Weatherization and Efficiency Programs
Weatherization upgrades improve the energy efficiency of customer homes by replacing or upgrading inefficient home systems, such as the heat and air conditioner. These upgrades reduce energy consumption and utility bills while enhancing customer comfort and health by improving indoor air quality and reducing the stress low-income families face over their utility bill.
KUB customers can apply now to recieve free home energy improvements through TVA Home Uplift that can save hundreds on utility bills.
KUB & TVA Help Local Businesses Through Community Centered Growth Pilot
KUB recently partnered with TVA on its Community Centered Growth Pilot to support small businesses in economically distressed communities through energy investments. KUB recruited eleven small businesses in East Knoxville to receive improvements which included kitchen upgrades, LED lighting, HVAC unit replacements, air sealing, hot water heaters, thermostats, duct repair, and more.
Improvements were made at Petree’s Flowers, C.O.N.N.E.C.T. Ministries, Bates Barber and Beauty Salon, Keenan Grimes Community Outreach Center, B&B Lawn Services, The Love Kitchen, Nana’s House Learning Center, Time Out Deli and Market, Olive Street Soulful Market and Deli, New Directions Health Care, and Crutcher Memorial Youth Enrichment Center.
Round It Up & Home Uplift
KUB has a long legacy of supporting low-income weatherization programs through its Round It Up program and partnerships like TVA’s Home Uplift and the Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover. These programs have provided home energy upgrades for hundreds of KUB customers since 2015.
KUB committed to an annual contribution of $1 million for home weatherization starting in FY21. These funds are used in conjunction with TVA's Home Uplift funds, customer Round It Up contributions, and other sources such as the $750,000 TDEC grant for 2021-2022 to serve additional KUB customers.
You Can Help!
Since 2015, KUB customers have been making a difference through Round It Up. With Round It Up, you may put your spare change to work helping others by having KUB automatically round your bill up to the next dollar and send 100 percent of that money to support weatherization and efficiency improvements for customers in need.
If you choose to participate, your maximum would be $11.88 per year, and the average is around $6. The program is voluntary, so you can opt in or decide to stop contributing at any time. Just log into your account and choose Billing Options. For the Round It Up section, select “Enrolled” or “Unenroll.” You can also call KUB at 865-524-2911 for assistance with your selection.
To see frequently asked questions about Round It Up click here.
The Impact of Weatherization
Hear from recipients of weatherization programs here:
Apply for Weatherization
New weatherization funding is now available for low-income families through TVA’s Home Uplift program, which is currently accepting applications.
The Home Uplift program, funded by TVA, the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC), and KUB, helps customers in need reduce energy costs.
To apply for weatherization:
- Call 888-986-7262
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please see program details here.