February 9, 2013

phased DER: financial incentives

a slow and steady deep energy retrofit
making your home super energy-efficient doesn’t have to be super expensive

Colorado has some great incentives for making energy efficiency improvements to your home. First of all, we decided to do the Colorado ENERGY STAR Mortgage program, which is paying for almost half of our wall insulation, attic insulation, and air sealing work (~$1,500 value). On top of that, we're expecting to receive $1,310 in rebates through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program via our electric and gas utility (list of rebates pictured above).

Both of the programs require the work to be done by a certified contractor, so those three measures (wall insulation, attic insulation, and air sealing) won't be DIY projects. There will be plenty of other projects for us to do though! The Colorado ENERGY STAR Mortgage requires the work be done within 90 days, so that gives us motivation to get things done sooner rather than later.

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a slow and steady deep energy retrofit

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