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EDITORIAL: Clinton area will kick off energy-savings campaign

Posted 4/12/22

The Clinton area should be saluted for promoting energy-saving steps for local residents. On Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the Kirkland Town Library, 55 1/2 College St., organizations will launch …

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EDITORIAL: Clinton area will kick off energy-savings campaign

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The Clinton area should be saluted for promoting energy-saving steps for local residents.

On Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the Kirkland Town Library, 55 1/2 College St., organizations will launch the Clinton/Kirkland Energy Campaign. These groups consist of Clinton/Kirkland Climate Smart Task Force, the Village of Clinton, and the Town of Kirkland. The event encourages residents to conduct free energy audits of their homes and consider installing air-source or geothermal heat pumps in place of oil, propane, or natural gas furnaces. Modern heat pumps provide both heating and cooling more efficiently than fossil-fuel based furnaces and dramatically reduce carbon emissions.

Heat Smart Mohawk Valley will explain how heat pumps work and New York subsidies available to help cover installation costs. Several area vendors will be present to answer questions about installation, costs and other topics. The campaign is co-sponsored by the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, Clinton Central School, Hamilton College, and the Clinton-Kirkland Improvement Corporation.

We urge anyone interested to attend but if you can’t go in person the April 27 event will also be available virtually. To register, go to: https://hamilton.zoom.us/j/91059284479. Information on the overall campaign, is available at https://www.heatsmartmv.org/clinton-kirkland-community-campaign/.

This campaign represents a strong local effort to improve the environment through more-efficient heating and cooling.

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