LaHouse Saturday open house is Jan. 11
BATON ROUGE — If keeping your home warm and cozy means bracing for high utility bills and combating unhealthy indoor pollutants, don’t miss the LaHouse winter Saturday open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 11.
LaHouse Resource Center, the LSU AgCenter educational demonstration house on the Baton Rouge campus, exhibits many high-performance home strategies for high comfort, efficiency, durability, health and convenience.
The focus of the winter event is cozy technologies.
“Cozy tech is a term we like to use for features that provide warm, cozy comfort in winter and low heating bills, along with safe and healthy indoor air,” said LaHouse Director and AgCenter Housing Specialist Claudette Reichel.
Everyone can feel the advantage of a toasty home and appreciate a low heating bill, but many are not aware of common winter health hazards in typical Louisiana homes, Reichel said.
“Low-level carbon monoxide poisoning can cause flu-like symptoms, so if you feel ill at home in winter, find out quickly if it’s the flu or CO,” she said.
LaHouse showcases a wide range of proven and cost-effective examples of home energy improvements for south Louisiana, including safe, energy-efficient heating systems, a safer fireplace and cooktop, air leak finding and sealing products, a wide variety of insulation alternatives, heat-holding windows and doors, and other features.
All work together to provide greater comfort and energy efficiency than a typical home, while also preventing air quality and home moisture problems during cold months, Reichel said.
LaHouse Resource Center is located at 2858 Gourrier Ave. across from Alex Box Stadium on the LSU Campus.
A donation of $5 per adult is requested to help support LaHouse educational programming and exhibits. More information about LaHouse Resource Center and how to achieve and enjoy the benefits of a high-performance home is available at www.LSUAgCenter.com/LaHouse.
LaHouse is a research-based showcase of solutions for sustainable, high-performance housing for southern region climate and conditions. The mission of LaHouse is to shape the future with homes that offer more comfort, durability, value, convenience, environmental quality and safety and better health with less energy, water, pollution, waste, damage and loss.
Directions to LAHouse Resource Center are: from I-10 East take Nicholson Drive exit off of the Mississippi River bridge; take the first right and stay left at the fork. Turn left on Nicholson Drive (La. 30), pass Tiger Stadium then turn right onto Gourrier Avenue (at Alex Box Baseball Stadium).