Energy saving tips for families and businesses
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Homeowners looking to save some cash on their energy bills received some free help this weekend.
Representatives from North Country Energy Smart Communities offered free information for community members at the Thompson Park Zoo Saturday. They're trying to let families and businesses know what energy efficiency programs they are eligible for through NYSERDA, including free energy audits for their home.
More than 49% of North Country residents have taken advantage of the program, and are saving about six-hundred dollars per year on their home energy bills. Coordinators say simple actions such as switching to CFL lightbulbs can help cut costs as well, something every family can take advantage of.
Energy Programs Coordinator Vanessa McKinney said, "I think right now families are trying to stretch their dollar as far as it can go, and reducing your energy cost by becoming more energy efficient is just one of many ways that families can do that."
For more information on the energy savings programs and resources available in the North Country. you can contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office or visit their website at www.ccejefferson.org.