Energy Saving U

Energy Saving U is a series of FREE workshops offered to help members learn to save energy and money. The workshops will be held in locations throughout the United Power service territory over the course of the year. Please check back frequently as we’ll continue to add workshop topics throughout the year. All events are free and refreshments will be serve

 2011 Energy Saving U Workshops

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Cutting Cooling Costs
Tune-up, seal-up and plant your way to ‘cool’ savings this summer. Our experts will show you how to battle the heat without inflicting wounds to your wallet. Experts will take an inside look at your home and teach you how to keep cool air in by sealing and insulating. Then we’ll discuss what you can do outside of your home to keep the heat out. Learn why an A/C tune-up is so important and how to decide if a repair or replacement of your air conditioner is a better use of your money. Landscape professionals will then go over where and what to plant to shade your home in just the right places.
May 18, 2011
6-8 p.m.
United Power’s Brighton Headquarters Office
500 Cooperative Way, Brighton CO 80603
Is Solar Energy Right for Me?
This event will help you determine if it will make “cents” to go solar. Solar energy experts will discuss all the facets of installing a renewable energy system, including research, proper orientation, permitting and insurance. We will also discuss how large your system needs to be to offset your energy use and what your out-of-pocket costs to install will total after all rebates and incentives.
May 26, 2011
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Mead Town Hall
441 3rd Street, Mead CO 80542
Shrink Your Propane Bill with Electricity
Quit spending a royal fortune on propane. We’ll show you how to spend less money on energy and live comfortably like a king with electricity. Several technologies qualify for rebates from United Power that will address your largest energy users: heating and air conditioning, and water heating. We’ll show you installing new technologies and shifting energy use can save you more money than you’d imagine. Experts will reveal the savings results of the Home Energy Makeover project that converted a home in Keenesburg from wood and propane heat to all-electric. The family is living more comfortably and paying much, much less on their energy bills by using electricity.
June 8, 2011
6-8 p.m.
Ft. Lupton Recreation Center
203 South Harrison Avenue, Fort Lupton CO 80621
ETS for Comfort and Savings
Tired of cutting wood? Wishing you had a cleaner indoor environment? Learn how ETS and the Time of Day rate can make your home more comfortable and help you save money. Huge factory rebates are available for a limited time to help off-set the cost of your system—but this rebate expires June 30. Attend this workshop to receive an extension on the STEFFES factory rebate to July 18.
June 15, 2011
6-8 p.m.
CCCIA Hall
31528 Coal Creek Canyon Rd, Coal Creek, CO 80403
Is Renewable Energy Right for Me?
This event will help you determine if it will make “cents” to go solar, or if there is wealth in the wind. Renewable energy experts will discuss all the facets of installing a renewable energy system, including research, proper orientation, permitting and insurance. We will also discuss how large your system needs to be to offset your energy use and what your out-of-pocket costs to install will total after all rebates and incentives.
July 13, 2011
6-8 p.m.
Heritage Todd Creek Golf Course
8455 Heritage View Drive, Thornton CO 80602
Power Quality in Your Home
Experts will discuss sags and surges in power and how these occurrences affect individual electric systems and what appliances are most sensitive to voltage fluctuations. We will discuss the utility’s responsibility and reaction to voltage fluctuations and how you can protect expensive and sensitive electronics and appliances from external elements like lightning and other internal variables that impact power quality. There are products on the market that can protect anything from your individual appliances to your whole house—and we’ll help you determine the best solution for you. The workshop will also cover sources of back-up power for long and short-term power outages and whether renewables can play a role in back-up power delivery.
August 23, 2011
6-8 p.m.
Gilpin County Public Library
15131 Colorado 119 Black Hawk, CO  80422
What You Get from an Energy Audit
A professional energy audit is a wise investment when you are considering major changes to your home, but what do you get and how much should you spend? Learn what certified auditors look for and how they determine the efficiency of your home. Then our expert will help you understand what to do with all of that information and how to prioritize your energy efficiency upgrades. Also learn about the rebates and discounted audit programs currently available.
September 28, 2011
6-8 p.m.
United Power’s Brighton Headquarters Office
500 Cooperative Way, Brighton CO 80603

 

 
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