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Home Energy Audits: Doctor’s Checkups for a House

February 28, 2011

BY SUSAN ZEVON FOR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 3, 2010 (AP)

Jim Alexander, a real estate agent in Atlanta, decided this summer to subject his own 11-year-old house to an energy audit.

“If this was something I was going to recommend to my clients I wanted to see for myself how it works,” he says. His verdict: “Home energy audits are going to change the way we buy and sell houses in America.”

Alexander hired the company Retrofit America to conduct the audit, which showed that by spending about $3,000 — $700 of it covered by government rebates — he could save several hundred dollars a month in energy costs.

http://www.nwitimes.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/home-energy-audits-doctor-s-checkups-for-a-house/article_4ecb47df-c369-5dad-8b1c-3bd360ace35d.html

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