Now is the time to make your home more energy efficient:
Spokane residents have one month left to receive a subsidized home energy audit with local non-profit general contractor SustainableWorks. With stimulus funds running out, the price of home energy audits will increase to $195 at the first of the year. This is the final opportunity for Spokane residents to find out how to make their homes more energy efficient this winter at a greatly reduced cost. The purpose of the SustainableWorks program is to help homeowners make home improvements that reduce their energy use and energy bills. In additional to receiving a low cost home energy audit, participants can save on items like furnaces, air sealing, insulation, and hot water heaters that reduce their energy costs. To learn more about the program, or to sign-up, please visit www.sustainableworks.com or call 509-532-1688. You must sign-up by midnight of December 31st to qualify for the $95 home energy audit. New clients must pay for their audit by January 31, 2012.
The process begins with a pre-audit to determine eligibility followed by a professional energy audit. Worth approximately $400, the cost of the audit to the homeowner is $95 though the end of the year. An energy consultant then explains to the homeowner where they are losing energy and suggests the most cost effective energy saving improvements. SustainableWorks then completes the energy saving measures chosen by the homeowner. SustainableWorks offers bulk bundling prices and utility incentives to lower the project cost. Zero to low-interest financing is also available to help homeowners afford their projects.
SustainableWorks is a non-profit focused on creating quality jobs and improving the environment with residential energy retrofit projects facilitated through community engagement and participation. SustainableWorks has utilized a $4 million Community Energy Efficiency Program Grant to retrofit over 400 homes and small businesses in moderate-income neighborhoods in Spokane, Pierce, King, and Snohomish counties over the last 2 years.
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