How to conserve energy, lower bills

9:44 AM, Dec 13, 2012   |    comments
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Energy advisers are available to make home visits visual inspections, which may include looking at water, heater and furnace systems, appliances, electronics, windows, doors, basement, and lighting.

However, this walk-through is not the same as an audit by a certified rater.

If an energy audit has already been conducted, the advisers can help review the results and break into simple steps.

Advisers provide an education regarding alternative ways people can reduce home energy. Some of the methods include programmable thermostats, smartstrips, power strips, and other simple behavioral changes.

After the person has had an initial conversation, home visit or review of their home. Advisers can help create a plan of action, which prioritizes measures with paybacks that help people save money and energy in their homes.

Advisers can also review various rebates and incentives while assisting their clients with the completion of paperwork. They help locate contractors and evaluate and compare bids and estimates if applicable. They can also be present when contractors are completing work. Advisers will follow up with tracking energy improvements and are available to answer any questions people may have during the process.

Or more information, you can go to visit www.denverenergy.org or call 720-865-5520.

Nate Chisholm contributed to this report.

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