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Best Practices

This section contains a series of documents with the most effective techniques and processes to make homes efficient, healthy, and safe.

Doors and Windows
Explains rules for the repair and replacement of doors and windows.

Fuel Switching for Heating Plants
Summary of procedures and policies to be followed for fuel switching related to heating plants and domestic hot water systems.

Gas Ranges
Explains testing, assessing repairs, and replacement of natural gas or propane ranges, cook stoves and ovens.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Describes how to meet the requirements for a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm as well as smoke alarms and placing them outside of each sleeping room in a home.

Water Heaters
Describes how weatherization funding addresses water heaters with high carbon monoxide levels, fire-hazard conditions, and other health and safety factors.