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Saving Energy in Vermont Homes

Sealing air leaks in a foundation
Sealing air leaks in a foundation

The best way for Vermonters to protect themselves against rising energy prices is to use less home heating fuel. There is some good news here: we could see benefits totalling $1.4 billion for an annual investment ranging from $27 million to $40 million over seven years according to a recent report from the Thermal Efficiency Task Force. The best opportunities are in building shell improvements (adding insulation and sealing leaks) and replacement of old heating equipment. In addition to the energy savings, these investments would keep over 6.8 million tons of carbon dioxide out of our air.

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