Energy Conservation for the Home
Find out how much energy you are using Broomfield residents can now check out Power Check Meters at the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library. Xcel Energy has supplied 25 of the meters that patrons can check out for a three-week period. The meters can be used with any standard 120-volt appliance or electronic device to measure voltage, electricity cost, and electric consumption. They can help calculate cost savings for replacing older appliances with energy-efficient models and help identify appliances that use energy even when switched off.
The Power Check Meters are available to check out at no cost. Each kit includes a wattsupPRO™ meter, detailed instructions on its use, and additional tips and information to help residents save energy. Using less energy conserves natural resources, reduces power plant emissions, and can save YOU money!
Call the Library at 720-887-2301 to check availability!
United Power Energy Efficient Rebates Available
United Power provides service to a limited area of Broomfield. United has announced member incentives for 2016 including rebates for heat pump air conditioners, electric water heaters, electric heat fixtures, Energy Star™ appliances, and LED lighting. Contact United Power at 303-659-0551 or visit their website for more information.
Xcel Will Help You Get Rid of That Old Refrigerator or Freezer
Appliances containing Freon require special handling for disposal/recycling. Xcel will pick up your refrigerator or freezer, haul it away, and recycle it—for free (some restrictions apply). Homeowners save money on future bills, and Xcel offers a $50 rebate for responsibly recycling!
Call Xcel Energy at 866-552-8755 or visit their website to schedule a pickup
Energy Star Energy Audit Information
Energy Star provides information on how to improve the energy efficiency of your home. An energy audit is often the first step in making your home or business more efficient. An audit can help you assess how much energy is used and evaluate what measures you can take to improve efficiency. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR™ Program provides helpful information on how you can perform your own home energy audit or gives guidance on how to select a professional contractor to perform a more in-depth audit.
Do-It-Yourself Audits for Homeowners
If you have five minutes and your last 12 months of utility bills, use the ENERGY STAR™ Home Energy Yardstick to compare your home's energy efficiency to similar homes across the country and get recommendations for energy-saving home improvements from ENERGY STAR. You will also need to enter some basic information about your home (such as zip code, age, square footage, and number of occupants). If you don't have your bills, contact your utility for a 12-month summary. Xcel Energy also provides energy conservation information for its residential customers.
Xcel Energy's Website - Resources
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