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Energy efficient healthy homes workshop series set

By Staff | Jan 26, 2016

FORT DODGE – Creating energy efficient healthy homes brings forward concepts which can be applied to any home or other occupied building.

Current advanced construction practices can make homes and other buildings more energy efficient, affordable, comfortable and healthy.

Webster County Iowa State University Extension is offering a series of three free workshops to learn more about energy efficiency.

The three events are:

A). Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon: “Home Tightening and Air Sealing” at the Webster County Extension office, 217 S. 25th St., Suite C12, in Fort Dodge (entrance on the south side of the Crossroads Mall).

Presenter Bill McAnally, of McAnally Consulting, will share ideas on simple methods of saving energy while not creating moisture problems in the home.

“Air sealing is sometimes more important than the amount of insulation in a structure,” McAnally said. “There will be plenty of time for program participants to ask questions and get answers related to their own homes.”

B). Feb. 13 on “Energy Efficient Lighting.” More information to be released at a later date.

C).Feb. 20 on “Geothermal Installation.” More information to be released at a later date.

For those planning home improvements or improving energy efficiency, these workshops will provide opportunities to ask specific questions of these experts.

Preregistration is requested, but not required to attend, by calling the Webster County Extension office at (515) 576-2119.

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