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Home weatherization encouraged to save energy, money

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WAVERLY (KWWL) -- Weatherization saves money and adds year-long comfort. That's why Waverly Light and Power is urging Iowans to weatherize their homes.

The electric utility says proper insulation is a key, creating a barrier between inside air space and outside climate conditions. While the attic is an obvious place for new or additional insulation, the entire home needs to be properly insulated with 12 to 15 inches to provide a R-50 insulation rating.

Proper attic insulation can save a homeowner about $200 a year in energy costs, according to Waverly Light and Power General Manager Diane Johnson.

Sealing a home is another easy step in the weatherization process. Windows can be sealed with weather stripping or plastic insulation. Leaks should be sealed before adding insulation.  

For more information, contact Waverly Light and Power at: www.wlp.waverlyia.com, or your utility company.

Online Reporter:  Ron Steele

 

 

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