John and Diane have owned their Dillon home for 10 years. They love Dillon’s low humidity and cool nights, cruising the rec path on their bikes, and going to as many concerts at the Dillon Amphitheater as possible.
John is a residential structural engineer, and he’s become more interested in building science over the past few years. So when they decided to remodel their home in 2020, it made sense to get an energy assessment first. John then incorporated many of the recommendations into the remodel.
He was excited to test new building products and methods to confirm that they are in fact easy to design and install. Even better, these energy efficiency improvements save money and are good for the planet.
“Our home is much more comfortable in winter after the improvements.” – John Borthwick
Energy improvements: Air-sealing and insulation
Upfront cost: $3,246
HC3 Rebate: $800
Final cost: $2,446
Annual savings: $567
Lifetime CO2 savings: 29 tons
Interested in improving the energy efficiency of your home? HC3’s Energy Smart Colorado program can help pay for your project.