A local business received an honor for their work helping resident make the switch to be energy efficient.
Focus on Energy, a statewide program, honored Schneider Heating and Air Conditioning with the Focus on Energy Excellence Award. Representatives said the business has been a partner since the program's inception and helped numerous customers switch to more energy efficient systems.
Co-owner Rick Schneider says more customers are educated on energy efficiency.
"Why we wouldn't push energy efficiency is beyond me," Schneider said. "When geothermal became real big here awhile ago we were pushing those products. I mean it makes sense to people."
"We've been talking energy efficiency for longer. The equipment has been available longer. So i think all of those things play a role in just having a more educated consumer," Schneider added.
Schneider Heating and Air is one of only 16 businesses receiving the award across the state. The next closest business was in Eau Claire.