2021 Yellow Springs News Merchandise
Aug
01
2021
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Local senior citizens who participate in YS Senior Center programs are eligible to receive five free CFL bulbs  through Energy Smart. (Photo by Lauren Shows)

Local senior citizens who participate in YS Senior Center programs are eligible to receive five free CFL bulbs through Energy Smart. (Photo by Lauren Shows)

Free CFL bulbs offered to local seniors

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Village of Yellow Springs electric customers who participate in programming from the Yellow Springs Senior Center can receive five free compact fluorescent light, or CFL, bulbs and energy efficiency information, thanks to a partnership between the Yellow Springs Senior Center and Efficiency Smart.

Through the new partnership, community members who participate in social and health activities, community meals and other programs and events at the YS Senior Center are eligible for the free CFLs. Those interested in the available programs and the free CFLs can contact the Yellow Springs Senior Center at 767-5751.

Replacing incandescent lights with CFLs can help save on electric bills, as CFLs use up to 70 percent less energy and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent light bulbs. By replacing a household’s five most frequently used incandescent light bulbs with the free CFLs, villagers can save approximately $25 annually on electric costs.

“Many seniors have to balance multiple expenses with a fixed income,” said Mani James, community outreach manager for Efficiency Smart. “By partnering with the Yellow Springs Senior Center, we are able to provide additional resources to help lower the electric bills for these seniors … .”

“Yellow Springs Senior Center looks forward to partnering with Efficiency Smart,” said Karen Wolford, executive director of the Senior Center. “This partnership provides a great resource to our senior community allowing them to save money on their energy bills.”

Efficiency Smart was established by American Municipal Power for the benefit of its member communities. It is administered under contract with the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. Operations are based in Columbus, Ohio.

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