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Improving health and safety

Weatherization work crews always examine energy-related health and safety issues in the homes they work in. This is especially important when dealing with heating equipment because faulty equipment can be hazardous to the occupants. For example, one weatherization provider reported  that nearly half the furnaces its staff inspected required repairs. Furthermore, an additional 25% of these furnaces required replacement because of cracked heat exchangers or severe malfunction. Removing such hazards from low-income homes reduces fires, injuries, and health problems for occupants
Commission on Economic Opportunity Weatherization