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What do a turkey and a wall have in common?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

 

Q: What do a turkey (a cooked one on a platter, that is) and a wall have in common?

A: They're both at their best when stuffed!

Why eat a turkey sans stuffing? And why build a wall/house without a cornucopia of insulation!

 

Whether it's fiberglass rolls, cotton batts, SIPs (Structural Insulating Panels) or blown-in cellulose, insulation is instrumental to creating a warm home that doesn't cost a fortune to heat. If you're Turkey Day guests are grumbling about your drafty dining room, it may be time to find out what R-level of insulation you're operating at and consider an upgrade.

Luckily, as you're reeling from expensive grocery bills, you can be thankful for an abundance of cash-back rebate and incentive programs. 

Contact ORE to get on the track to a better-insulated, more comfortable, cheaper to heat home!

 

And check out Tom Plant, the Director of the Governor's Energy Office (GEO), speaking about the rebate program on Fox News!

  

 

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Where's My Stimulus Package?

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Do you feel shorted? Where's your government bailout?!

Turns out, it's right under your nose at Recharge Colorado from the Governor's Energy Office!

That's right, there is money waiting for you, you just have to apply for it, all while improving your home's or business' energy performance.

How much are we talking? There's about 5 million sitting in a rebate pool, waiting to be spent on:

  • ENERGY STAR Appliances (fridges, clothes washers, gas storage water heaters, dishwashers & gas boilers)
  • Gas Condensing Furances
  • Insulation & Air Sealing
  • Duct Sealing
  • Energy Assessments
  • Energy Monitors
  • Renewable Energy Technologies

 

In addition, you can layer these state rebates with other cash-back programs from the Gunnison County Electric Association and Atmos Energy, as well as with tax credits from the federal government.

So you may have to work a little for your stimulus package, but in the end you'll have a warmer, more comfortable home and lower energy bills!

ORE is here to help you access this $$$. We can answer your questions over the phone (970-641-7682) or email (info@resourceefficiency.org). Or you can come on over to the Energy Resource Center and use our computer & printer while a real live human being walks you through the application process.

In the meantime, check out Jeff Lyng from the Governor's Energy Office offering Coloradoans an rebate update on Fox News:

 

 


 

Welcome to the ORE Blog!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

This is the spot for the latest & greatest in energy happenings in the Gunnison Valley!

In case you're new to the site, the Office for Resource Efficiency (ORE) is 1 of 160-something non-profits in the Gunnison Valley. Why should you pay us any attention?

Energy powers all of our lives. Whether you're interested in reducing the amount of money you spend on energy each year, protecting yourself against energy security risks, reducing emissions resulting from energy use or localizing energy and increasing independence, ORE addresses all of these issues.

ORE promotes increased energy efficiency in our homes, buildings and vehicles, energy conservation and renewable energy.

Stay tuned or give us a call if you're curious about getting on the track to a smaller energy footprint.

 

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