Green Homes is a home energy efficiency incentives program. Coon Rapids wants to help residents reduce their utility bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Not only does increasing the efficiency of your home help save you money on utilities, it also makes your home more comfortable and durable for the years (and cold winters) to come.
Energy efficiency rebates are one component of the program. Coon Rapids offers matching rebates for the projects listed below, after you have received a rebate from your utility company. This helps to bring down the cost of big ticket projects that have a positive impact on the efficiency of your home.
Energy Efficiency Projects:
- Buying an energy efficient furnace
- Buying an energy efficient air conditioner
- Buying an energy efficient water heater
- Air sealing your house
- Insulating your house
Another component of the program is getting an energy evaluation done by the Home Energy Squad. With funding through the City's Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA), Coon Rapids is subsidizing half the cost of each visit. Learn more about the Green Homes program here.
Homes and commercial buildings consume 40% of the energy used in the United States. Of the $2,000 the average American spends paying for energy annually, $200 to $400 could be going to waste from drafts, air leaks around openings, and outdated heating and cooling systems. By reducing these losses through energy efficiency upgrades, you can save money and be more comfortable in your home or business.