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If you live in L.A. County , you have a chance to get $2,000 back in a rebate for doing some simple things that you have already done and don’t realize – things that save energy and make your home more efficient. Some of the DIY steps homeowners can take to qualify include:
Have you replaced your lawn with drought tolerant plants?
Installing proper attic insulation
Wrapping water heaters
Changing light bulbs to CFL bulbs
Adding low – e film on single pane windows
Adding aerators to faucets
Changing showerheads to high performance kinds
Installing a weather-based controller for sprinklers
Installing CO detectors
Having a recycling center near the sink
Painting with low VOC paint
Replace furnace filter with MERV 6Plus
Compost and recycle garden trimming on site
Wrap exposed hot water pipes with insulation
Install a gas shut-off valve
Janine Kubert, with Build It Green, talks about how the program works, where the money comes from and how youcan qualify for this rebate, and potentially an $8,000 rebate for doing more things to make your home energy efficient. And we hear from a couple Robert and Monica Fortunado, who share how their home is not only greener now that it’s Green Point Rated, but it’s more comfortable as well as net zero – meaning they pay NO utility bills and in fact get a check back from their utility provider!