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February 8, 2017

Affordable weatherization program debuts in Cavendish

Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m.—CAVENDISH— Weatherize Upper Valley, a pilot program encouraging homeowners in Cavendish and Proctorsville to invest in energy efficiency projects, kicked off this January and an informational session will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. in the meeting room of the Cavendish town office.
Weatherize Upper Valley connects homeowners with community volunteers and certified weatherization contractors to provide free, professional home energy assessments, proposals, and quotes with a goal to double the number of home energy projects completed in the Upper Valley each year.
One of the cheapest ways to save energy and money is an energy efficiency project, focused on air sealing and insulation. It is the best-kept secret in home improvement. The average cost for these projects in our region is $7,800, resulting in average energy savings of 26 percent annually. With generous rebates from Efficiency Vermont, plus the benefit of increased comfort, it’s an easy decision for many homeowners to make.
At the Feb. 11 session, interested residents can learn more about the Weatherize process and home energy efficiency and can talk to certified weatherization contractors. For more information,visit  vitalcommunities.org/weatherize, or call Peter LaBelle at 802-226-7250.

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