Case Study: Kelli and Michael Scholten

We’re Warmer All Winter!

“The assessment gave us the information we needed to make intelligent decisions about our home.” —Michael Scholten

Goodbye space heaters. Hello comfortable!

Kelli and Michael Scholten knew their Grand Rapids home needed some work. “We moved here two years ago and bought a very inefficient house,” Michael explained. “Our sons’ rooms were always cold in the winter, and on the coldest nights we would use space heaters to keep them warm.” However, after replacing their wasteful furnace with a modern unit paired with insulation and sealing leaky spots, the house is much more comfortable. “This was the first year we didn’t have to put a space heater in our sons’ rooms, even though we kept the thermostat one degree cooler than we
used to,” Michael added.

Utility bills down. Comfort levels UP.

Michael and Kelli learned that none of the walls in their 1925 home had insulation. Once they added insulation, comfort increased and utility costs dropped. Do you want a cozier home? Michigan Saves can help. We have a network of high-quality contractors across the state and the financial tools and expertise to guide you each step of the way. Your path to a more comfortable home begins today. Learn more about our Home Energy Loan Program.

Kelli and Michael are now saving nearly 30% in utility costs.

Project Details

Improvements:

– Insulation

– Furnace

– Air conditioner

Annual Savings Estimate:

$644/year

Utility Rebates:

$1,350