Fort Collins – Loveland Home Energy Audit

This Efficient House Xcel Energy Award for Top Five Colorado Contractor

This Efficient House Xcel Energy Award for Top Five Colorado Contractor

The communities of Fort Collins, Loveland and Longmont collectively own our own power plant, the Rawhide Power Station, located north of Fort Collins. Operated by the non-profit member owned Platte River Power Authority, it is one of the cleanest in the nation in terms of emissions. In addition, customers have the option of participating in a well established and growing home energy audit and rebate program, called Efficiency Works.

The utility offer home energy audits and rebates for energy efficient improvements, like insulation, whole house fans, furnaces, replacement windows and solar power. The audits costs homeowners about $60. The actual cost of the audit is $385 and is funded by the rate payers. A comprehensive energy audit takes about 2 hours and includes a comprehensive report detailing priorities for energy savings and comfort issues.

Homeowners can then use approved contractors who have received mandatory training and meet strict requirements for participation in the program. Rebates usually offset the total costs of improvements by 15 to 50 percent. Nearly every project is inspected for quality of workmanship and materials.

The residential efficiency program has performed over 500 home energy audits a year for the past five years and more than half of those homeowners have chosen an approved contractor, completed a project and received a rebate for improvements including: insulation, high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioning, whole house fans, new windows and solar panels. The program grows every year.

A great place to start learning about the cutting edge of home energy efficiency and low-carbon climate control is our website:

Home Energy Audits and Efficiency Rebates for Insulation, Windows, Furnace, Solar, with Approved Contractors

Here are some useful links for Home Energy Audits and Rebates, for Insulation, Replacement Windows, Furnaces, and Solar Power, available from the following utilities when you hire an approved contractor in:

Platte river Power Authority, serving Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Estes Park:

Fort Collins:


Xcel Energy:


Laramie, Wyoming:

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Solar Rebates Going Fast!


30% Solar Rebates available up to $3,000.  Sign up before they’re gone!  We can have you running on solar in only eight weeks!


Greetings Northern Colorado Residents,


The Time to Go Solar is Now! 

Save money every month while you help save the planet!

Call us now to reserve your 2015 Fort Collins/Loveland Solar Rebate Application.

At $3,000 a piece and limited to the first 80 applicants, they’re going fast. 


  • Did you know the cost of a typical system has decreased from $12 a watt in the year 2000 to only $4 per watt today?
  • For a limited time, local rebates and federal tax credits can reduce the costs even further to as low as $2 per watt.
  • When these incentives are added to monthly utility bill savings, solar power often pays for itself in 10-years or less.
  • After the breakeven point, your system will produce clean, renewable and FREE ELECTRICITY for another 20 years!  
  • Enjoy peace of mind against the rising costs of electricity rates.
  • Your investment is fully protected with a Full 25-year warranty.
  • Residential solar power increases the appraised value of your home significantly.
  • The average residential solar power system will produce as much clean, renewable electricity as 250,000 pounds of coal over the life of the system.
  • When you bundle any qualifying energy-saving home improvement (like insulation, windows, new furnace or air-conditioner) with solar you can claim a 30% tax credit for everything
  • Investing in Solar is Easier than Ever, including these great options:


“On-Bill Financing” on your Electric Bill, Home Equity Loans, Home Improvement Lines of Credit,  and Solar Specific Lenders


(Example: 4,000 watt system = $16,000— $3,000 rebate—30% tax credit = $9,100,   20% down = $1800, Balance of $7,300 financed at 5% = $57 month for 15 years.)


  • The entire process, including; initial evaluation, rebate application and approval, permitting, roof-top installation of your panels and connecting your system to the electric grid will be completed in no more than eight weeks start to finish.
  • We offer free solar evaluations for residential and small commercial projects.   We need only two key pieces of information to do fast, accurate calculations of annual electricity production and utility bill savings:
  1. Your address, which we can then use to calculate the dimensions, exposure, pitch, and azimuth of your roof or lot.
  2. Your “annual billing history”, including kilowatt hours used and the actual dollar cost for the past year (up to 3 years if whenever possible).

Efficiency First!

Did you know that when you bundle any qualifying energy-saving home improvement with solar you can claim a 30% tax credit for everything?

This Efficient House has been the leading energy retrofit contractor in Northern Colorado for over five years and we are the leading rebate producer by a wide margin.   We offer complete energy retrofit installations, including:


Air-Sealing / Insulation, Replacement Windows, High-Efficiency Furnaces & Air Conditioners and Indoor Air Quality Systems for Radon and Moisture Control.



  • Since 2009, over 1,000 home owners and small business owners have made their homes more efficient and comfortable with our help.
  • As an approved energy retrofit company, all of our customer enjoy the benefits of low-cost energy audits, post-improvement quality control inspections, and generous rebates.
  • We are the only contractor in Northern Colorado approved to install ALL energy retrofits that qualify for rebates!

Cost-Effective Solar Energy and Efficiency, Nothing but the Courage of Our Convictions.