Georgia-based non-profit Habitat for Humanity is known for earnest, practical housing solutions. One of these solutions is weatherizing existing homes, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. Habitat for Humanity is investing more time in rehabilitating existing houses, many of them purchased out of foreclosure. Habitat is renovating 12% more existing homes than last year, Bloomberg says.
Habitat said in a fact sheet that:
“Weatherization improves the energy efficiency of low-income homes using the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry…Typical measures include attic insulation, dense pack sidewall insulation, air sealing, heating system repairs and, when necessary, replacements, duct sealing and insulation, and base load measures.”
An added benefit is that families save money by weatherizing their homes. Weatherization lowers heating bills an average of 32% and saves approximately $400 per household on energy bills annually, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Families who do not qualify for Habitat for Humanity assistance can still receive a Georgia Power incentive to weatherize their home.
If you are looking to receive the Georgia Power incentive to weatherize your metro Atlanta home, contact the BPI-certified weatherization experts at Metropolitan Properties of Georgia. Call 888-904-2482 or visit www.metropolitanpropertiesga.com
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