Mountain Village: Another Green Initiative With Incentive

Mountain Village: Another Green Initiative With Incentive

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The Town of Mountain Village wants its residents to take control of their roof and gutter heat trace system so Mountain Village is funding a new incentive program aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of heat trace systems commonly applied on roofs and gutters, offering a free system controller valued at $380 for added motivation.

“These systems are heating elements that are applied to gutters, valleys, and eaves of roofs to prevent ice damage,” explained Building Official Randy Kee. “Although they get the job done more times than not, these types of systems often run when they aren’t needed, thereby wasting electricity. We want to create a safer, more efficient system with a state-of-the-art electrical controller.”

To take advantage of this free offering, Mountain Village residents will need to follow a few steps.

First, a resident will need to hire a Colorado-licensed electrical contractor to inspect their heat trace system.

Second, the resident will need to ask their contractor to email the heat trace inspection report with suggested improvements to them and to Kee.

Third, Kee will review the report and contact the resident if it is determined that their home, based on the report’s findings, would benefit from improved controls. If that is the case, then the town will offer one free controller for the electrical contractor to install.

Final step: enjoy the savings.

According to Kee, using an estimated 25 amps and 230 volts supplying a heat trace system on a home without controls from November to March can cost a resident approximately $2,277 per zone, adding that often a home has at least two zones. With the use of controls and a properly installed system, a resident could save 30- to 50-percent of electricity costs per winter, weather dependent.

The $12,000 Heat Trace Incentive Program is open until funds are exhausted.

For more information, contact Kee at or 970.369.8246 and visit here.

This program is part of the town’s larger environmental incentive program, which in 2016 includes four other initiatives as a means for Mountain Village residents to make lifestyle and environmental changes that help them save in so many ways.



Situated in the heart of the breathtaking San Juan Mountains, Mountain Village was incorporated in 1995 as a home rule municipality. Its founders envisioned a European-style ski-in/ski-out, pedestrian-friendly destination resort that would complement the historic mining town of Telluride. A three-stage gondola transportation system connects the Town of Mountain Village with the Town of Telluride. Situated at 9,500 feet, Mountain Village is comparably a world apart from other resorts: it is innately spectacular, beautifully orchestrated and planned, and overflowing with style, charm and sophistication. For more information, please visit us on the Web at

  • Brandon Batton
    Posted at 08:09h, 25 April

    Would you please provide a list of certified, trained inspectors/installers in our area?

    Brandon Batton

    • Susan Viebrock
      Posted at 10:14h, 15 May

      No can do. You will have to contact Mtn Village for that info.