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Energy-efficiency experts say that replacing working appliances and windows can be an expensive way ...

Home efficiency upgrades fall short, don’t pay

NEW YORK – Home efficiency measures such as installing new windows or replacing insulation deliver such a small fraction of their promised energy savings that they may not save any money over the long run, according to the surprising conclusion of a University of Chicago study.

The study, which used data from a random sample of 30,000 low-income Michigan households that were eligible for an Energy Department home weatherization...

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