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Vail Valley: Free home energy improvements offered

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” Vail’s Environmental Sustainability Office is encouraging qualifying households, including renters, to apply for free home energy improvements.

Services include caulking, weather stripping, insulation, furnace tune-ups, plus installation of storm windows, new energy-efficient furnaces and refrigerators. More than $2.75 million has been awarded to the region to help supplement an ongoing energy assistance program as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the federal stimulus recovery plan. –

The program is sponsored locally by the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments, which provides weatherization services to a 13-county region, including Eagle County.

There is no cap on individual awards and the funding is available on a first-come, first served basis, says Steve Getz, the council’s energy management director.

To qualify, annual household income must meet the following guidelines: $21,660 for one-person; $29,140, two-people; $36,620, three-people; $44,100, four-people; $51,580, five-people; and $59,060, six-people. The program is available to qualifying property owners as well as renters. Applications are available on the town of Vail Web site at or by calling the council at 1-800-332-3669, ext. 103.

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More than 1,500 homes have been weatherized through the program.

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