Briefing planned for Clinton/Kirkland Clean Energy Campaign

KIRKLAND — The Clinton/Kirkland Climate Smart Task Force, along with the Village of Clinton and the Town of Kirkland, will host an information session for the Clinton/Kirkland Clean Energy campaign. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 27 at the Kirkland Municipal Library.

A representative from Heat Smart Mohawk Valley will explain how heat pumps work and what New York State and federal grants are available to help with installation costs. Several area vendors will be on hand to answer questions about installation, costs and related information.

The Clean Energy campaign aims to encourage residents to perform free energy audits of their homes and consider installing air-source or geothermal heat pumps in place of oil, propane or natural gas furnaces, according to organizers .

Modern heat pumps provide both heating and cooling more efficiently than fossil fuel furnaces and significantly reduce carbon emissions, the announcement says, adding that new federal subsidies for heat pumps and many others Energy saving investments start in January.

For more information on the entire campaign, go online to:

The campaign is co-sponsored by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Clinton Central School, Hamilton College and the Clinton-Kirkland Improvement Corporation.

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