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Helio to bring electrification to 100 low income homes

Eric Reinhardt
January 26, 2023

Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) and Helio Home have agreed to a three-year partnership as part of the Healthy Homes Program to improve indoor air quality and electrify 100 low-income single-family homes in the Denver area.

DENVER, Jan. 26th, 2023 - Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) and Helio Home have agreed to a three-year partnership as part of the Healthy Homes Program to electrify 100 low-income single-family homes in the Denver area.

Through the Denver Healthy Homes Program, EOC and Helio Home will reduce greenhouse gas emissions for income-qualified homes, improve indoor air quality, and reduce exposure to pollutants for those living with chronic respiratory and health conditions. These home improvements will provide significant benefits for residents which include stabilizing long-term costs for tenants and homeowners, providing climate resiliency, creating local jobs, training the workforce on heat pump technology, savings on energy bills, and providing an understanding of the safety benefits of electrifying a home.

Work will focus on building envelope improvements, ventilation systems for improved indoor air quality, heat pump water heaters, and electric heat pump heating and cooling systems specifically designed for cold climate performance. 

This program aligns with Denver's climate plans to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 by touching on many of Denver's climate and equity priorities and strategies. The program goes beyond cutting climate-warming emissions by replacing stoves and furnaces. Rather, it will remove significant sources of indoor air pollution that increase health risks of lower-income residents. 

The program also aims to measure public health impacts by conducting indoor air quality tests and resident health surveys before and after building improvements.

“The goal is to improve indoor air quality and remove unsafe indoor air pollutants, making sure  homes are healthier and more comfortable, “ said Ashley Feiertag, the Director of Residential Programs at Energy Outreach Colorado.

"Helio Home is committed to addressing the climate crisis through electrification in an equitable manner," said Helio’s CEO and co-founder Eric Reinhardt. "Everyone can benefit from a healthier, more efficient, all-electric home. This partnership ensures that those benefits extend beyond those who can easily afford it.”

Interested income-qualified single-family residents or homeowners in the City and County of Denver can learn more by calling 303.226.5065 or emailing healthyhomes@energyoutreach.org. An EOC staff member will be available to help you apply over the phone Monday - Thursday, 9 am- 5 pm.

About Helio Home

Helio Home is a Denver-based climate technology company focused on making it simple for homeowners to remove fossil fuels and fully electrify their homes. Helio is your trusted partner to power your entire home with clean electricity. From design through installation, they build you a plan to transition off natural gas to a comfortable and healthy all-electric home that’s powered by solar.

Helio was founded in 2021 and has electrified over 100 homes in the Denver metro area. Helio’s own proprietary software evaluates your unique home attributes, energy usage, heating and cooling requirements, and space for solar to calculate the optimal, most cost-effective solution to electrify your life. 

In 2022, BuiltInColorado named Helio one of its Future Five List and was named by Colorado Business Journal as one of the 22 startups to watch

About Energy Outreach Colorado

For over 30 years, Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) has been a leading expert on issues impacting income-qualified energy consumers and how best to meet the needs of our state's diverse population. EOC leads a network of industry, state, and local partners to Support, Stabilize and Sustain income-qualifying Coloradans so they can afford their home energy needs in an ever-changing energy market.