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This is good.
The Obama administration is working on a plan to help homeowners weatherize their homes.
I am all for this. We are attempting to improve our old house in this very way. We've changed three doors and three windows so far and we have gutted and rebuilt the entrance way stuffing it with really good insulation. We have lots more to do but at least the house now has some socks on. Prior to the improvements it was completely naked in the winter.
McClatchy: Program aims to encourage weatherization of homes
Although energy efficiency retrofits save money on energy bills, they can cost as much as hundreds or thousands of dollars, depending on how much work needs to be done. The new recommendations, which use existing federal funding, include some ways to finance projects so homeowners will be more likely to undertake them.
Installing more insulation and more energy efficient doors, windows, lighting, water heaters, air conditioning and appliances can reduce energy use in a house by as much as 40 percent, meaning considerable monthly savings on utility bills.