Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MSU Extension to offer free home maintenance and repair workshops

If you want to be able to fix things around the house now is your chance to learn. The MSU Extension will be offering a four-part workshop on “Home Maintenance and Repair,” Tuesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. starting March 5 at the Warren City Hall, 1 City Square (east of Van Dyke, between 12 and 13 Mile Roads).The workshops are free and open to the public.

What will you learn?

March 5

Home tightening, insulation and ventilation

Ever wondered why your heating bills are so high? How do you plug leaks and insulate important areas while allowing for enough air flow? Participants will analyze their use of energy around the house for the purpose of saving energy and money.

March 12

Home heating and cooling
Just because a furnace is running does not mean it’s running properly. During this workshop participants will learn how to maintain a furnace so that it works efficiently now and throughout the summer. They will also learn about duct work and how to be comfortable while reducing energy costs through landscaping, ventilation and insulation.

March 19

Water heaters, appliances and technology

Increase the efficiency of your hot water heater and appliances. Avoid phantom power drainers when using technology.

March 26

Paying for energy upgrades During this workshop participants will learn about  Michigan Saves, utility rebates and community programs, and how to select qualified contractors.

For more information on these and other workshops visit the MSU Extension

1 comment:

  1. There are several actions or ways to conserve electricity related to heating and cooling in your home that can also have a positive effect on your electricity bills.

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