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Epic Homes#

Your one-stop shop for home and rental property energy efficiency upgrades.#

Go to: https://efficiencyworks.dsmcentral.com/traksmart4/html/pux/commercial/application/rebate/158485538/158484934

ARUS Consulting residential retrofit energy advisor conducting an energy assessment.

The Epic Homes program is here to help Fort Collins Utilities' customers enjoy more comfortable, healthy and energy efficient living environments.

Epic Homes offers rebates, attractive financing options and a certificate of improvement for performance upgrades. We're also here to advise you on your journey to a more efficient home, whether you own or rent.

Sign up now for an Epic Homes assessment through Efficiency Works™ Homes.

Limited Time: Save Money on Assessments and Projects

  • Ring in 2023 with a $23 assessment (normally $60)! Sign up and pay by January 31, 2023 to save.

  • If you have an all-electric home, now is the time to improve your efficiency! We are offering triple rebates for the following efficiency measures through September 2023:
    • Air sealing and insulation
    • Heat pumps
    • Heat pump water heaters
    • Ductless mini-splits
    • Smart thermostats

This is an all-electric bonus rebate for customers who do not have a natural gas meter. (Propane customers are eligible for the bonus.) Participants must receive a home energy assessment prior to installing any of the efficiency measures above.

Rebate amounts listed here reflect the amount before the triple bonus (e.g., Heat pumps were $500. They are now $1,500.)

Sign Up for an Assessment

Click on Your Home Type Below For In Depth Information#

Overview Video#

Brochure#

Download the program brochure in English and Spanish.

Take a Virtual Tour of an Epic Home#

Epic Home virtual tour snapshot of kitchen.

Walk through the home and learn more about efficiency measures, like LED Lighting and Energy Star Windows, in the dining room.

An Epic Home has had a home energy assessment and completed recommended upgrades. It also has an Epic Certificate that documents the improvements made and the Home’s Energy Score before and after those modifications. There are currently more than 4,500 Epic Homes across the Fort Collins community.

Take the Virtual Tour

Trilevel home with solar panels on the roof

Epic Loans Are Available

Finance efficiency or solar projects through Utilities with no money down and easy monthly payments on your utility bill.

Loan Types

Indoor environmental quality study researcher speaking to homeowner about device

Research Finds Epic Homes Have Improved Comfort

Read about a recent indoor environmental quality study that reveals potential impacts from energy efficiency upgrades.

Read About the Study

Epic Certificate / Department of Energy Home Score

Claim Your Epic Certificate

Following the completion of upgrades, Utilities can provide an Epic Certificate to showcase efficiency and solar investments, which can differentiate your home at time of sale.

Certificate Details

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Epic Homes for Rentals

Keep your rental competitive in the market, increase tenant comfort and retention and maintain your investment.

Improve Your Property

Renter Resources

Even if you do not own your home, you can make it more comfortable and efficient.

Options for Renters

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Buying or Selling a Home?

Epic Real Estate Allies are trained and knowledgeable about all components of Epic Homes, especially the Epic Certificate and how to use it to sell homes.

Meet the Allies

Our Efficiency Partners#

Go to: https://efficiencyworks.org/

Efficiency Works™ Homes is a regional collaboration with Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) and Fort Collins Utilities, Loveland Water and Power, Longmont Power & Communications and Estes Park Power and Communications. We work alongside PRPA (our wholesale electricity provider), and the three other member-owner communities, to offer energy efficiency services to residents through Efficiency Works™ Homes. Fort Collins Utilities customers receive additional benefits that fall under our program, Epic Homes.

Fort Collins-based ARUS Consulting, LLC performs Efficiency Works™ energy advising and assessment services. For more information about ARUS, click here.

A Focus on Rentals#

Go to: https://mayorschallenge.bloomberg.org/ideas/fort-collins/

Epic Homes won the 2018 Bloomberg Mayors Challenge for its proposal to bring together energy efficiency and easy financing options with an emphasis on health and well-being for Fort Collins homes, and an increased focus on connecting with rental property owners to improve the quality of Fort Collins' rental housing stock. It's not about the home, it's about the people living in the home.

Want to Share Your Feedback?#

Calling all Epic Homes participants! We want to hear about your experience. Feel free to share your Epic Homes story here. Those who provide feedback will be entered into a semiannual prize drawing.

Questions?#

Contact epichomes@fcgov.com or 970-416-4239.


Did You Know?

Setting your air conditioner's temperature higher and using portable fans or ceiling fans helps keep your house cool while saving energy.

It is recommended that you aerate your lawn once a year.

You can save money by shifting your electric use to the lower-priced, off-peak hours or by reducing your overall use.