LaHouse winter open house set for Jan. 23

Olivia McClure, Reichel, Claudette Hanks  |  12/10/2015 4:14:27 AM


News Release Distributed 12/09/15

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana homeowners can learn how to keep warm this winter without paying high utility bills at the LSU AgCenter LaHouse Resource Center winter open house on Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will highlight the array of “cozy technologies” in the LaHouse demonstration home, including energy-efficient heating systems, a safer fireplace and heat-holding windows and doors. AgCenter experts will be on hand to answer questions.

“‘Cozy tech’ is a term we like to use for strategies and features that provide warm, cozy comfort in winter with less energy and low heating bills,” said Claudette Hanks Reichel, director of LaHouse and AgCenter extension housing specialist. “You don’t need to sacrifice health and safety to get comfort.”

The open house will also feature information on common winter health hazards in Louisiana homes.

“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,” Reichel said.

LaHouse Resource Center is located at 2858 Gourrier Ave. across from Alex Box Baseball Stadium. A donation of $5 per adult is requested to help support its educational programming and exhibits.

More information about LaHouse is available at

Olivia McClure

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