The Weatherization Assistance Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through grants to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), as well as from the Virginia Department of Social Services’ Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Weatherization Component.

The Weatherization Assistance program provides funds to reduce the heating and cooling costs for low-income families, and to ensure their health and safety. Assistance services are available for low-income households, particularly for the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and families with children. The program provides direct installation of energy saving measures such as:

• Sealing air-leaks with insulation, caulking, and weather-stripping;
• Installation of ventilation fans;
• Repairing leaky duct systems;
• Repairing and/or replacing inefficient or unsafe heating systems; and
• Installation of energy efficient lighting

In Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative's ongoing promotion of energy efficiency and ways for our members to save money, the weatherization providers are listed below by county.

In order to take advantage of this program you need to call the number below for the county in which you live and let them know you are interested in applying for assistance. Qualifications are based on your income level and the number of people living in your home.



Greensville, Surry and Sussex

Halifax and Charlotte


Brunswick, Lunenburg and Mecklenburg



Phone Number

(804) 732-7020

(434) 575-7916

(434) 432-9380

(434) 230-2020

If you qualify the weatherization provider will schedule an audit to help identify the best energy-saving measures that are cost effective, healthy, and safe. Once approved the work is provided at no cost to you.

Together we have the power to make a difference.

ElecTel Cooperative Federal Credit Union Energy Efficiency Loan Program

As a Member of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, you can take advantage of ElecTel Cooperative Federal Credit Union's loan services, including an energy efficiency loan. ElecTel’s Energy Efficient Loans are available for many residential improvements and may save you energy and money. 

ElecTel's Energy Efficient loans are primarily available to residential dwelling property owners only.  This may include single family residences, duplexes, and owner-occupied condominiums.

Energy efficient improvements may include electric heat pumps, weather stripping, electric/solar water heaters, insulation, windows, doors, and other solar or energy star related items.

Features of their Energy Efficient Loan Program:

  • Low fixed rates
  • Up to 100% financing of the purchase price (including taxes, installation costs, etc.)
  • Flexible payment terms to meet your needs
  • Maximum loan limits – up to $35,000.

For additional information, please contact ElecTel Cooperative Federal Credit Union at 1-800-849-5600 or email them at Let them know you are a Member of MEC!