Fairfax County will hold a series of clinics for county residents on cutting energy costs at home throughout the month of October, which the county Board of Supervisors designated on Monday as energy conservation month.

The series of 29 clinics on cutting home energy costs will begin Oct. 3 and continue through Oct. 31. The clinics intend to instruct homeowners and renters on how to "achieve the greatest possible energy savings for the smallest capital investment," according to Fred K. Kramer, director of the county Office of General Services.

The clinics, which are free to the public, will provide informational packages to those who attend. The packages include "do-it-yourself" instructions for weatherproofing homes and reading electric and water meters. They also include devices that may be installed in shower heads to conserve water.

Engineers and instructors at the clinics also will be available for consultations.

More informaton concerning the clinics is available by calling the Fairfax County Department of Extension and Continuing Education at 273-8095. The schedule of the clinics is as follows:

Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., Parkview High School, Sterling Park.

Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Alexandria Library (main branch), Alexandria.

Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m., NASSIF Building, Baileys Crossroads; 2 p.m. Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College, and 7 p.m. at the Annandale campus of NVCC.

Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. Extension Office Conference Room, Fairfax.

Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Herndon Intermediate School, Herndon.

Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Annandale campus of NVCC; 7:30 p.m., Sherwood Hall Library, Alexandria, 7:30 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Library, Falls Chruch.

Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Greenbriar West School, Fairfax, and 8 p.m., McLean Community Center.

Oct. 15, 2 p.m., Kings Park Library, Burke.

Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. George Mason Regional Library, Annandale.

Oct. 18, 12:30 p.m., Alexandria campus of NVCC, Alexandria; 7:30 p.m., Middleburg Community Center, Middleburg, and 7:30 p.m., Richard Byrd Library, Springfield.

Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Annandale campus of NVCC, and 7:30 p.m., Dolley Madison Library, McLean.

Oct. 20, 7 p.m., J.P. Luptin Simpson Middle School, Leesburg, and 8 p.m., Arlington Library (main branch) Arlington.

Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Library, Vienna.

Oct. 26, 2 p.m., Annandale campus of NCVV, and 7 p.m. Annandale campus.

Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Alexandria Library (Burke Branch), Alexandria.

Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., Woodrow Wilson Library, Fall Church.

Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., Southgate Room, Reston.