Xcel Energy Improvement Makeover Contest Winner


Denver home received nearly $10,000 in energy-efficient home improvements


DENVER (March 9, 2012) – When people make energy-efficient improvements to their home they can not only decrease their utility bills significantly, but can also increase the overall comfort of their home. In November 2011, Xcel Energy announced two lucky winners of the Xcel Energy Makeover Contest. The winning homes, in Denver and Grand Junction, had higher-than-average energy bills and were given an energy makeover worth up to $10,000 to improve the overall energy efficiency of the homes and lower energy bills.


WHAT:            Join us as the Xcel Energy Makeover Contest team unveils the energy-efficiency changes they made to the winning home in Denver to make the home more energy efficient and to lower energy bills. The team will take you through the home to talk about the whole-house solution the home underwent and why each change was made. Interviews with the home owners will also be available.


WHEN/             March 9, 2012, 10am

WHERE:         Home of Britt Inger & Jeffrey Scott

Denver, CO



INFO:              Xcel Energy and participating sponsors from our Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program determined improvements based on what would provide the greatest overall energy savings.

The winning house received:

  • Air Sealing and Insulation: Cellulose provided by Applegate Insulation and installed by Steller
  • HVAC: System provided by Lennox and installed by Blue Sky
  • Windows: Provided by and to be installed by Champion
  • Window Shades: Provided by Hunter Douglas and installed by The Blind Spot, and more!

For those looking to make a few small or large energy improvements of their own, Xcel Energy customers can get a basic Home Energy Audit to determine energy efficiency opportunities in their homes. Visit our For Your Home area within the Save Money & Energy section at xcelenergy.com for more information. To see participating sponsors or get more information on the improvements made to the home visit www.egia.org/xcelenergy .