Where to get started on saving energy

I am interested in obtaining information on energy conservation. Thank you so much. George Shafrank Harrisburg, Pa.

While I cannot send you any specific publications on energy conservation, I can tell you where to go to get such information.

Why don't you spend some time at your local public library. Speak to the librarian for guidance in your search. Many books have been published on the subject, a hot issue especially since the Arab oil embargo of 1973-74.

Now, with energy costs up sharply in the past year or two, more and more home-owners and motorists are interested in the subject.

Many companies, even those not in the energy business, are providing voluminous data on how to cut the cost of energy in the home, the car, and on the water (boats, for example).

Are you interested in supplemental solar heat, such as heating the hot water in your home. Give a call -- free, of course -- to the Solar Heating and Cooling Information Center in Rockville, Md. The number: (800) 523-2929. In Pennsylvania, Call: (800) 462-4983.

There are all kinds of activity in solar now going on, even though it is still expensive to install a full sytem -- heating, cooling, and hot water -- in a home.

You can write to the Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, CO 81009, and ask for a free copy of the consumer Information Catalog, hich includes a list of all kinds of publications on a wide array of subjects. Some of them are free and others cost a modest amount.

"Tips for Energy Savers" is indeed worthwhile, and it doesn't cost anything.

Drop a card to the Edison Electric Institute, 1111 19th Street, NW, Washington, on the subject. The institute can tell you, for example, how to buy appliances with energy conservation in mind.

Keep you eye peeled for newspaper and magazine ads on the subject.

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