Energy costs during the winter season can be a large burden for many households in Tompkins County. Though the area experienced an unusually warm winter last year, a recent report by the federal government indicates that individuals heating with natural gas or oil could experience heating cost increases of up to 20 percent this winter. Residential energy use accounts for around one fifth of our County's total energy use, indicating that any reduction in this area can have meaningful impacts on our area's carbon emissions. Recognizing this, there are ways to free your home and wallet from fossil fuel price volatility, dramatically reduce your energy use, and cut your carbon emissions, all while benefiting our local economy.
The first step towards a more energy-efficient household is a home energy assessment performed by a qualified local energy contractor.Read More