The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that “homeowners can typically save up to 20 percent of heating and cooling costs (or up to 10 percent of total energy costs) by sealing home air leaks and adding insulation in attics, floors over crawl spaces, and accessible basement rim joists.”
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If you want help making your home more comfortable and energy efficient without writing a big check, contact the non-profit Clean Energy Works Oregon and join more than 2,000 homeowners who have transformed their homes with a Home Energy Remodel. Receive a FREE Home Energy Assessment that pinpoints energy waste, then your upgrade team gets to work. When it’s complete, your improvements are inspected to verify performance – and your home’s comfort is transformed.
Currently the program is available in Benton, Clackamas, Crook, Deschutes, Hood River, Jackson, Josephine, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill Counties. Eligible homes are single-family, detached, owner-occupied and built prior to 1993.
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Have more questions on how to prepare your home for cold weather?
Call the free Regional Green Building Hotline at 503-823-5431.