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Vail Resident: Wolfe Mueller
Home Assessment Findings: The energy assessment of his 6-unit multi-family building found problems in the crawlspace – cold air was coming in right through the floor wasting energy and making the units uncomfortably cold.
Energy Efficiency Project: Wolfe decided to tackle the crawlspace. With the help of the Energy Resource Center he found qualified contractors and bid the work.
Resource Savings: Estimated 15% energy savings this winter.
Benefit: Increased comfort and lower utility bills all winter long!
“This program gave us the opportunity to improve the quality and value of our property as well as the efficiency of our heating system” —Wolfe Mueller
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.