- Energy Smart Counties
Eagle County Resident: Phyllis Mattice, Blue Lake
Motivation: When Phyllis first bought her home about 7 years ago, she made some initial efficiency and insulation upgrades. But an upstairs bedroom was still unbearably hot in summer, and mice found their way into her kitchen from the basement.
Home Assessment Findings: Poor basement insulation caused cold winter drafts and left places for mice to enter the house. An un-insulated attic door caused uneven heating of the home.
Energy Efficiency Project: In just one week, a contractor created even insulation, sealed air leaks, improved crawlspace fans and upgraded lighting
Benefit: Temperature regulation is now consistent throughout the house, and no more critters!
“We knew our house would be better and more comfortable, but we had no idea how much better!”
The 2013 Energy Smart Colorado Program-to-Date Report is now available. Click here to view.
1049 Energy Smart Assessments have been performed since the inception of the program in Eagle, Pitkin and Gunnison Counties. Click here for map.
The extension of credit for energy-efficient existing homes provides a 10-percent credit for the purchase of qualified energy efficiency improvements to existing homes. The energy-efficiency home products are retroactive for 2012 and must be “placed in service” before December 31st, 2013. A 30% tax credit is available for solar thermal and solar PV. Click here for more information.
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