The Anglemont Firehall is getting an energy-efficient upgrade.
Columbia Shuswap Regional District directors agreed unanimously to spend up to $10,000 from the Electoral Area F North Shuswap Community Works Fund at the Oct. 16 board meeting in Salmon Arm.
CSRD’s community works team leader Ryan Nitchie told directors the current lighting system is obsolete and replacement bulbs are difficult to obtain.
“Replacement with energy efficient lighting has been shown to reduce ongoing electrical costs and the return on investment is approximately five years,” said Nitchie in his report to the board.
Nitchie pointed out that an on-demand hot water system does not produce the same associated standby energy losses that a storage type water heater generates.
“Due to the infrequent use of hot water in the firehall, converting to an on-demand system will consume far less energy, as a tankless hot water system heats and provides hot water only as required.”