Columbia Water & Light Helps Residents Save Energy
COLUMBIA - Columbia Water & Light offered an air conditioner exchange program Friday for low-income customers. The department partnered with Central Missouri Community Action to screen applicants and distribute the new energy-efficient units.
This was the fifth year the program was held and Residential Services Supervisor Terry Freeman said the program received a huge positive response. "It really makes a big difference. It impacts the city by reducing our [energy] usage and helps us maintain a lower peak level in the summertime."
Freeman also said, in most cases, the new energy-efficient units use half the energy of old units. Old air conditioning units that were traded in will be disassembled and recycled. "We don't want any chance of them getting back on the grid," Freeman said.