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Find information about a variety of energy sources here on our site

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Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood in our pages on 'Heating with Wood'.


Making choices that save energy -- in your home, business or community -- can have a positive impact on the environment while also saving you money. In this section of our website, CCE-Lewis has compiled resources that can help you learn about ways you can reduce energy consumption and use energy resources more efficiently.

"Wood Stove" by Tyler Karaszewski

Woodstove Maintenance

Proper maintenance is crucial to ensure that your wood heating appliances will function safely and efficiently. Learn how to keep your stove in top shape here.

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Portable Electric Heaters.

While portable electric heaters are one of the easiest heaters to use for supplemental heat in a home, they are not magic. Learn more about them here.

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Sealing Air Leaks

Although small cracks around windows and doors contribute to air leakage, the biggest holes are often located in the attic, crawlspace, or basement.

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Wood Pile by Eric Banford

Storing Firewood

Unlike most fuels, firewood can be stored indefinitely, safely and without degrading. Learn correct storage techniques here.

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Michele Ledoux
Association Executive Director
(315) 376-5270

Last updated May 1, 2015