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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 | Author:

It is a lot less costly than many people realize, to insulate one’s house.  Once this is done correctly and effectively, one can make significant savings on their IDT Energy Bills.  Just taking a look at Minneapolis, it seems that many homes there are severely lacking in adequate insulation which results in winter drafts and excess summer heat.  So it is worthwhile investigating how much it would cost to properly insulate one’s house.

According to a recent article in Downtown Journal, it can cost as little as $3,000 to kill the drafts in one’s home.  Sealing one’s attic also makes a big difference to house heating and air conditioning, and, with rebates, the price can really be quite attractive.  As well, if one makes it a priority to repair attic air leaks, as without doing so, ice dams can be created or worsened, which can lead to structural roof repair.

So ultimately, it really does pay to properly insulate one’s home.  For those who don’t want to feel a draft or encounter excess heat in the summer  months, as well as save on their IDT Energy bills, it is definitely worth at least getting a price estimate on improving insulation.

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Thursday, April 05th, 2012 | Author:

It is always a good idea to teach children young.  Even youngsters should know about the importance and ease of conserving energy so that one’s IDT Energy – or other service provider – bill, is reduced as much as possible. Thus, at Elgin Junior High School, seventh-graders recently had an education on just this matter.  And, apart from the education teaching them something, it seemed that many of the little ones started helping their parents with easy-to-implement tips at home.

The reason the lessons began was because the Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative gave a grant so that the school’s science teacher, Shanda Held, could set up the e3smart program. This teaches all about energy efficiency and is offered to students from 5th to 12th grades.  The idea of the program is to make math and science education practical – to bring it to students’ homes so that they can learn about how to practically conserve and reduce energy.

As part of the program, students were given various energy-saving items such as weather stripping, draft meters and door stops.  As well, they were given whistles that would be ignited when it’s time to replace furnace filters and low-energy CFL light bulbs.

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