Columbia gets stimulus funding to weatherize homes

Friday, August 27, 2010 | 6:49 a.m. CDT; updated 12:31 p.m. CDT, Thursday, September 30, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri is receiving $550,000 in federal funds to help weatherize homes.

The money will go to Central Missouri Community Action in Columbia. The federal money will allow the agency to install geothermal heating systems in homes.

The weatherization program is part of the federal stimulus package.

Federal energy officials say more than 4,000 Missouri homes have been weatherized. They estimate the work to make homes more energy efficient has supported 330 jobs in the state.


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Carlos Sanchez August 27, 2010 | 7:56 a.m.

How long will this Geo Thermal System take to pay for itself in savings?

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Jaclyn DiPasquale August 27, 2010 | 8:41 a.m.

How many more homes do they plan to weatherize?

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Laura Johnston August 27, 2010 | 8:58 a.m.

@Carlos and @Jaclyn: You both raise great questions. As we continue reporting this story, we'll try to get answers for you.

Laura Johnston, news editor

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Carlos Sanchez August 27, 2010 | 9:21 a.m.

@Laura Johnston you might talk to Columbia College as I think they just upgraded their Geo Thermal System to a Hybrid System. Geo Thermal though is not cheap.

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