Save Energy – Save Dollars

— Written By N.C. Cooperative Extension

It’s summertime and you are feeling the heat. It is possible to be in control of your utility bill. Cooperative Extension’s Energy-Conservation Program can help.

Come to a free 2-hour workshop to explore low-cost and no-cost energy saving ideas that will help reduce your household’s energy bills. Learn tips on the following topics to cut costs, make your home more comfortable and help the environment:

• Low-cost or no-cost home energy saving tips

• Tips to save energy while doing everyday tasks

• Ways to improve the efficiency of your home.

Free educational workshops will be offered June 22 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. and June 23 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Burke Agricultural Building. Everyone attending will receive an assortment of energy saving items to use in their home.

If your home is 2000 square feet or less and older than 5 years, you may be eligible to receive a free home energy audit. Qualify for an energy audit by a professional rater by attending the workshop. Our energy audits are available through grant funding from the N.C. State Energy Office to N.C. Cooperative Extension and made available to the public through Extension’s E-Conservation program.

A home energy audit consists of an analysis of the home’s energy consumption by a certified professional. The auditor identifies measures that can be taken in the home to decrease its energy consumption, improve indoor air quality, and increase comfort throughout the home. Appropriate measures vary in every home.

Pre-register by Friday, June 18th by calling the Extension Office at 439-4460.

Eleanor Summers
Extension Agent
Family & Consumer Sciences