Spring into Savings with Free EnergyRight Workshops in April

Register now and learn do-it-yourself strategies to lower energy bills

The more you know, the more money you can save. That’s the goal behind six free home energy workshops that will be presented by Starkville Utilities April 22-25.

“Summer brings higher cooling bills, and in today’s economy, many Starkville residents are facing tough choices about their spending,” said General Manager Edward Kemp. “We care about our customers and want to empower them to save money and stay cool during extreme weather. By attending a free workshop, you’ll learn simple tips that can make a real difference in household energy use and help you keep more money in your pocket.”

Last fall, nearly 400 individuals attended EnergyRight workshops throughout the community. This month, Starkville Utilities has scheduled more workshops to accommodate increased attendance:

April 22
5-6 p.m.
Episcopal Church
Parish Hall
105 North Montgomery
Starkville, MS 39759

April 24
6-7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
Christian Life Center
200 W. Lampkin Street
Starkville, MS 39759

April 25
Noon - 1 p.m. Session 1
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Session 2
3 – 4 p.m. Session 3
Courtroom @ City Hall
110 W. Main Street
Starkville, MS 39759

April 25
6-7 p.m.
Griffin Church
Sanctuary/ Life Center
212 W. Main Street
Starkville, MS 39759

Those interested in attending a workshop may register by contacting Earlene Malone at 662-323-3113 or and providing their names and preferred workshop times.

Participants will receive guidance on weatherstripping, insulation, HVAC maintenance, lighting management and other do-it-yourself tips to improve efficiency. In addition, those who complete home energy surveys will receive free energy starter kits valued at $40.

Since everyone in a household uses utilities, everyone can make a difference when it comes to energy savings.

“We’re expanding our reach this spring to include more age groups,” Kemp said. “It’s important to educate the next generation about energy efficiency, and with the emergence of more energy-saving products and technologies, there’s always someting new to learn, no matter your age.”

Starkville Utilities is a municipally owned and operated electric and water utility, serving more than 14,000 residences, businesses and industries in Starkville as well as the state’s largest institution of higher learning, Mississippi State University.

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