As Mr. Crelli met the CARE program income qualification (i.e., 80 percent of Area Median Income), he was eligible for a completely free assessment.
Assessment Process & Findings
During the home assessment, which was provided by a local BPI-certified contractor, Mr. Crelli was provided a combustion safety analysis, blower door testing and infrared imaging to identify air leaks.
Through the assessment process, the contractor observed air infiltration around windows, switches and outlets. In addition, he recommended replacing several of the original windows as well as caulking around the ceiling, floor and window trim.
The $630 cost of the higher efficiency refrigerator was entirely covered by the CARE program. In addition, rebates from the CARE program, CORE and Black Hills Energy allowed the $845 cost of the air sealing upgrades to be reduced to $0.
“The contractors came in and they did all the work, and that was really nice. I don’t have the equipment or knowledge to do all of the [energy efficiency] work.”
— William Crelli, Aspen