Southside energy efficiency

By Dave Sherry

April 25, 2013 Updated Apr 25, 2013 at 5:26 PM EDT

Binghamton, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) The Cornell Cooperative Extension's Energy Leadership Program held the Southside Home Energy Efficiency Night Tuesday at Saints John and Andrew Church.

The seminar was aimed to show local residents how effective home energy audits can be to save money.

Since the audits and resulting upgrades can be quite expensive, this seminar was also a chance for people to sign up for the process at no cost, thanks to a state program.

"What our program offers, first and foremost, is the ability for folks to get an assessment without having to pay anything for it and then we have low cost financing and some income eligible grants that they can use to actually pay for the work," said Adam Flint of the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

It's estimated these improvements can save people up to 700 dollars on their energy bills.

Anyone interested in the program is encouraged to call at 607-772-8953.

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