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Eagle-Vail Residents: Chris, Stacey & Kylah Romer
Home Assessment Findings: Leaks at the doors and windows, not enough attic insulation, and costly incandescent light bulbs.
Energy Efficiency Project: The Romer’s hired a local insulation company to add insulation in their attic, had all their windows and doors sealed up before winter, and replaced all lighting in their home with efficient CFL bulbs.
Resource Savings: An average monthly savings of over 20% on the utility costs.
Benefit: Much more comfortable temperatures in the rooms upstairs and lower utility bills during the winter.
“We’d highly recommend the Energy Smart Program. We added attic insulation & sealed our windows and doors, both cost effective solutions to improve the comfort of our home. The cost savings on our energy bills was an added bonus.” — Chris & Stacey Romer
2,121 Energy Smart Assessments have been performed since the inception of the program in Eagle, Pitkin and Gunnison Counties. Click here for map.
The tax credit for energy-efficient and renewable energy improvements provides a 30 percent credit for the purchase of qualified energy-saving improvements to existing homes. Products include geothermal heat pumps, small wind turbines, solar PV and solar thermal Click here for more information.