Kosciusko REMC had a full house Nov. 6, for its annual Weatherization Workshop, where members learned cost-saving energy tips for weatherizing their homes.
“Anyone can weatherize their home no matter what their handy-man skill level might be,” said KREMC Energy Advisor Carol Ousley as she started the workshop.
The workshop covered over 15 projects anyone could tackle with basic tooling. Simple instructions were given for members to evaluate current home insulation to determine effectiveness or the possibility of needing replacement. Members were also taught how to use two-part spray foam and wool to stop air leaks around pipes and how weatherizing around windows and doors keeps warm air in and cold air out.
“For every space you weatherize, pennies make dollars, and these dollars add up at the end of each month,” said Ousley.
Plastic cups, boxes, spray foam, caulk, and a demonstration board were used by members to practice the weatherization techniques they were learning. “Everyone in the workshop had a different set of skills when they came in, but they all left with the ability and confidence to weatherize their homes and save on energy use,” said Ousley.
Kosciusko REMC is a Touchstone Energy® electric cooperative serving more than 17,000 members throughout Kosciusko County and into surrounding counties.