Senator David Valesky and Syracuse Common Councilor Khalid Bey Host Home Energy Saver Forums

Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and Syracuse Common Councilor Khalid Bey will be hosting three forums for homeowners who are interested in learning about how to reduce their home energy costs. Representatives from National Grid, the Syracuse Water Department, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and Home Headquarters will offer energy-reducing tips for homeowners, followed by a question and answer period. Attendees will also learn how to sign up for a free home energy review, which gives a top-to-bottom look at where home energy is being wasted and recommendations for improvements.

“High energy costs are a concern for all homeowners, especially during the winter months,” Sen. Valesky said. “These forums will help homeowners learn how to reduce those costs, as well as how to sign up for a home energy review that analyzes how all the elements of a home work together to affect the amount of electricity and fuel used.”

“In the past, this Home Energy forum, initially hosted by Senator David Valesky,  has proven to be very valuable. Speaking from personal experience, I have saved over $1,100 each year as a result of the tips that I received at this forum,” Councilor Bey said. “In these tough financial times, these workshops may be very helpful to persons trying to save money. I thank Senator Valesky for his willingness to partner up and host the  Home Energy Savings forums for our constituents in the 4th Council District.”

The forums will be held:

February 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave., Syracuse

February 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Danforth Middle School cafeteria, 309 W. Brighton St., Syracuse

February 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave., Syracuse

Homeowners are welcome to attend any of the three forums. For more information, call Sen. Valesky’s office at 478-8745.