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Aspen Resident: Willie Volckhausen, Woody Creek
Home Assessment Findings: A carbon monoxide alarm went off multiple times, leading Willie to get an assessment. His Energy Smart analyst found a disconnected furnace flue vent that was leaking carbon monoxide into the home.
Energy Efficiency Project: Willie remedied his disconnected flue and replaced his old furnace with a properly installed 95% efficient unit, thereby correcting the safety problem and reducing his fossil fuel consumption.
Dollar Savings: $35 per month in winter
Resource Savings: 30% natural gas reduction
Benefit: Willie can sleep soundly, with a furnace that is both safer
and much quieter.
“In order to live here, you have to keep your costs down!”
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.