BOZEMAN — The Montana State University Extension Weatherization Training Center will host a series of online presentations for homeowners beginning Wednesday, April 22. The Healthy Homes “office hours” are scheduled to be 45 minutes long, run for the next three weeks and will begin at noon on April 22, April 29 and May 6.

Each week, home weatherization specialists will present on a topic that homeowners may be interested in learning about for 15 to 20 minutes and then will provide time at the end for questions. Topics that are expected to be covered include moisture management, drainage, mold and mildew, and heating and cooling. Attendees are encouraged to bring up questions during the Q&A session and can include topics such as lead paint, asbestos, mold and mildew, insulation, moisture management, drainage, air sealing and ventilation.

This week’s session, “Springtime Chores for Healthy Homes,” will discuss how to inspect and improve a home once spring weather arrives and how a homeowner can manage water that builds up from melting snow and ice in roofs, gutters, crawl spaces and attics.

Each webinar will take place on WebEx and is free and open to the public. All three presentations can be found at tinyurl.com/Healthy-Homes. Questions can be submitted by typing in the chat window directly to the presenter or shared to everyone.

For more information, visit http://www.weatherization.org/Healthy_Homes.html or contact Christine Armstrong at christine.armstrong@montana.edu or Chris Dorsi at chris.dorsi@montana.edu.

The Montana Weatherization Training Center has been providing training and technical assistance to the housing industry since 1991. It delivers courses to field technicians, business owners and program managers on topics such as energy efficiency, renewable energy and health and safety.

- MSU News Service -