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Energy efficiency and healthy homes classes for homeowners

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Alaska Housing's Research and Rural Department will be offering a full day of classes for homeowners to learn about energy efficiency.

Alaska Housing's Research and Rural Department will be offering a full day of classes for homeowners to learn about energy efficiency and healthy homes in cold climates on Saturday, December 8. The free classes are designed to empower attendees with knowledge to make smart, informed decisions when making home upgrades or improving home comfort. Classes will cover lighting and appliances, air leakage and sealing, indoor air quality and crawl spaces. Filled with Alaska specific home improvement tips and techniques, classes are perfect for do-it-yourself or those looking to oversee their home improvement projects. Course material is relevant for attendees whether first-time homebuyers or long-term owners. Many classes are offered as online webinars allowing participation from all corners of Alaska.

Look for more information at www.ahfc.us/events.

Classes:
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018
AHFC Headquarters, 4300 Boniface Pkwy, Anchorage, AK 99504  

Lighting and Appliances 8-10 a.m.
Discover energy efficiency lighting options, ENERGY STAR appliances and how to minimize phantom loads.

Air Leakage and Sealing 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Explore the basics of air sealing and insulating a home. Reduce drafts and increase occupant warmth and comfort.

Indoor Air Quality 1-3 p.m.
Learn about common pollutants, their sources, impacts and how to minimize exposure. Basics of ventilation in cold climate housing: ventilation strategies, equipment and guidelines for ventilation volume.

Crawl Spaces 3-5 p.m.
Explore the benefits of having a well-insulated and ventilated crawlspace as well as best practices for ensuring this part of the home is energy efficient.