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Jonesboro man wins energy efficient home makeover

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Region 8 residents just got a home makeover that will lower his energy bill each month.

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas recently held their 8th annual Energy Efficiency Makeover Contest.

Jonesboro resident Mike Morrison was one of the winners.

Manager of Residential Energy Marketing Bret Curry says Morrison’s home was using twice the amount of electricity needed for the size of his house.

“We found several areas within the home that didn't have any insulation,” Curry said. “We don't know why that happened, it really doesn't matter. The point is we were able to determine that and add insulation and then it'll stop the heat gain that’s trying to come in the house on a hot summer day.”

Seventeen people across the state are getting up to $3,000 in energy efficiency improvements to their house. 

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