Troy Minske, owner of Rum River Automotive, recently replaced one hundred older fluorescent lamps with high-efficiency LED lamps. The larger investment involved upgrading their heating and cooling system to efficient mini-split air source heat pumps. Troy has experience with mini splits at his home and cabin was confident in this technology. These projects qualified for a $2,352 rebate from Princeton Public Utilities. The project reduces greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to planting four acres of forest. Owner Troy Minske shared, “The new mini-split units performed well this past winter. We did see a decrease in energy use due to both these projects. The lighting in the shop was a significant improvement over the old fluorescent lamps.”

Pictured are Princeton Public Utilities General Manager Keith Butcher, Owner Troy Minske, Energy Services Representative Nancy Kelly, and Princeton Public Utilities Commissioner Jack Edmonds.

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