Local assistance available to homes impacted by flooding

by admin on September 18, 2013

EnergySmart offers advising and financing to residents making home repairs in Boulder County

Boulder County, Colo. – As residents make important decisions about recent flood damage to homes, it is valuable to know that EnergySmart is available to help residents in Boulder County. EnergySmart Advisors provide guidance for replacing insulation in the basement, crawlspace, and attic, as well as repairing or replacing furnaces, hot water heaters, duct systems, washers, other appliances and more.

“We recognize that people are struggling with tragic loss and big decisions about their property. While many residents have lost their homes, others are already starting the home repair process,” said Sustainability Coordinator Susie Strife. “Our EnergySmart service provides assistance to homeowners in making repairs and replacing equipment to make their homes more efficient and comfortable.”

EnergySmart advisors have worked with 10,885 homes in Boulder County to help residents make energy efficiency improvements and are now stepping up to help homes impacted by the flooding. The EnergySmart call center is already receiving a high volume of calls and is increasing staff in response. In addition to providing guidance about efficient equipment and material replacements and repairs, Energy Advisors will:

  • Serve as an independent third party;
  • Help determine the most efficient equipment to save you money now and year after year;
  • Assist in getting and evaluating bids from contractors;
  • Facilitate finding and applying for all available rebates and low-interest (2.75% and up) Elevations Credit Union Energy Loans associated with energy efficient measures;
  • Connect you to the local resources on health and safety concerns from the flood.

Broader disaster assistance information is available at BoulderCountyFlood.org. The City of Boulder is posting flood recovery information at BoulderFloodInfo.net and the City of Longmont is posting flood recovery information at LongmontOEM.com. Energy Advisors focus on energy efficiency to help residents save energy and money and improve comfort. Energy Advisors are not experts with structural and water damage mitigation or new construction but can connect residents to the resources available in our community to address these issues.

This is an opportunity to make smart decisions about the home repair process before the cold sets in and ensure that flood-affected homeowners receive all available financial support. For more information, residents can call an Energy Advisor at 303-544-1000 or visit EnergySmartYES.com.

EnergySmart is also helping businesses get back to business. Business and commercial property owners can find more information by calling an Energy Advisor at 303-441-1300, or by visiting EnergySmartYES.com.

EnergySmart is a collaborative effort funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings grant, and is sponsored in partnership by Boulder County, the City of Boulder’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) tax, the City of Longmont, Platte River Power Authority, and Xcel Energy.



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