Home Repair, Maintenance & Improvement
Home Repair Resources
Help for Homes - This program helps Thornton's low to moderate-income homeowners with minor home repairs that address health, safety, accessibility, and energy efficiency related repairs, including accessibility modifications, plumbing or electrical repairs, roof repairs, and more. Contact Community Connections at 720-977-5800 or Connections@ThorntonCO.gov to learn more. The application can be found here.
Energy and Water Efficiency Resources
By making a few key upgrades you can see immediate benefits such as reductions in your monthly utility bills, improved indoor air quality, and even increased property values. Here area some ideas that can help you make energy efficiency advances.
Grant-funded Solar Program through GRID Alternatives that allows qualifying homeowners the ability to reduce their electricity bill. For more information, click on the "GRID Solar Program" link to the right or call (303) 968 -1326.
Thornton Water Assistance Program helps low-income individuals and families struggling to pay their water bill. Thornton Water customers and residents living in apartment complexes, manufactured home parks, condominiums and townhomes that receive water through the city of Thornton can apply for the program once per calendar year. Those who meet the program qualifications will receive a credit on their water account. For more information, contact Community Connections at 720-977-5815.
The 2020 credit for those with a Thornton Water account is $360.
The 2020 credit for those living in a master meter community is $80.
The Home Energy Savings Guide by Recharge Colorado offers tips on ways to save energy in your home, including a do-it-yourself energy audit.
Xcel Energy offers rebates to homeowners who have purchased and installed new energy efficient improvements in their homes.
The PowerSaver Loan Program allows homeowners to borrow up to $25,000 for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to their home. Participating Colorado lenders include Bank of Colorado at 970-663-2999, and Credit Union of Colorado at 303-832-4816.
Tax credits for some energy efficiency improvements may be available for your federal income tax returns, including geothermal, solar and wind energy systems. Call Energy Star at 1-888-782-7937 for information.
The Colorado Energy Office provides a financial incentive to those who purchase an existing home (versus newly built) and makes energy efficient or renewable energy upgrades within 120 days of purchase. Contact them at 303-866-2100.
The Arapahoe County Weatherization Program provides free services to eligible low income Adams County residents. Includes energy audits, furnace and water heater repairs, insulation, and more financial assistance with paying utility bills. Call 303-636-1982.