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Making A Warm Home Less Expensive

Friday, February 10, 2012

This blast of winter weather will, no doubt, result in a lot of homeowners turning up their thermostats.

And Wood County is looking at ways to help residents lower their heating making their homes more energy efficient.

It wants to develop a pilot program to help them afford the weatherization materials they need.

"Some houses are older than others and built to different standards," says Cathy Kunkel, a researcher for the group Energy Efficient West Virginia, "so it's definitely one of those things where you would want an analysis done of your house first, to figure out what's the biggest bang for your buck in terms of improvements to your house."

Parkersburg city and Wood County officials were told there's a limited amount of grant money available, to help the county set up a weatherization assistance program.

Todd Baucher