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Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

Slow the Flow

Posted by Jason Haupt - Energy

Summer is great.  The days are longer, the sun shines and you can be outside enjoying nature.  Summer also means that utility bills are higher.  Hot weather means that your Air Conditioner has to work overtime to keep you comfortable.  So what can be done to help reduce your utility bills not only in the summer but also in the winter?  Reduce the air exchange rate in your home.  There are sever...

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A Welcome to Summer

Posted by Jason Haupt -

Today is the first day of summer and I thought that this would be a good opportunity to introduce myself and to talk a little about what this blog will be. My name is Jason Haupt and I am the newest addition to the Unit 11 extension team. I am the Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator for Unit 11. I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Biology and my Masters of Scien...

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