Utility Office hosting Customer Appreciation Days

By Matt Echelberry

August 21, 2014

Stop by the Galion Utility Office today or tomorrow for your FREE compact fluorescent light bulbs!

As part of Customer Appreciation Days, Efficiency Smart is there to hand out bags with bulbs and information on energy-saving ideas for your home. They can also answer questions about rebates and other offers. It is available to any Galion utility customer.

Utility Office Manager Dan Bute said people were lined up on Thursday morning before the office opened. In fact, in the first 40 minutes of the promotional event, more than 100 bags were handed out.

“We’ve had an awesome turnout so far,” Bute reported. “This is a great opportunity for people to stop in and learn how they can lower their monthly bills.”

Damon Knight, a representative from Efficiency Smart, said he hopes the information gets people thinking about energy efficiency. “Efficiency Smart is trying to reduce the overall power load in the communities we partner with.”

Knight also had a light bulb demonstration for people to see. It showed the actual meter usage of a CFL bulb compared to a traditional, incandescent bulb.

Ernie Energy, the mascot of the company, was walking around as well. If you see him on the sidewalk, be sure to say hello.

The Utility Office is located at 115 Harding Way East. It is open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.