Support your local lumber yard and hardware

not The Big Box, because:

“This kind of energy program will help homeowners gain back some of the value they may have lost over the past few years,” Chris Ahearn, a spokeswoman for Mooresville, North Carolina-based Lowe’s, said in a phone interview yesterday. “It will also help contractors who want to get back to work or add work.”

Lowe’s is the second-biggest U.S. home-improvement retailer after Home Depot.

“We support the idea of any program that provides incentives to consumers to make their homes more energy- efficient,” Atlanta-based Home Depot said in a statement. “A national program on this topic would help bring visibility to the simple things that can be done to reduce household energy use.”

This re “Cash for caulkers”. If we want to hear porkers snorting at the trough, we don’t need to drive to the city, thankyouverymuch.


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