Learning for Life: Home electricity – where do your energy dollars go?

Perhaps you are of an age to remember “Little Bill” from ads long ago to help you save money on energy. These days we have advanced lighting options, energy star ratings and more to help understand how we can lower our bill. You can learn about some easy ways to accomplish this with Cooperative Extension’s free publication Home Electricity Audit, available at your local Extension office or online. We can all still use a little bill!

Your local Cooperative Extension Service is your year round resource for a variety of topics, visit us today at: http://www.uaf.edu/ces/districts/kenai/ to find this publication and more or stop by and see us in the Doors and Windows Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. We are “Learning for Life”.

Submitted by Janice Chumley, UAF Cooperative Extension Service, Research Technician.

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