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By Katherine Richards

GOAL

The overall goal of weatherizing a home is to reduce the necessary energy used to heat or cool a home. Residents pay less in utility expenses. This impact can be even greater in low and moderate income households where utilities can constitute as much as 30% or more of monthly income. After the work is performed, another HERS test is performed to ensure efforts have been successful and have achieved a satisfactory result.

By Katherine Richards

FUNDING

Because funding is limited, it is important that resources are applied in a manner that will achieve maximum return on investment. Work is then performed by ECC members, often consisting of the installation of insulation, weather stripping, caulking and various other techniques used to “tighten” the building envelope.

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