FOR MY HOME

Why Sign Up for a Home Energy Assessment?

5 Great Reasons to Sign Up

5 Great Reasons to Sign Up

SIGN UP FOR A HOME ENERGY ASSESSMENT
APPLY FOR REBATES
QUALIFY FOR FINANCING

1. LEARN ABOUT YOUR HOME

Every home is different. The Home Energy Assessment provides a comprehensive report outlining opportunities for energy improvements that are specific to your home.

2. HOME SAFETY

Make sure your family is safe. During the assessment, the analyst will complete safety testing to test the air quality of your home. They will test for carbon monoxide and radon (depending on your location).

3. RECEIVE FREE “QUICK FIX” ITEMS

Your analyst may install “quick-fixes” like energy efficient lights, a programmable thermostat, bath or kitchen faucet aerators, low flow showerheads, pipe wrap, or a water heater blanket at no cost to you.

4. QUALIFY FOR REBATES

Many utility or community rebates require an assessment prior to accepting your application for rebate programs.

5. ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Do your part for the environment! Buildings in the United States are responsible for almost 40 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. Your assessment report will provide information to improve the efficiency of your home, creating a more comfortable, affordable and efficient home.

“We’d highly recommend the Energy Smart Program. We added attic insulation and 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, Eagle-Vail

What to Expect During Your Assessment

What to Expect During Your Assessment

HOME VISIT

A Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified energy analyst will visit your home and complete a number of tests including:

  • A blower door test and infrared photo analysis to analyze air leakage in the home
  • Combustion safety analysis – check boiler or furnace for risk of carbon monoxide
  • Gas line leak detection – check for gas line leaks inside and outside of the home

You are not required to be home for the entirety of the Assessment, but you are encouraged to be, as it is a great opportunity to learn about your home as a system. Depending on the heating source of your home and its square footage, your assessment should take two to four hours.

QUICK FIXES

In partnership with utility providers or local funding, you may receive up to $100 worth of “quick fix” items, energy conservation measures to help you save energy right away. These items vary based on the owner’s desire and the household need, and may include the following at no extra charge to the homeowner:

  • A programmable thermostat
  • LED light bulbs
  • Hot and cold water pipe insulation
  • A hot water tank insulation blanket
  • Kitchen or bath faucet aerators
  • Low-flow showerheads

Cost of Your Assessment

Cost of Your Assessment

The Home Energy Assessment is typically valued at $300 to $400. The cost of the Assessment varies depending on your location and utility provider. Your local Energy Smart Colorado office and/or utility partner may partially subsidize the cost, which often brings the cost down to less than $150.

Homes above 2,500 or 3,000 square feet or mechanically complex homes may incur additional costs. These costs tend to be assessed at 5 to 10 cents per square foot over 2,500 or 3,000 square feet.

 An example of the final costs to the homeowner: 

What to Expect After Your Assessment

What to Expect After Your Assessment

COMPREHENSIVE REPORT

After your assessment, you will receive a detailed report that outlines the current condition of your home and a list of recommended improvements. You will receive your report via email, unless you request a copy be mailed to you.

ADVICE

An Energy Advisor will follow up with you to review your report and to provide information on available rebates for your recommended upgrades.

LOCAL CONTRACTORS

Your Energy Advisor will supply a list of local contractors that are qualified to complete many of the recommended energy improvements as detailed in your comprehensive report.

Example: Your completed Home Energy Assessment Report:

Energy Smart Colorado transforms the local energy efficiency market and stimulates home and business energy improvements through access to information, capital and a skilled workforce. 

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1.833.372.4372

EMAIL:
info@energysmartcolorado.com

MAILING ADDRESS:
PO Box 4842 • Frisco, Colorado 80443

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