Alcorn Home Energy Expo set for Saturday

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal

CORINTH – Energy conservation awareness and ways to save on the energy budget are two issues on the agenda for this year’s Home Energy Expo planned for Saturday.
Between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Mississippi State University Extension Office on Levee Road, consumers will be able to get information and advice from industry experts.
The free event includes workshops and refreshments.
Vendors and sponsors will have booths where they will demonstrate appliances, insulation, windows and other parts of what can make the home an energy saver or an energy waster.
“Appliances today are much more energy efficient than they were only a few years ago,” said event spokeswoman Julie Bivens of Alcorn Electric Power Association, one of the sponsors. “We are very excited that we might help people learn more about energy efficiency and how conservation will help lower electric bills.”
ACE Power members may obtain energy efficiency kits and be eligible for a grand door prize of an energy efficient washer and dryer.
Tax credits for purchasing new energy efficient appliances are available through Dec. 31, and experts at the event will be available to help consumers understand how to get the credit.
A Mississippi rebate program goes into effect Thursday that will issue prepaid VISA cards on the purchase of some energy efficient appliances, as well.
Contact Lena Mitchell at (662) 287-9822 or lena.mitchell@djournal.com.