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@LilacCityRealtr says Avista’s in home energy audit is the way to go   

Tags: Avista Utilities, Energy Efficiency

Professional home energy auditors
Twitter user @LilacCityRealtr (Realtor Jim Grapes)
snaped this pic of the professional home energy
auditors performing the inspection of his home this
week. He said, “The house passed, but there's small
list of things, one is to caulk around my upstairs
bedroom windows. I didn't expect that.”
Post by Dan Kolbet

When local real estate professional Jim Grapes  tweeted a photo about his Avista in-home energy audit yesterday, he probably didn’t expect to see it on the Avista Blog – but we love this stuff!

The tweet, sent from his @LilacCityRealtr Twitter account, included the photo of Jared and Mark (seen on the right), the professional energy auditors who reviewed every nook and cranny of his home in Spokane County.

Through Twitter Jim later said, “The house passed, but there's small list of things, one is to caulk around my upstairs bedroom windows. I didn't expect that.”

I think that’s the beauty of Avista’s in home audit program. We’ve all got a pretty good idea about things we should do around the house to be more energy efficient, but a third-party can review every aspect and point out where you can get the most bang for your buck. It might be something simple like caulking windows – or maybe even bigger stuff like a water heater or insulation.

What is the program?
In partnership with Spokane, Spokane Valley and Spokane County, Avista is operating an audit program that provides comprehensive home energy audits in Spokane County.

The three government partners have pledged nearly $700,000 in federal stimulus funding, which will be matched by Avista as part of its ongoing energy efficiency initiative. Together, these funds will help offset a large portion of the cost for a professional home energy audit for qualifying residents. Get all the details here.

Jim obviously knows homes and the value of an energy dollar. He wanted to share his story in the hopes that others would take advantage of the program too. You can find him at

Thank you for sharing your story Jim.
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Posted by  System Account  on  7/2/2010
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