At IREA, our customers are like family, and we are here to help when you need it. Our Customer Tools section will provide you with tips on saving and conserving energy, as well as information on Energy Outreach Colorado in our Energy Help section.
Energy Saving Tips
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Many of these suggestions were adapted from the ninth edition of the ‘Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings,’ by Jennifer Thorne Amann, Alex Wilson, & Katie Ackerly.
Get Your Free Energy Audit
IREA provides no-cost energy audits to Association members. During the audit, our energy efficiency specialist will compile important data regarding your home’s heating and cooling systems, energy use patterns, the types of electrical appliances and equipment that you use, and opportunities for energy efficiency improvements.
During colder months our specialist utilizes thermal imaging equipment to identify cold spots within the home. Once the audit is complete, customers will be provided with a set of recommendations that may come with little or no cost or may require a more substantial investment. Energy audits are also provided at no charge for businesses in the service territory.
To schedule an energy audit, call 303-688-3100 Ext. 5544, or toll-free: 800-332-9540.
If you need help paying your electric bill, several organizations can help. One such organization - Energy Outreach Colorado - offers energy assistance grants to more than 100 Colorado emergency assistance agencies, including the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). Douglas County residents may also apply through the Douglas County government website.
Energy Outreach Colorado
Sometimes life happens, and a neighbor or two finds that they could use a little help paying their electric bills. If you want to help your neighbors stay safe and warm in their homes this winter, you can contribute to Energy Outreach Colorado through your IREA bill. Your donation is tax deductible and a receipt will be mailed to you through Energy Outreach Colorado. Just download the form mail it to us and IREA will send your donation to Energy Outreach Colorado on your behalf. For many years, we have been contributing to Energy Outreach Colorado — and we match contributions up to $75,000 a year.