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A partnership with the City of Claremont, California,
local energy efficiency experts and volunteers.

Testimonials

Saving Money, Saving the Earth

Before the Audit:

The air conditioning unit was too large for the house and wasted energy. The insulation in the attic had been eaten by rats. 

The retrofit:

New insulation in the attic; new ducts; new, easy to use heating and air conditioning; new…

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Increasing Comfort

Before the Audit:

" The first winter, the house was very uncomfortable. It would get very cold, and then it would get very hot, and we thought the retrofit would help solve that issue." The homeowners knew their home was inefficient, but the audit showed them…

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Using Less Energy

Before the Audit:

The homeowners were involved with the sustainability task force in Claremont, and wanted to be part of the solution. Theirs is a typical suburban 1960's home. They wanted to get their home to net zero.

The audit:

The homeowners were…

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Taking Advantage of Rebates

Before the Audit:

The homeowners "wan ted to save energy, and right now there are a lot of rebates and we wanted to take advantage of those ." There were a few improvements they wanted to do for their house anyway, and the rebates would make…

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Saving Energy to Save the Earth

Before the Audit:

" We care a lot about the Earth and think it's important to use less energy. It made sense to invest in something that would save energy in the long run." The homeowners learned from the audit that their windows were tighter than…

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Complete Home Upgrade

Before the audit:

The homeowner wanted to make their home more comfortable. They were "concerned about future energy use and availability, and wanted to do the right thing."

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Upgrading Old Systems For More Comfort

Before the Audit:

The house had old heating and cooling systems that were not as effective as the homeowner would like. The homeowner was ready to invest in new systems.

The retrofit:

They replaced their old gas furnace with a heat pump,…

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Retrofitting a Back House

Before the audit:

The homeowner knew the heating system was not only safe, but was also inefficient. The audit pinpointed the location and extent of these inefficiencies.

The retrofit:

They installed a mini split air conditioner. They also added new insulation.

After…

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Upgrading a New Home With Solar Panels

The audit:

The attic needed better insulation. The homeowner wanted to install solar panels, so new electrical upgrades were needed.

After the retrofit:

Due to the offset from the solar panels, the homeowner pays $0 on electrical bills.

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1960 ranch-style house

Before the retrofit:

The homeowners of this one-story, 1,425-square-foot home complained that their house "used to be so cold - we just could not get comfortable - and the utility bills were high! With our old heating and cooling system, everyone in the house (and…

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