Comments on: Weatherizing Right http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/weatherizing-right/ The EPA Blog Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:45:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/weatherizing-right/#comment-16887 Mon, 18 Jan 2010 07:05:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1288#comment-16887 Weatherization should always be the first step in working toward higher energy efficincy and fuel cost reduction. The reason is becaue that is where the biggest gains are to be had. The weatherization program needs to be expanded, especially during this time when more are unemployed and really need to achieve reductions in their utility bills. In California gas and electric power shutoffs are at all time highs. But, it is clear that when an appliance needs to be replaced, it should be replaced with the most efficient equipment possible. And Southern California Edison has a program called the Energy Management Program that will buy and install for low income customers who must replace something a new appliance that will be an EPA certified Energy Star appliance. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Colorado Springs Utilities http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/weatherizing-right/#comment-16886 Wed, 13 Jan 2010 16:01:14 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1288#comment-16886 Customers ask us, “should I get a new furnace?” to help improve my heating efficiency. We always tell them weatherization is the way to go. Thirty-three percent of heat is lost through floors, walls and ceilings/attics. Matt, the steps you’re taking are low-cost ideas that not enough people do in their homes. Our call center has received numerous calls from customers complaining about their highest bill ever. Ironically, we just had a natural gas decrease, so it’s a matter of explaining that use equals cost. We encourage them to take action like you have.

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/weatherizing-right/#comment-16885 Tue, 12 Jan 2010 20:35:30 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1288#comment-16885 Very good info. Thanks.

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By: Joseph Zummach http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/weatherizing-right/#comment-16884 Tue, 12 Jan 2010 18:53:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1288#comment-16884 Good post I’m curious about the silicone caulks if there is any toxic off gassing from them? I know they smell of acetic acid but is that all? I too have relied on infiltration air exchange to assure air quality. I rely on wood heat and feel like it is good to have plenty of ventilation.

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