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Protect Yourself From Rising Utility Rates with Solar Energy

Protect Yourself From Rising Utility Rates with Solar Energy

When’s the last time you took a long look at your electric bill? Between rising service fees and delivery fees, you’ll quickly discover one cold, hard fact: To the electric company, you’re a “rate payer,” not a valued customer.

“Like any other corporation, utility companies are bound by their investors to do everything they can to maximize profits,” said Alicia Uebelhoer, co-owner of Buffalo Solar Solutions Inc. “They are more than happy with the fact that you don’t understand what you’re paying for. And they are even happier that you don’t realize the truth.”

The truth is, that in many cases, customers of the electric utility companies are paying more for the delivery of their electricity than they are for the electricity itself. 

Funds for Home Improvement Projects are Currently at Their Peak

Funds for Home Improvement Projects are Currently at Their Peak

Tax season is right around the corner, and many homeowners are waiting to receive their annual refund check before beginning long-awaited home improvement projects such as the installation of new heating and cooling units, energy saving improvements, insulation, air sealing, new windows and more.

Rather than waiting and hoping for a sizable return, consumers could be taking advantage of multiple home improvement grant programs that are currently available to both homeowners and tenants. 

“Several grant and funding programs that allow homeowners and tenants to maximize home improvement projects are currently available to all households across Western New York,” said Jim Stroehlein, co-owner of Prime Time Energy Services, 67 Sheldon Ave., Depew. “Everyone qualifies for some amount of assistance, so there’s really no reason to delay a project.”

Free Seminar to Focus on Preparing Your Home for Winter’s Blast

Free Seminar to Focus on Preparing Your Home for Winter’s Blast

Is your home ready for the cold winter ahead? That’s the topic of a free informational seminar to be offered by employees of Prime Time Energy Services at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. The event will take place at the Northwest Buffalo Community Center, 155 Lawn Ave., Buffalo.

Guests will learn how to properly prepare their home for the cold winter months to come, and free weatherization kits will be given to the first 30 attendees. Information on home construction grants for improvement projects that will allow homeowners to save money on their monthly utility bills will also be available. Light snacks will be provided.

Is Your Home Ready for the Long Winter Months Ahead?

Is Your Home Ready for the Long Winter Months Ahead?

Like it or not, the long, cold winter months are right around the corner. Is your house ready to take on the elements?

“The overall energy efficiency of the home is crucial, especially when entering the winter season,” said Jim Stroehlein, co-owner of Prime Time Energy Services, 67 Sheldon Ave., Depew. “The sooner any needed work is completed, the sooner the homeowner will begin realizing both the financial and comfort benefits. For example, a home insulated with cellulose or spray foam and properly sized heating equipment has been proven to save an estimated 20 to 30 percent off utility bills.”

West Seneca Farmers’ Market to Conclude with Customer Appreciation Day

West Seneca Farmers’ Market to Conclude with Customer Appreciation Day

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s popular open-air farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, will wrap up its 2016 season on Thursday, Sept. 1, with Customer Appreciation Day! The market takes place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall.

The outdoor venue features approximately 25 vendors selling a wide variety of products. Cub Scout Pack 616 will host the market’s community group table on Sept. 1, while Nowhere Men will provide musical entertainment from approximately 5:30 to 7 p.m.   

For Customer Appreciation Day, several vendors will offer discounts to help you stock up on products for the long off-season! 

West Seneca Farmers’ Market Plans Olympics Theme on August 18

West Seneca Farmers’ Market Plans Olympics Theme on August 18

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s popular open-air farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, continues on Thursday, Aug. 18. The weekly event takes place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings through Sept. 1 on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall.

The outdoor venue features approximately 25 vendors selling a wide variety of products. CCI International Exchange will host the market’s community group table on Aug. 18, while Nowhere Men will provide musical entertainment from approximately 5:30 to 7 p.m. The market’s Family Fun Zone features several games for the enjoyment of kids of all ages. 

Also on Aug. 18, the market will feature an Olympics theme, with several vendors offering special attractions or discounts! 

West Seneca Farmers’ Market to Host Local Author on August 11

West Seneca Farmers’ Market to Host Local Author on August 11

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s popular open-air farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, continues on Thursday, Aug. 11. The weekly event takes place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings through Sept. 1 on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall.

The outdoor venue features approximately 25 vendors selling a wide variety of products. Seneca Springs Wellness will host the market’s community group table on Aug. 11, while Porcelain Train will provide musical entertainment from approximately 5:30 to 7 p.m. The market’s Family Fun Zone features several games for the enjoyment of kids of all ages.