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From the Desk of Legislator Roger Corbin

Consider LIPA’s Efficient Furnace Fan Program

Nassau County Legislator Roger Corbin (D-Westbury) encourages residents to consider an incentive the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is offering for savings with new oil, gas, or propane heating systems.

The LIPA Efficient Furnace Fan Program offers a $200 rebate on new furnaces with electronically commutated motors (ECM), an energy efficient motor which can adjust its speed to ensure the best possible performance in a furnace. In addition to the rebate, it is possible to save $40 to $300 per year based on the homeowner’s usage and the lower operating costs of ECM motors.

“By taking advantage of this program we can maximize energy efficiency, reduce our carbon footprint and lower our energy bills,” Corbin said. “With the temperatures beginning to drop, it would be wise to think now about utilizing these cost-saving opportunities.”

The LIPA Efficient Furnace Fan Program also offers additional benefits including reducing stale air in the home, lessening the drying effects of indoor air during winter and moderating temperature fluctuations.

For further information and a list of participating LIPA contractors visit http://www.lipower.org/efficiency/furnace.html or call LIPA’s InfoLine at 1-800-692-2626.

Mortgage Foreclosure Consultation Clinic

Legislature Roger Corbin (D-Westbury) encourages people facing foreclosure to attend the free mortgage foreclosure consultation clinic at the Nassau County Bar Association, 15th and West streets, Mineola, on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m.

At this time, attorneys will offer one-on-one guidance, advice, and direction for homeowners facing foreclosure. Also, housing counselors from Nassau County Homeownership Center, representatives from Nassau Suffolk Law Services (you may qualify for free legal assistance) and a bankruptcy attorney will be on hand to answer all questions. Bring your mortgage documents to the consultation.

“This free consultation may provide information homeowners need to avoid making mistakes when faced with the complicated foreclosure process,” Corbin said. “When you are in this position, emotions may get the best of you. I encourage homeowners to attend this clinic and take advantage of the guidance being offered from the professionals.”