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Homes briefs

News of note.

By TIMES STAFF WRITER
Published September 30, 2006


Make home cozy, but energy efficient

From 11 a.m. to noon today, the Pinellas County Extension and Progress Energy will offer a program, "Secrets for a Comfortable Home," at the Home Depot, 10689 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

Learn how to cut your utility bills, plug air leaks, evaluate your insulation needs and select a new heating system.

Batten down for winter

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Lowe's stores, energy-saving information and samples of Energy Star products that meet federal efficiency guidelines will be on display. In October, clinics will be at 1 p.m. each Saturday, teaching customers how to winterize their homes and save energy.

Condo operations class

A free course on condo association operations will be from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 at the La Quinta Inn & Conference Center, 21338 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater.

The course covers self-management, bidding, maintenance, accounting, legal services and board meetings. The course is offered by the Suncoast chapter of the Community Associations Institute, a nonprofit organization that educates and represents owners, professionals and service providers of condos, co-ops and homeowner associations.

Registration is required. Call Laura Hagan at 727 525-0962 or e-mail flcondoeducation@yahoo.com