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    1.  Of course, it depends where you start.

    2.  Fine, you want a 2 year payback, 45%? That what it sounds like with the focus on time of payback highlighting that seven years will be (well) past the Obama presidency.  Sounds like the type of Wall Street investment that we'd all like to have.  

    3.  Assuming 'start' is low and work down by homeowner, here is a very shorthand work program:

    - $50 for caulking and such material to reduce leaks and for insulating hot water pipes where accessible.
    - $50-$150 for programmable thermostat
    - $500 for attic insulation in attic (cellulose)

    Those measures, costing less than your targeted $910, would return far more than that 10% for most American homeowners.  That doesn't address overall utility / energy efficiency from compact flourescents to systematically buying higher energy efficiency when purchasing to ...

    As an example ...

    PS:  Dangerous to make any assumptions or assumptions about work or studies or otherwise of anyone ...

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    by A Siegel on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 08:30:17 PM PST

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