How to Set Your Electric Bill for Savings
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Let's Get Growing News
"Let's get growing", a fun and informative gardening program sponsored by the Cornwall Energy Task Force, continues in back of the Cornwall Library. Come see our planter boxes in progress, look for gardening resources in the library, and celebrate our harvest in the Fall. The program focuses on sustainable, organic growing techniques and intensive planting with vegetables and herbs in raised beds.
This program was developed by Cornwall resident Debbie Bennett, garden professional, and former owner of Kent Greenhouse. Her presentations cover such topics as successive planting, soil and plant health, companion planting with herbs, and the healthful benefits of growing your own food while preserving a healthy and sustainable environment.
Task Force Members
Katie Freygang, Chair
Home Heating Oil Coop for Cornwall Homes
For the second year, the Cornwall Fuel Oil Group will be helping people in Cornwall save money on their fuel oil bill this coming winter. Last year's price was about $0.50 less per gallon than the average retail price, creating hundreds of dollars of savings, also on propane.
If interested, please submit your tank size, estimated annual usage and email address to Rick Wolkowitz 860.672.6366 or email@example.com by the first week of August. Bid results will be announced the third week and contracts submitted by September 1, 2013. These dates may vary. Service contracts are optional.
Home Energy Audit Update
Green your home and reduce your bills in CT's greenest town by signing on to the Home Energy Solutions (HES) program and joining our new Home Oil Coop (HOC) for Winter. The Cornwall Energy Task Force continues its campaign to help homes tighten up for winter. We are promoting the Home Energy Solutions program, which is subsidized by a small charge on your electric bill. An approved contractor will come to your home to perform a home energy audit by testing insulation, lighting and other energy use factors.
Free light bulbs, coupons for upgrades and state incentive advice will be given. The value of this work is a $750 minimum. There is a $75 co-pay with a $50 rebate that can be donated to CETF or returned to the homeowner.
The co-pay price for oil-heated homes rose from $75 to $99 on March 1, 2013. HES visits have been averaging a 10% annual savings or $350 for a 2,000 square foot home, with more savings with improvements outlined.
To sign up with our program, call 1 888.403.3500, Competitive Resources Inc. (CRI) and be sure to say that you were referred by the Cornwall Energy Task force so we get our credit.