Media: Taking On Climate Change At Home: How You Can Cut Your Home's Carbon Emissions (NPR)

Apr 20, 2021

From NPR:

Feeling green? If you'd like to do something to slow down climate change, even if it's just a small thing, you can get started in your very own apartment or house...

You might also consider a home energy audit. In some cases, these may be subsidized by utilities or local governments. Otherwise, they're likely to cost around $400 to $500.

Cheng Vang, with the Center for Energy and Environment in Minnesota, trains energy auditors. He says an auditor will have a long list of items to check, starting with insulation in the attic, walls, and air leaks. An auditor will check all the systems, to see how efficient they are. They'll probably do a "blower door test," which sucks air out of the house in order to detect hidden air leaks...
 

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