Homes in Denver come in a variety of shapes and sizes. More importantly, how we use energy at home varies throughout the year due to the change of season, a number of residents or how much we pay for energy. Making your home energy efficient can improve comfort while reducing your energy bills. It can also help the City meet its climate goals while protecting public health.
Unsure where to begin? Consider an energy audit to assess your home’s energy use before beginning projects.
What is an audit? A home energy audit is a 2-3 hour diagnosis of your home performed by a certified and licensed auditor. The diagnostic tools used during an audit (blower door and infrared camera) are used to help diagnose a home when you can’t see issues with the naked eye. After the audit is complete, a report will identify opportunities to improve your home now, and into the future when it’s time to replace appliances such as your heating or cooling systems.
Xcel Energy offers a few programs you may wish to take advantage of to assess your home:
1. Guide for Securing a Group Discount (pdf) - A helpful tool for neighborhoods/groups interested in facilitating a group discount for a specific home energy efficiency measures like insulation, furnace, evaporative coolers, solar etc.
2. Sustainable Neighborhoods Program – Is your neighborhood involved? - This program supports Denver neighborhoods in deepening their sustainability efforts, while getting support and recognition from the City.
Rebates through Xcel Energy
This loan makes energy upgrades easy and affordable by offering low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements.
Is your organization a sustainability leader or does it want to be? Do you want to help make Denver an even more sustainable place to live, work, and play in?
Show it by making a commitment to sustainable action on behalf of your organization or signing up for the free Certifiably Green Denver program: