Home Improvements

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Home Energy Savings Guide

There are many strategies for saving energy efficiency and costs. On this page is an Energy Checklist and Additional Improvements you can do to make your home more energy efficient.

The strategies start with turning off lights and electronics when you leave a room and lead to large energy upgrades such as replacing a furnace or hot water heater with ENERGY STAR equipment. ENERGY STAR products are tested to ensure that they conform to U.S. EPA energy-efficiency standards. If you are unsure about where to start, contact your local energy advisor, available in most parts of Colorado.

A makeover can transform your house into an energy efficient, cost-saving, comfortable place to retire after a busy day. These are the keys to success:

  1. Appropriate air sealing and insulation--You don't ski with your jacket zipper down, so why would you insulate your home before air sealing?
  2. Energy-efficient lighting.
  3. Heating-cooling that reduces costs, greenhouse gases and carbon pollution.
  4. Energy Star appliances.
  5. Energy-efficient windows and doors.

Home Energy Checklist

Home Energy Specific Improvements