Built in 1984, Amy and Scott Norris’ town home was lacking attic insulation, the house felt breezy because of old, poorly insulting windows, and they had trouble maintaing a comfortable temperature throughout the summer and winter. To increase their comfort and reduce their energy consumption, Scott and Amy worked with Energy Smart and CORE to complete a “deep retrofit.” They added R-38 fiberglass batts to the attic insulation, switched to programmable thermostats and upgraded their electric baseboard heaters to ceramic heaters, installed a new high efficiency electric hot water heater and with a CORE rebate Scott and Amy installed low-flow toilets.
Since their deep retrofit, Scott and Amy have reduced their energy consumption by 39% and are seeing cost savings around $100 per month through the autumn and winter. Despite that, the best part of the energy efficiency work has been the increased comfort. Scott says the temperature is stable, always warm in the winter and not too hot in the summer.
Energy Smart Colorado assists residents and contractors in Eagle, Pitkin and Gunnision Counties in making home energy improvements simple and affordable. For a limited time only, the program offers home energy assessments valued at $450 for only $50 and rebates of 50% of project cost up to $500. Call (970) 925-9775 today to schedule your assessment and reserve your rebate, while funds last!
Don’t forget to ask about the Energy Smart Colorado Home Efficiency Loan, which can help you finance projects including air sealing, insulation, boiler & furnace upgrades, hot water heaters, doors, windows and solar thermal!