addition, we installed a new Ashrae (exhaust) fan in her bathroom. Under the Dominion program, we provided Ms. Cole with attic insulation, LED light bulbs, low flow showerheads and aerators, pipe wrap insulation, and air sealing. Ms. Cole thanked us because she could immediately tell the difference in her home with the air quality and the temperature. Her electric bill has been cut by more than half!