International guests learn new energy-saving techniques

International guests learn new energy-saving techniques

Housing Inspector Matt Byers hangs a red nylon tarp inside of the front doorway of an empty house that serves as a training ground for the WSOS (now Great Lakes Community Action Partnership) Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) crew workers. Attached to the bottom of the tarp is a high-powered fan that blows air outside of the house. The device — a blower door — creates lower pressure inside the house, causing higher-pressure air outside the house to enter the residence through cracks or openings in the home’s exterior.…

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