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By Gerri Wiley, HeatSmart volunteer and Energy Navigator
I've got to start out by saying...Smart folks are still be duped by energy company reps going door to door or calling and by company mailers promising lower rates for ESCOs and/or signing folks up for Subscription Solar plans even if they own their own solar panels. Again...Please say "no, thank you." Good companies do not advertise aggressively like this.
Looking at the past 3 years in July, you can see that electricity prices this year have doubled – ouch!
Three Years of July Electricity Supply Prices Compared:
So, this is a good time to reign in our energy use. Recently, Eileen Hanrahan, a Community Energy Advisor with Cornell Cooperative Extension, presented “Energy Savings for your Home”, sponsored by First Presbyterian Union Church in Owego. Here is a recording of her presentation, which is 28 minutes long, followed by a Q&A session:
Do you have additional energy and cost-saving tips to share? Please send them to me and I’ll include them in next month’s Energy Update.
As always, I’m happy to discuss with you any decarbonization plans you’re considering. You’re welcome to contact me by phone or email. Please include your zip-code, so I know what resources are available to you. I remain,