Advisor to present energy efficiency tips for Saranac Lake homeowners

SARANAC LAKE — Homeowners interested in learning more about energy efficiency and how to access incentive programs for energy efficiency upgrades for their home will have the opportunity to get advice from an energy advisor at the Harrietstown Town Hall on Sept. 26.

Nolan Rishe, energy advisor for the North Country Clean Energy Hub, will be giving a community presentation at the Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium in Saranac Lake at 6 p.m. Rishe will help local residents learn about energy efficiency and how to access funding and incentive programs for energy efficient improvements.

“One of our main goals is to help North Country residents make their homes more comfortable, safe and affordable,” said Rishe. “With programs such as EmPower-plus, local residents can access funding and incentives to help cover all or some of the costs for their energy efficiency upgrades.”

New York state has funding and incentive programs available for homeowners and renters to help make their homes more energy efficient. All residents can receive a no-cost energy assessment, where a knowledgeable contractor will study the home and make a plan to improve their energy efficiency. Residents can also learn about the rebates available for heat pumps and home solar systems.

Depending on income, North Country residents may be eligible to receive funding assistance for home energy efficiency improvements through New York state Energy Research and Development Authority’s EmPower-plus program. Funds can be used for improvements such as insulation, air sealing, heat pump installation, replacing inefficient refrigerators, LED lighting upgrades and more.

For more information, contact Rishe, Franklin County’s energy advisor, at 315-379-9192, ext. 426, or nar79@cornell.edu.

The North Country Clean Energy Hub is a team of organizations working to support people and businesses in adopting clean energy technology, utilizing energy efficiency programs and finding jobs in the clean energy industry. To learn more, visit northcountrycleanenergyhub.org. The Hub team consists of the Adirondack North Country Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties, and SUNY Canton, and is funded by NYSERDA.


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