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Energy Efficient Home

Do You Want to Save Energy Costs?

Would you like to purchase energy efficient appliances?  Would you like to have an energy efficient home? Check out the following link to find the answer to these questions and more!  http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/energy/homeenergy

Keep Your Home Healthy

Learn how to keep your indoor air quality healthy. In a publication by  NDSU Engineer Dr. Kenneth Hellevang explains how to Keep Your Home Healthy

Infrared Thermometer

The NDSU Extension Service has developed a program that allows homeowners to borrow an infrared thermometer to check a home for air leaks and cold spots. Using the thermometer, a homeowner can quickly scan a room and determine if there are cold spots around windows and doors, as well getting an idea of the amount of insulation in walls. The infrared thermometers are available free of charge at the Oliver County Extension office at 701/794-8748.

Extension offices also can provide homeowners with a checklist and information on home energy use and savings. These resources also are available online at http://www.ndsu.edu/energy under the housing tab.

Moisture Meter Available

The Oliver County Extension office has a moisture meter available to check out.  The meter can measure the amount of moisture in walls, so that homeowners can be sure walls are dry before rebuilding.  Moisture meters  will not determine if mold is present. If you are interested in using the meter call the Oliver County Extension office at 794-8748.

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