Town to show off wood-pellet boilers

LONG LAKE — An open house from 4 to 6 p.m. on March 14 will showcase the town’s changeover to fully automated, high-efficiency wood-pellet boilers to heat municipal buildings. Attendees will learn how any building owner can get state financial incentives for switching to wood.

“This is a chance to see the technology, talk to installers and experts, and learn about state funding that’s available,” said Leslie Karasin, Adirondack project manager for the Northern Forest Center, which is headquartered in New Hampshire and Maine.

Also, visitors can learn about opportunities to convert their low-grade wood to pellets and the economic stimulus to forested regions of wood harvesting and heating with wood.

“Right now, when someone heats with oil, at least 80 percent of the money leaves the region immediately,” she said.

For more information about the open house, call Karasin at (518) 891-2193.

By Patricia Older

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