Energy Efficiency

How an Energy Audit or HERS Rating Can Help
Homeowners and Home Buyers
With ever-rising energy prices, homeowners and home buyers are trying to find ways to
make their homes more energy efficient.
  • Government Incentive Rebates $$
  • Save an average of 25% on your energy bill ($450/year);
  • Find out which improvements to make – the Tune-uP report will estimate the savings and costs of each potential upgrade;
  • Increase the comfort of your home – no drafts; better temperature control;
  • Increase the value of your home – each dollar spent on Tune-uP-recommended improvements will increase the future sales value by more than a dollar.
Call (970) 318-1197 to schedule Your
Certified Energy Efficiency Consultation

A Home Energy Audit vs HERS Rating?

HERS Ratings are for new homes. As a Certified Energy Rater, we are available for design review and consultation as well as performance testing of your project after completion. Rating the energy efficiency of homes has been used primarily by home builders who want to market their new homes as being energy efficient, using the "Energy Star" program, or just meeting local requirements. Also a rating is now required for a rebate from the GEO for solar hot water and photovoltaic installation on a new home.

An Energy Audit is designed specifically for owners of existing homes who want to upgrade the energy efficiency of their home. With a detailed Report, quick access to low-cost financing, an Energy Audit is an excellent choice for owners or buyers of existing homes, whereas rating remains the choice for builders of new homes. 
The Four Easy Steps Of Home Energy Audit
A certified energy auditor examines and measures the home and finds all opportunities for energy savings.
Specialized software produces a Report which shows savings and costs for energy efficiency improvements and provides tips on ways to save more energy and reduce your energy bills.
The Report provides access to a database of contractors, a direct line to an energy expert, and access to other energy products and services.
The report lists the improvements that, when financed, will save more than they cost. It includes information on the Streamlined (k) Limited Repair Program by which homebuyers and homeowners can finance up to an additional $35,000 into their mortgage for energy-efficiency improvements identified by their home inspector.
Energy Issues And You
With ever-rising energy prices, home owners are trying to find ways to make their homes more energy efficient. Some options might include:
  • having an energy audit or inspection of their home to help pinpoint energy dollars that could be saved
  • installing energy efficient appliances - like Energy Star rated appliances
  • upgrading to energy efficient windows or installing window treatments (like solar film or shades)
  • adding solar energy technology to their homes
  • lowering/raising thermostat temperatures to use less energy
  • installing more energy efficient heating or cooling systems
  • switching to alternative fuel sources or green power sources
  • finding help from their utilities to pay their bills
The Home Energy Audit Report
Your key to a more comfortable home with lower energy bills
  • An Inventory of all energy using systems and appliances.
  • Cost effective recommended upgrades, each for savings on energy.
  • Estimated cost of installation for each recommendation.
  • Identifying the group of recommendations whose energy savings exceed the cost when financed.
  • Financing options.
  • An explanation of each recommendation.
  • A discussion of low-cost or no cost improvements.
  • Resources to help find contractors and suppliers for implementation.
Providing Home and Commercial Inspections in Telluride, Mountain Village, Ouray, Ridgway, Norwood, and Montrose Colorado. 
Energy Audit Services, Radon Testing, and Mold Testing Available

Senter Lane Inspections, LLC
PO Box 426
Ouray, CO 81427

Cell -    970.318.1197
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