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12 homeowners to receive free energy audit

John Colson
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” A dozen Garfield County homeowners today learned that they will receive one free home-energy audit, and free professionally-installed insulation, in the Garfield 100 % Rebate contest.

The contest and the prizes were sponsored by the Garfield New Energy Communities Initiative (NECI) and the Governor’s Energy Office of Colorado. The audit, insulation installation and home sealing work are estimated to be worth $1,400 per home.

According to a statement from the NECI, county commissioner Mike Samson and Rifle Mayor Keith Lambert together drew the names of the 12 winners at a drawing in Rifle on Wednesday morning. The list of winners comprises two households each from Parachute, Rifle, Silt, New Castle, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale.

The winners are Karol Sacca and Ronald Galterio of Parachute, Siobhan McMillan and Marti Zegler of Rifle, Michael Young and Rob and Brenda Lawson of Silt, Anne Anderson and Jamie Roth of New Castle, Barbara Bradshaw and Howard Roney of Glenwood Springs, and Lise Sansom and Heather Dresser of Carbondale.

The NECI statement quoted Lambert as saying, “With energy on the minds of so many people, insulation is one of the easiest ways a homeowner can ensure the appropriate use of energy in their home.”

According to Lauren Martindale, program manager for NECI, one of the intentions behind the contest was to highlight the fact that all county homeowners have access to rebates for insulation work. Federal tax credits also are available for home energy efficiency projects. More information is available from NECI.

The contest reportedly drew 190 entries from all over the county, and the winners have until June 19 to get their energy audit done and until Aug. 14 to have the insulation and air sealing work done.

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