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Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood.

Energy

Home, Business & Municipal Energy Resources

Making choices that save energy -- in your home, business or community -- can have a positive impact on the environment while also saving you money. In this section of our website, CCE-Chenango provides resources that can help you learn about ways you can reduce energy consumption and use energy resources more efficiently.

For more basic information on what energy is, where it comes from, and how we use it visit: Energy Explained (US Energy Information Administration).

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LED Holiday Lighting

Light-emitting diode (LED) lights and fiber optic trees are 2 energy-efficient technologies that can reduce your energy costs substantially while increasing holiday safety.

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Storing Firewood

Unlike most fuels, firewood can be stored indefinitely, safely and without degrading. Learn correct storage techniques here.

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Weatherizing Techniques

Are your old wooden windows letting in drafts? Take time to assess the working conditions of your windows, and improve the overall comfort of your home.

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Sealing Air Leaks

Although small cracks around windows and doors contribute to air leakage, the biggest holes are often located in the attic, crawlspace, or basement.

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Portable Electric Heaters.

While portable electric heaters are one of the easiest heaters to use for supplemental heat in a home, they are not magic. Learn more about them here.

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Heating with Wood

When comparing heating fuels, wood has a lot of advantages. Learn about choosing, storing and safely burning firewood on our "Heating with Wood" pages.

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Last updated September 21, 2018