Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

Media Contact:
Kristina Tirloni 512-475-4743

Public Inquiries:
TDHCA Housing Resource Center

(512) 469-9606

Mailing Address:
Public and Policy Affairs
P.O. Box 13941
Austin, Tx 78711

Physical Address:
221 East 11th Street
Austin, Tx 78701

TDHCA Press Room

What uses less energy, lasts longer, and produces less heat?

Donít worry – the question isnít a math problem. Yet.

Consider this – continued over time, ordinary light bulbs actually subtract money from your wallet because you pay more for the energy use. Now thatís a math problem. Eliminating those light bulbs and using Compact Florescent Lights can help save money over the long run, one recommendation from a long list of home weatherization tips our Community Affairs staff want you to know more about.

Not only does weatherizing your home help save money on energy costs, it could also add value to your home over time. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, some people who have weatherized their home have saved an average of $300 in annual utility costs while adding an estimated $1,000 to the value of their home.

Weíve included more resources on our tip page, including an energy savings calculator at Power to Save.


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News releases are developed by the Communications and Marketing section of the Division of Policy and Public Affairs to publicize TDHCA program activities. These include application funding cycles, program grant awards, special events, board activities, and other relevant information.