Why we're offering $100 home energy audits

We love home energy audits! We recommend having one done before you spend money on anything else because it will identify which measures are appropriate for your particular situation – and which will provide the best bang for your buck.

The upfront cost can be a barrier, so we're offering $100 audits in October to empower more Garfield County residents to start saving energy and money. We hope that a successful campaign this fall will unlock more funding for the program next year.

A home energy audit (or assessment) is a comprehensive evaluation of your home's energy use by a professional home energy analyst.

The analyst will perform a blower door test and thermal imaging to reveal where air is leaking in or out of the home, inspect your furnace and water heater, and test your indoor air quality for potential health and safety issues. (See this blog post about the process.) You’ll probably get some free “quick fix” items like LED bulbs, a programmable thermostat or hot water blanket, and afterwards you’ll get a written report listing other recommended measures.

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