Energy Efficiency Home Improvement

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“I completed my project just in time for winter. Now my home is noticeably more comfortable, and the temperature is very consistent throughout my home.”

Long-time Summit County local Alisa Herbertz received a home energy audit from HC3 just in the time for winter. The frigid weather was on its way in late 2015 when Alisa decided it was time to take action against her high energy bills. In addition, her charming Wellington home was not as comfortable as she would have liked. Several rooms were drafty, and the indoor temperature was inconsistent from room to room. HC3’s Energy Programs Manager, Cody Jensen, completed an energy audit for Alisa and helped her to understand which projects would have the biggest impact on her energy bills while staying within her budget.

Alisa decided to improve the insulation in her attic, replace leaky recessed lighting with new, air-tight ultra-efficient LED fixtures, and the seal up pesky air leaks throughout her home. With project costs amounting to roughly $1,200, HC3 ensured that she would receive some rebates for her efforts. Kicking in a rebate funded by the Town of Breckenridge, HC3 awarded Alisa $400. Additionally, she received $365 in additional rebate funds from Xcel Energy. All told, over half of Alisa’s project cost was covered by rebates. With an estimated annual savings of roughly $400, Alisa should break even after a year.

“I received a free audit back at the end of 2015, then on top of that, HC3 offered even more money to help me pay for the project at my home. They helped me understand the audit report, suggested a project that would maximize my money, and even coordinated the contractor for me. Virtually everything was laid out for me. The whole process was painless. I completed my project just in time for winter and now my home is noticeably more comfortable and the temperature is very consistent throughout my home. Once I build up some more funds, I’m going to do my crawlspace next, taking advantage of some more rebates from HC3.” – Alisa Herbertz.

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  • Hawkins_ Paul

    Thanks for sharing this story! Having upsettingly high energy bills is definitely something I can relate to. Looks like HC3 genuinely wants to help people make a house a home – all you have to do is put in effort!

    • hccc

      That’s right. And we loving doing it!

  • Jake

    I also did an energy audit for my home sometimes back and I couldn’t believe how much energy I was wasting. I have to confess I have saved a lot on my bills after implementing some of the recommendations. You are not alone in this.

    • hccc

      Jake, thanks for letting us know!

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