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Energy Efficiency a “No-Brainer” for Rhode Island Homes

At R.I. home, Sen. Reed makes case for energy-efficiency legislation

The Providence Journal, July 29, 2014

When Bob Lyons got the estimate for weatherizing the cozy Cape he shares in Rumford with his wife and two teenage daughters, one figure jumped out — two years.

That’s the amount of time it will take for the savings on their energy bills to pay back the costs of the improvements, which include adding insulation and sealing doors and windows.

“It seems like a no-brainer as far as getting the money back,” said Lyons, a teacher and coach at Riverside Middle School.

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