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Energy Expo offers efficiency options

KEESEVILLE - For the 10th year in a row, Adirondack Hardware will be offering customers a chance to upgrade their home's energy efficiency prior to the heating season.

The 10th Annual Energy Expo sale is scheduled for Aug. 20 and 21 and features several products to help any home conserve fuel and money.

The local hardware retailer began the sale event to highlight its selection of Monitor propane heaters and high-efficiency Silverline windows.

"Over time, we've expanded and added outdoor wood boilers and pellet stoves," said Roger T. Long, the store's purchaser.

Long said manufacturers of the products have been sensitive to the demands of consumers, making them even more clean and cost effective through the past decade.

One example of that is the new E-2400 outdoor wood boiler from Central Boiler, Long noted, which meets the latest EPA "Phase 2" qualifications for OWB emissions.

"They don't just burn the wood; they use the gas and smoke," said Long, "so you don't just get less emissions in the air, you get more heat transfer to your house."

Tax credits are available for the purchase and installation of many high-efficiency furnaces and heaters on sale at the Energy Expo, including the latest electric on-demand water heaters by Rinnai and Toyotomi.

"The basic idea of these water heaters is not to store any water," said Long.

Adirondack Hardware stakes claim as the largest Monitor heater dealer in the North Country, and several products available at the Energy Expo are not available at other area stores. Closeout sales will be offered on some discontinued models.

"It's not cold enough yet for the furnaces to kick on," said Long, "but it's right around the corner."

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