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April 3, 2014

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Library hosts energy seminar

Derry’s Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee and Derry Public Library host a free seminar on how to save energy in the home. The event is April 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at the library. Participants will learn about simple and inexpensive home improvement projects that will save energy and money.

The seminar is led by Tom Minnon with more than 35 years of experience in energy conservation and renewable energy.

“Most homeowners can do several inexpensive things to save energy and money on their heating and hot water bills,” Minnon said. “Up to 30 percent of a home’s heat loss is due to air infiltration. We will show homeowners how to identify those areas where infiltration is occurring and how to seal them.”

Minnon will also present information on insulation, ventilation and how to make a simple solar hot water heater that could result in savings up to 50 percent. The event is free and prior registration is not required. Call Minnon for information at 721-2994.

Fuel assistance is still available

Rockingham County Community Action’s Fuel Assistance program is taking applications through April 30 for those renters and homeowners owing past bills or for future energy bills.

Energy director Ryan Clouthier said customers in the Derry area can apply by calling 965-3029. Fuel assistance will pay for oil, propane, wood pellets, kerosene, natural gas or electric heat. Assistance can be applied to a rental cost if heat is included in the rent price.

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