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Home Maintenance

Supplemental Energy Systems & Reducing Energy Costs

Date: 2 Tuesdays, November 26th & December 3rd

Time: 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Location: Groton -Dunstable Regional High School (room TBD)

Tuition: $68

New England weather extremes can result in electrical power supply outages and power quality/reliability issues while electrical energy rates have risen substantially. The instructor will teach homeowners how to assess the economic feasibility of installing emergency standby generation and renewable energy sources to maintain electrical power supply quality/reliability and reduce costs power supply costs.

 

Topics discussed will include

  1. Emergency Standby Power Systems

  2. Energy Efficiency

  3. Renewable Energy Sources

  4. Supplemental Energy Sources

  5. Utility Company Considerations

    Meet the Instructor -  John Chavier, has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology and technical experience assessing energy management, safety systems, and electrical/electronic systems projects.

 

Home Maintenance

HOME ELECTRICAL REPAIR

Dates: 3 Mondays - 9/10, 9/19, and 9/24 

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: GDRSD Grounds (room TBD)

Tuition: $48

The instructor will provide demonstration and explanation of practical methods to repair small electrical problems and upgrades not requiring a permit. Topics discussed will include electrical code requirements; safety issues; equipment, tools, and materials; appliances and load types; fixtures, receptacles, and switches; communications and television.

Meet the Instructor: JOHN CHAVIER has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology and technical experience assessing energy management, safety systems, and electrical/electronic systems projects.

Home Maintenance

Home Addition 101, learn the Ins and Outs to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Date:  Tuesday,  November 5th

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: GDRSD Grounds (room TBD)

Fee: $62

Residential Addition 101

The house addition is the single most expensive home remodeling purchase a homeowner will ever make. Let Nancy Dickinson Principal at Dickinson Architects in Concord give an overview of the design and construction process for residential additions and renovations. Unlike a botched interior paint job, A home addition is not an easy project to undo.  Take the time to educate yourself. Learn a few things you need to consider before you call up a local contractor for a consultation.

The class will review zoning and septic issues, programming, budgeting, whether to “move or stay”, the architectural process, contractor selection, permitting and what to expect during construction. Time will be allowed for questions about your specific project.

If you have been thinking of adding onto your house, but don’t know where to start, this one night class is for you!

Meet the instructor; Nancy Dickinson is a registered architect with over 25 years of experience; for 20 years, she has specialized in Residential Design. See her website at DickinsonArc.com

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