Improve your home’s efficiency and lower your bills
GCE offers free energy coaching to Garfield County homeowners and renters
The average U.S. household spends $2,200 annually on energy. Much of that energy is lost through leaky windows and ducts, old appliances, and inefficient heating and lighting. Plugging those energy leaks is a one-time investment that lower your utility bills for years to come.
Garfield Clean Energy has helped over 1,200 families from Parachute to Carbondale reduce their energy costs by up 25 percent, which equates to savings of over $500 a year based on the U.S. average. Energy efficiency upgrades also make your home more comfortable. They'll eliminate drafts and cold spots, and keep your home cool in the hot summer months.
Our energy coaches can help you make smart decisions about making energy efficiency upgrades to your home. Get free advice on:
- The most cost-effective measures for your situation
- Utility rebates to help lower your costs
- Additional assistance for income-qualified households
- Discounted professional home energy assessments
- Low-interest financing
- Local contractors who specialize in efficiency and solar projects
Need financial assistance?
Households in Garfield County within certain income ranges may qualify for FREE home energy efficiency programs. Click here for info.
Take advantage of utility rebates
Most energy-efficiency projects qualify for decent utility rebates, which makes them all the more worth doing. However, the patchwork of rebates offered in our region is pretty complicated, so let one of our energy coaches guide you.
For reference, here’s a chart of rebates available to Garfield County residents.
Consider a home energy assessment
A home energy assessment is an affordable first step to learn which upgrades your home needs to be more comfortable and energy efficient. Energy Smart Colorado will do one for you at a discounted flat rate of $100.
A home energy assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of your home's energy use by a professional home energy analyst. The assessment will reveal the places in your home where insulation is skimpy or where outside air is leaking in. The analyst will also evaluate your furnace, water heater and major home appliances to determine whether replacement or repair is recommended.
You’ll get a written report after the analyst visits your home. The report will list all the measures you can take to make your home more comfortable, safe and energy efficient.
Need a contractor?
Use our Contractor Locator to find qualified local contractors that provide the services you’re looking for.
Need project financing?
The Colorado RENU program offers low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. More info here.