Some of the vendors like B & G Drafting have been helping homeowners locate the trouble spots in their home for years and then recommend changes like a new H-Vac system, different windows or better insulation. B&G owner Jim Baker says one of the best parts of his job is after the homeowner has made energy efficient upgrades. Baker said "They brag about 'you cannot believe my utility bill for last month it's a third or a half of what it used to be and with all of this comes comfort"
City Utilities has a booth at the Home Show dedicated to helping homeowners make their home's more energy efficient.
Teri Crumpley from CU's Energy Management and Conservation Department said "We have water conservation programs, high efficiency toilet rebates. We also helo customers if they think they might have a leak in their home."
Crumpley says checking for leaks and energy loss is as improtant as making sure you have efficient appliances and insulation. Crumpley said CU has additional programs to help "Including heating and air, insulation, programmable thermostats and a new program called Home Performance with Energy Star"
Click here for more information for the CU Energy Wise program.