In preparation for the winter weather, Adirondack Hardware will hold their 12th annual Energy Expo at their Keeseville location on 1698 Front Street.
The expo will be held on Friday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and again on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visitors will be able to see a variety of different heating systems on live demos and others on display. Sales representatives will be on site to help shoppers with choosing the right product for the needs of their home.
Roger Long, Jr., of Adirondack Hardware said the event was started by his father in 2001 as gas prices started escalating.
“When energy costs were starting to rise we wanted to help anyway possible to show our customers how to save money,” Long said. “We started to look for products that were less expensive for customers to heat their homes with.”
The August expo will give anyone who may be due for an upgraded heating system a chance to explore their buying options while the weather is mild.
“We’re trying to get people to think ahead,” Long said. “It’s usually in late November, December or January when people look to replace heating systems because they’ve failed or aren’t working properly. This way people can avoid the panic of trying to find an alternative source of heat.”
By holding the event in August, Long said it also gives the service members of the hardware store an opportunity to help the customers find the right unit, do a site visit to size out the home properly and set an install date.
“It can take four-to-six weeks depending on how long it takes to determine the product size and depending on which system they choose,” Long said.
Customers will be able to see a variety of different models such as kerosene, fuel oil, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, wood, and wood pellet heating systems.
Adirondack Hardware carries a variety of carriers such as Napoleon, Rinnai and Enviro. Long said the brands the expo will preview have been used and sold at the store for years.
“We feel very confident in the products we carry,” Long said.
Members of the community are invited to the event to ask questions and explore their heating options before the first wintery chilly night arrives.
“We’re trying to jump-start the season and we’re looking forward to seeing new faces and old neighbors,” Long said. “We just want to offer something to people of the North Country a way to save on their energy bills.”