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Energy Evaluations

Empower Yourself!
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ENERGY USE!

Gunnison County Electric Association's Energy Evaluation Program provides tools to help you evaluate how you are using energy in your home or business and how you can reduce your consumption on your own.

Commercial and residential buildings use nearly 40% of the total energy consumed in the US each year and produce more than 40% of the nation's carbon pollution.

Energy evaluations include inventory of items using electricity and estimations of how much energy they use over time. This can assist you with understanding your electric bill. GCEA has options to help you understand your usage and learn some energy saving tips.

Step 1 - Understand your usage

Are you curious about how much energy you are using and when you are using it the most in your home?

SmartHub allows you to manage all aspects of your electric account from your computer, tablet or phone.

Some of the features include:

- Bill comparisons
- Monitor your daily & monthly electric usage
- Compare usage to weather information

To register you will need your account number and the name on your account exactly as printed on your bill statement.

Visit SmartHub to view your actual usage. 

Energy Use Calculator

Step 2 - Learn Energy Saving Tips

You can save energy, increase your comfort, and prolong the life of your furnace and appliances by following simple tips found at www.gcea.coop. The compiled list of low-cost/no-cost energy saving tips will help you better manage your home's energy use and costs.

101 Low-Cost/ No-Cost Home Energy-Saving Measures

Department of Energy 

Step 3 - Take Action!

Use your newfound knowledge to empower yourself and make changes! 

Together We Save

 

Energy Evaluation

If you are still needing help, GCEA’s energy use specialist can schedule a visit to your home or business for a free energy evaluation.

GCEA'S Energy Use Specialist will come to your home or business and complete some of the following listed below:

- Electric usage review
- Discuss the members concerns and goals 
- Home or business walk through to collect electrical inventory
- Infrared camera images help identify heat loss issues with the building

Once the energy evaluation is complete the energy use specialist will recommend tips and changes that can be made to make your home or business more energy efficient.

To schedule an energy evaluation, please call 970-641-3520.

 

Energy Assessments

An energy assessment typically includes a blower door test that shows where air leakage is occurring around buildings and provides the amount of air exchanged per hour between the building and outside, as well as a comprehensive evaluation of the building including crawlspaces and attics, insulation levels, and areas that can be air sealed. The results help identify building envelope energy issues and how to fix them. There are General Contractors in the area that provide these services. These contractors are listed below:

 

B2 Building Science

(970)-901-8881

b2buildingscience.com

 

Little Foot Building LLC

(970)-596-6300

adtocke@gmail.com

 

The Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority offers a Home Energy Efficiency Program for our community. More information can be found below:

GVRHA Website

(970)-641-7900

 

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