Ideas for the Colorado Homeowner
provides you with the information you need to make good decisions about what you
can do to improve the energy efficiency of your home or to decide if
energy will work for your situation. The links below will lead you to
documents that you can read online or print out for later use in you quest for
- Home Energy Checklist
Are you interested in
knowing what can be done to your house to make it more efficient, more
comfortable, and more affordable? This checklist lists all the
things you can do to your house to make it more energy efficient and
gives you the order in which you should implement the items. It
also exposes a number of myths about energy issues that you might find
interesting. Click on the link above, print out the checklist and
get started on your house.
- Smart Energy
Smart Energy Living is an informational resource provided by Colorado Energy
Science Center (CESC). CESC's mission is to increase the understanding and
appreciation of energy science and technology in order to enable
decision-makers to adopt energy practices that produce economic benefits,
reduce environmental impacts and increase the sustainability of energy
Energy Savers provides homeowners with tips for saving energy and money at
home and on the road. By following just a few of the simple tips found on
this Energy Savers Web site, you can make your home more comfortable and
easier to heat and cool—while you save money. We bring you the latest
information on energy-saving, efficient technologies. We even give tips for
using clean, renewable energy to power your home.
EPA's guide to energy efficient products and ideas.
- Energy Action
A world of new energy choices is opening up. People in Colorado already are getting electricity from the wind, heat from the sun, and they're building homes that cut energy use to a fraction. And it's only just begun.
This action guide is designed to remind you of some things you already know about energy and tell you about a few things you may not know. Mainly, it's designed to make you stop, think, and look
where we're going.
Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings
ACEEE's guide to home energy savings.
Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Explore your options for saving energy and using renewable energy at
home, at work, in your community, and while driving.
Online Energy Calculations
E-Star Colorado has developed some handy online calculations that can help
you make informed energy decisions. The simplified calculations are designed
to tell you how you can expect to save by: adding insulation, reducing air
infiltration, replacing your furnace or air conditioner, or by replacing
your windows. Scroll down to tools section.
Guide to Green Mortgages / Energy Efficient
Green, or “Energy efficient” mortgages, let you borrow extra money to pay
for energy efficient upgrades to your current home or a new or old home that
you plan to buy. The result is a more environmentally friendly living space
that uses fewer resources for heating and cooling and has dramatically lower
utility costs. The types of things that are covered include upgrades that
you may have thought you couldn’t afford like double paned windows, tankless
water heaters, modern HVAC systems, and new insulation.