Case Study: Ruth and Eli

We’re More Comfortable! “It just doesn’t make sense to keep letting our money and our energy go out the window.” —Ruth Lumpkins

Saving energy is just smart

Eli and Ruth Lumpkins always have been energy conscious. When the Grand Rapids couple asked for an energy audit, they had suspicions about why their home was cold and drafty in the winter and stubbornly warm and humid in the summer. The assessment confirmed their suspicions and revealed a hidden mold problem. After remediating the mold and installing a new furnace and insulation, Ruth and Eli are much more comfortable. Ruth explained, “The air conditioner doesn’t need to run all the time like it used to. It’s much cooler, and it stays cool for longer, too.”

We’re Saving More Than Energy!

Utility bills down. Comfort levels UP.

Ruth and Eli had concerns about a room in their home. In the winter, it had cold floors and felt cooler than other rooms. Is there a room in your home that worries you? 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. Take control of your energy costs.  Learn more about our Home Energy Loan Program.

Ruth and Eli are now saving 23% on their utility costs every month.

Project Details

Improvements:

– Insulation

– Furnace

– Water Heater

Annual Savings Estimate:

$611/year

Utility Rebates:

$1,475