How A Colorado Home Energy Assessment Can Help You Save

If you want to save money at the grocery store, the first thing you do is figure out how much you usually spend, look at what you usually buy, and then think about what your really need. That’s an audit; and it’s the first step toward saving money on anything – including your utility bills.

The Energy Resource Center offers home energy audits to residents of Elbert, El Paso, Douglas, Fremont and Teller counties. Paid services help to fund the non-profit, which offers free energy audits to income-qualified residents.

What ERC assesses…

The Energy Resource Center sends an experienced technician to measure your home energy usage; paying special attention to lighting, appliances, heating efficiency and areas where your home is losing heat.

Afterward, our technician runs your audit through computer software that helps us determine which home improvements that will make the biggest impact to your energy bill.

How ERC improvements save you money…

Just as you don’t start saving money at the grocery store until you change what you’re buying, you won’t save on your energy bill until you make changes to your home.

The Energy Resource Center makes winterization improvements for income-qualified residents free of charge. The most common improvements we make include:

  • Additional blown-in wall insulation
  • Attic insulation
  • Repair or replace appliances such as your furnace, water heater, or refrigerator.
  • Replace light bulbs with compact-fluorescent bulbs or light-emitting diodes

Most families that participate in ERC’s energy audit and winterization program see a significant saving on their utility bill of about 25 percent.

For paid customers…

An ERC energy audit will help home and business owners determine which improvements will produce the fastest return on investment and offer the biggest cost savings over time.

If you would like to know more about how a home energy audit can save you money on your Colorado utility bill, contact the Energy Resource Center today.