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EnergySmart Rebates and Financing

Access your EnergySmart rebates and add to them with additional local incentives to make your projects more affordable!

EnergySmart Rebates

Find out which rebates you are eligible for in three easy steps:

  1. Are you a resident of Boulder County? All Boulder County residents qualify for EnergySmart program rebates.
  2. Are you enrolled in EnergySmart? To access rebates you must be enrolled in EnergySmart before making an upgrade. Enroll today!
  3. Access other utility or city/town incentives! The EnergySmart rebates can be added on top of any other rebates available through your utility or city/town. See below to determine if your city, town and/or utility has additional rebates that can be used.

Rebates are available on a first come, first served basis so call today!

  • Important: You must enroll with EnergySmart BEFORE starting any home energy efficiency upgrades.
  • Multi-Family Units of 5 or more unites are not eligible for these specific rebates. Contact PACE to learn more about rebates available for Multi-Family properties with 5 or more units

Rebate Resources

EnergySmart Advisors are available to help you complete and submit your application for all eligible rebates and will know about any-and-all rebates available for your specific upgrade. Call us today at 303.544.1000 or email us at info@energysmartyes.com.​

EnergySmart Boulder County Residential Rebates

Funded by the county’s Sustainability Tax

Rebates can be combined with any relevant City, Town, or Utility Incentive

Equipment & Insulation

Eligibility

Receive 25% of project cost up to $300

“Cold Climate” Rated ENERGY STAR Ducted Air Source Heat Pumpꜝ

HSPF ≥9.0/SEER≥15.0/COP ≥ 1.75@5◦F or capacity @ 5◦F of at least 70% of BTU @ 47◦F. Must be NEEP.org certified.

Maximum rebate amount per home

“Cold Climate” Rated ENERGY STAR Ductless (Mini-Split) Air Source Heat
Pumpꜝ

HSPF ≥10.0/SEER≥15.0/COP ≥ 1.75@5◦F or capacity @ 5◦F of at least 70% of BTU @ 47◦F . Must be NEEP.org certified.

Maximum rebate amount per home

Ground Source Heat Pump

5.5 tons or smaller, 14.1 EER. Must be ENERGY STAR certified

Receive 25% of project cost up to $200

Solar PV

Includes roof, ground mounted system or a Community Solar Garden subscription (must purchase capacity to meet at least meet 50% of existing household electricity consumption) Installation by NABCEP certified installer only

Receive 25% of project cost up to $100

“Non-Cold” Climate Rated ENERGY STAR Ducted Air Source Heat Pumpꜝ

HSPF ≥8.5/SEER ≥15.0 Maximum rebate amount per home

“Non-Cold” Climate Rated ENERGY STAR Ductless Air Source Heat Pumpꜝ

HSPF ≥8.5/SEER ≥15.0 Maximum rebate amount per home

ENERGY STAR Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

Must be Energy Star certified with a minimum Energy Factor of 2.0

All-Electric Cooktop Stoves

Only for new all-electric built-in, drop-in & freestanding units only (portable stoves not eligible). Proof of purchase, plus before & after installation photos required. Electric resistance to electric resistance stove replacement is not rebate eligible.

Attic Insulation with Air Sealing

R-49 minimum required in open attic; cathedral ceilings will vary with rafter depth but must meet requirements of 2012 IECC. Must perform air sealing in attics prior to adding insulation.*

Wall Insulation

R-19 minimum; fill wall cavity where R-19 is not possible. For solid walls such as brick or concrete, exterior rigid insulation must be added to a level of ≥ R-10.

Foundation (Basement or Crawl Space) Insulation and Air Sealing

Crawlspace as outlined in the 2012 IECC. R-15 continuous or R-19 cavity insulation with a vapor-permeable air barrier over insulation. Crawlspaces must have sealed vapor barrier over dirt crawl space floor and ventilation, per 2012 IECC.

Marshall Fire $100 bonus rebate for the removal of smoke damaged insulation

Attic, Wall, Basement and Crawlspace Insulation Removal

For homes affected by smoke and particulates from the Marshall fire an additional $100 per measure will be added to the insulation rebate(s) to help cover the necessary removal of existing smoke contaminated insulation. Submission of contractor invoice required noting the removal of contaminated insulation and where missing, air sealing (inc. attic top plates*).

ꜝ For air source heat pump (ASHPs) a thermostatic expansion valve within the appliance is required.
* Air sealing requirements include the sealing of the void directly above all accessible exterior top plates in attic space

Make 3 or More of These Upgrades and Get a Bonus 20%˜ (For Homeowners and Ownerships Up To 4 Units)

Eligible Measures

Eligibility

Receive 25% of project cost up to $300˜

“Cold Climate” Rated ENERGY STAR Ducted Air Source Heat Pumpꜝ

HSPF ≥9.0/SEER≥15.0/COP ≥ 1.75@5◦F or capacity @ 5◦F of at least 70% of BTU @ 47◦F. Must be NEEP.org certified.

Maximum rebate amount per home

“Cold Climate” Rated ENERGY STAR Ductless (Mini-Split) Air Source Heat
Pumpꜝ

HSPF ≥10.0/SEER≥15.0/COP ≥ 1.75@5◦F or capacity @ 5◦F of at least 70% of BTU @ 47◦F . Must be NEEP.org certified.

Maximum rebate amount per home

Ground Source Heat Pump

5.5 tons or smaller, 14.1 EER. Must be ENERGY STAR certified

Receive 25% of project cost up to $200˜

Solar PV

Includes roof, ground mounted system or a Community Solar Garden subscription (must purchase capacity to meet at least meet 50% of existing household electricity consumption) Installation by NABCEP certified installer only

Receive 25% of project cost up to $100˜

“Non-Cold” Climate Rated ENERGY STAR Ducted Air Source Heat Pumpꜝ

HSPF ≥8.5/SEER ≥15.0 Maximum rebate amount per home

“Non-Cold” Climate Rated ENERGY STAR Ductless Air Source Heat Pumpꜝ

HSPF ≥8.5/SEER ≥15.0 Maximum rebate amount per home

ENERGY STAR Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

Must be Energy Star certified with a minimum Energy Factor of 2.0

All-Electric Cooktop Stoves

Only for new all-electric built-in, drop-in & freestanding units only (portable stoves not eligible). Proof of purchase, plus before & after installation photos required. Electric resistance to electric resistance stove replacement is not rebate eligible.

Attic Insulation with Air Sealing

R-49 minimum required in open attic; cathedral ceilings will vary with rafter depth but must meet requirements of 2012 IECC. Must perform air sealing in attics prior to adding insulation.*

Wall Insulation

R-19 minimum; fill wall cavity where R-19 is not possible. For solid walls such as brick or concrete, exterior rigid insulation must be added to a level of ≥ R-10.

Foundation (Basement or Crawl Space) Insulation and Air Sealing

Crawlspace as outlined in the 2012 IECC. R-15 continuous or R-19 cavity insulation with a vapor-permeable air barrier over insulation. Crawlspaces must have sealed vapor barrier over dirt crawl space floor and ventilation, per 2012 IECC.

Receive 25% of project cost up to $50˜

Duct Insulation

R-8 minimum, in unconditioned space only

Electric Panel Upgrade

Must be associated with any two of the following upgrades listed above to be eligible: solar PV, ductless or ducted air source or ground source heat pump, or heat pump water heater

Marshall Fire $100˜ bonus rebate for the removal of smoke damaged insulation

Attic, Wall, Basement and Crawlspace Insulation Removal

For homes affected by smoke and particulates from the Marshall fire an additional $100 per measure will be added to the insulation rebate(s) to help cover the necessary removal of existing smoke contaminated insulation. Submission of contractor invoice required noting the removal of contaminated insulation and where missing, air sealing (inc. attic top plates*).

˜ When undertaking 3 or more of the improvements listed above, an additional 20% will be added to the rebate.
ꜝ For air source heat pump (ASHPs) a thermostatic expansion valve within the appliance is required.
* Air sealing requirements include the sealing of the void directly above all accessible exterior top plates in attic space

• Rebates are only available to EnergySmart participants and for the measures listed. Engagement in EnergySmart and pre-project qualification must occur before purchasing an eligible appliance or completing the energy efficiency project for which a rebate is being applied for.
• Rebate funds are limited, are subject to change, and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
• The rebate award will be based on the levels published at the time that an invoice for work completed has been submitted to EnergySmart.
• All work must be completed and invoiced by December 31, 2022 to qualify for these rebates.
• Total lifetime maximum of all EnergySmart rebates cannot exceed
$1,800/home and $6,000/owner of multiple properties (inc past and present EnergySmart rebates). Exception allowed if due to the Solar PV bonus.
• Multi-Family Units of 5 or more are not eligible for this rebate.
• Rebates cannot exceed the cost of the measure after all other rebates are applied.
• All upgrades must be for or directly benefit unit occupants. (e.g. Only upper units can receive an attic insulation rebate when applying for multiple unit rebates.
• All work must meet all applicable building or energy codes, and all required permits must be obtained. Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) testing must occur as a health/safety measure before and after the upgrade depending on the type of upgrade. Please feel free to speak with your Advisor about the importance of CAZ testing.
ꜝ For air source heat pump (ASHPs) a thermostatic expansion valve within the appliance is required.
* Air sealing requirements include the sealing of the void directly above all accessible exterior top plates in attic space.

˜ When undertaking 3 or more of the improvements listed above, an additional 20% will be added to the rebate.

City of Boulder Residential Rebates

Funded by the city’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) Tax and Solar Rebate Ordinance.

Rebates can be combined with any relevant EnergySmart or Utility Incentive

Equipment & Insulation

Eligibility

Up to $650 per upgrade – one upgrade per household

ENERGY STAR Ground Source Heat Pump with desuperheater

5.5 tons or smaller, 14.1 EER

Up to $400 per upgrade – one upgrade per household

“Cold Climate” Rated Ducted Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) (incl. Mini-Splits Cooling & Heating units)

HSPF ≥9/SEER≥15/1.75 @ 5°F at maximum capacity operation. Must be NEEP.org certified.

“Cold Climate” Rated Ductless Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) (incl. Mini-Splits Cooling & Heating units)

HSPF ≥ 10/SEER ≥ 15/COP ≥ 1.75 @ 5°F at maximum capacity
operation. Must be NEEP.org certified.

ENERGY STAR Ground Source Heat Pump

5.5 tons or smaller, 14.1 EER

Up to $ 250 per upgrade – maximum of three per household

“Non-Cold” Climate Ducted Air Source Heat
Pump (ASHP) (incl. Mini-Split Cooling & Heating units)

HSPF ≥8.5/SEER ≥15 *1

“Non-Cold” Climate Ductless Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP)

HSPF ≥ 8.5/SEER ≥ 15 *1

ENERGY STAR Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

Must be rated minimum of 2.00 Energy Factor. See Energy Advisor for list of qualifying equipment.

Attic Insulation & Air Sealing

R-49 minimum required in open attic; cathedral ceilings will vary with rafter depth. Must perform air sealing in attics prior to adding insulation.*2

Wall Insulation

R-19 minimum; fill wall cavity where R-19 not possible. For solid walls such as brick or concrete, exterior rigid insulation must be added to a level of > R-10

Foundation (Crawl Space or Basement) Insulation & Air Sealing

Crawlspace as outlined in the 2012 IECC. R-15 continuous or R-19 cavity insulation with a vapor-permeable air barrier over insulation. Crawlspaces must have sealed vapor barrier over dirt crawl space floor and ventilation, per 2012 IECC.

Sub-Floor or Frame Floor Insulation & Air Sealing

R-30 minimum, over unconditioned space only (i.e., cantilevers, floors over unconditioned crawl, over garage, etc.). Fill enclosed floor cavities when R-30 is not possible.

Professionally Applied Air Sealing (No Do-It-Yourself!)

Air infiltration levels must be measured by a blower door before & after improvement. Mechanical ventilation recommended if air changes/hour are below 0.35 NACH.

Duct Insulation

R-8 minimum, in unconditioned space only

1If a suitable heat pump matching these specifications is not available, contact your EnergySmart Advisor to determine if an allowance can be made.
2For Attic Insulation and Air Sealing: Air sealing requirements include the sealing of the void directly above all accessible exterior top plates in attic space.

Solar Rebates

Eligibility

Solar PV & Solar Thermal Grant

Funds generated by the Solar Rebate Ordinance are used to provide grants for the installation of solar systems on individual housing units owned and occupied by low-to-moderate income-qualified residents within Boulder city limits according to the following structure:

  • $1 per watt based on system capacity
  • Limited to 50% of total project costs after other incentives are applied
  • $8,000 maximum cap

For more information, please visit the city’s solar grant program page.

Solar PV & Solar Thermal Tax Rebate

The City of Boulder offers a sales and use tax rebate on solar electric or solar thermal (hot water) systems. The city may rebate approximately 15 percent of the city sales and use tax paid on materials and permits for the solar installation. For more information, please visit the city’s solar tax rebate page.

Boulder has carbon emissions reduction and renewable energy goals, which can be viewed here. Reducing natural gas use in residential homes through electrification of heating systems provides environmental, health, comfort, and financial benefits, particularly when done in conjunction with adding solar to a home.

Consider these bundled upgrades to switch fuel sources used by your heating and cooling systems and add solar to receive additional rebates up to $1,500. Can be combined with equipment and insulation upgrade rebates.1

Fuel Switching Rebates

Eligibility

Replace natural gas equipment

New installation of electric equipment. $500 per unit up to $1,000

Remove2 a natural gas furnace or boiler

ENERGY STAR Cold Climate Rated Air Source Heat Pump (incl. Mini-Splits Cooling & Heating units) Must be NEEP.org certified.


ENERGY STAR Ground Source Heat Pump


Non-Cold Climate Rated ENERGY STAR Air Source Heat Pump (incl. Mini-Split Cooling & Heating units)

Modify natural gas furnace with heat pump add-on

Ducted split system with controls to use the heat pump as the primary and the gas furnace as back-up or secondary heat source.

Remove natural gas stove/cooktop

Replace with Induction Cooktop or Stove. Homeowner
must provide before and after pictures of original natural
gas appliance and installed cooktop or induction stove
plus receipt/proof of purchase. $200 flat rebate.

Remove natural gas water heater

ENERGY STAR Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

Solar

Installation of solar PV (requires removal of either a natural gas furnace or natural gas water heater)

Solar PV

$500 per installation

1 Must meet eligibility requirement including use of Xcel Energy approved or EnergySmart contractor to be eligible for equipment
and insulation rebates.
2 Boiler systems do not require physical removal if there is documentation from installer indicating heat pump installation is appropriately sized to meet the heating needs for the home.

• Rebates are only available to EnergySmart participants and for the measures listed. Engagement in EnergySmart and pre-project qualification must occur before purchasing an eligible appliance or completing the energy efficiency project for which a rebate is being applied for.
• Rebates and grants are only available for upgrades completed on residential units within the City of Boulder and are funded by the City of Boulder’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) tax and Solar Rebate Ordinance.
• Rebate and grant funds are limited, subject to change, and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Rebates and grants will be awarded based on the levels published at the time that an invoice for work completed has been submitted to EnergySmart.
• To be eligible for EnergySmart services, rebates and grants, all work must meet all applicable building or energy codes, all required permits must be obtained, and Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) testing must occur as a health/safety measure before and after the upgrade depending on the type of upgrade.
• Unless otherwise specified, any product or installation must meet current ENERGY STAR standards at minimum, if such standards exist for that given product or application.
• Rebates and grants cannot exceed the cost of the upgrade after all other rebates are applied.
• Total rebate dollars awarded will not exceed 50% of the total project cost.
• All work and eligible upgrades must be installed, completed and invoiced before December 31, 2022 to qualify for these rebates.
• Solar installations must be completed within 12 months of grant approval.
• Bundled fuel switching upgrades may require additional verification to ensure displacement and/or replacement. Please contact an EnergySmart Advisor early to discuss improvements and verification for these rebates. Invoices and pictures are part of the rebate process.
• For Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs): A thermostatic expansion valve (TXV) is required to help regulate refrigerant flow to the indoor components with precision and efficiency.
• For Attic Insulation and Air Sealing: Air sealing requirements include the sealing of the void directly above all accessible exterior top plates in attic space.

City of Longmont Retrofit Rebate Offerings

Please visit the Efficiency Works website for more information about the City of Longmont’s Retrofit Rebate Offerings.

Rebates can be combined with any relevant EnergySmart or Utility Incentive

Need to upgrade your HVAC or water heating system? Efficient HVAC systems can save you money on your utility bills and make your home more comfortable.

Inefficient windows can decrease your comfort and increase your utility costs. We offer rebates on windows that meet Northern Climate Energy Star® specifications.

Increase comfort by air sealing the home’s envelope and increasing insulation.

Eligible customers can get instant rebates on smart thermostats, LED lighting, efficient water products and more

To be eligible for the Efficiency Works Homes retrofit rebate program, you must:

  1. Be a residential electric customer of Estes Park Power and Communications, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power & Communications or Loveland Water and Power.
  2. Occupy a single-family detached home or an attached townhouse that is more than one year old.
    1. New construction, multifamily and mobile homes are not eligible for this program.
    2. Multifamily homes meeting eligibility requirements can participate in the Efficiency Works Business multifamily program. Visit www.EfficiencyWorks.org/business/multi-family to learn more.
  3. Complete a home efficiency assessment prior to making improvements that qualify for rebates.
    1. Window improvement projects can be made prior to completing an assessment; rebate funds will be released after an assessment has been completed.
    2. HVAC upgrades are exempt from the assessment requirement.
  4. Work must be completed by an Efficiency Works service provider. Selfinstalled/”Do-it-yourself” improvements do not qualify for rebates.

Xcel Energy Programs & Rebates

Please visit the Xcel Energy Program and Rebates page for each program’s conditions and more information about their rebate offerings.

Rebates can be combined with any relevant EnergySmart or City/Town Incentive

Save money and improve your home’s comfort with a smart thermostat.

Save money on LED bulbs and brighten your home with these discounts.

Earn a rebate and reduce energy costs for the appliance that is the second largest energy user in your home.

From HVAC equipment rebates to energy-efficient upgrades – find smarter ways to manage your home’s comfort.

For a limited time Xcel Energy is offering bonus rebates to customers who install an eligible air source heat pump. 

Earn a rebate and protect your home from costly energy loss.

For a limited time Xcel Energy is offering bonus rebates to customers whose homes suffered smoke damage in the Marshall Fire.

Earn a rebate on cellular shades that help keep your home comfortable year-round.

Explore the benefits, potential savings, and logistics of electric transportation to see if an EV is right for you.

The Xcel Energy store is stocked with items to help you save money and improve your home’s comfort.

Town of Lyons

Please visit the MEAN Utility Energy Efficiency Programs page for each program’s conditions and more information about their rebate offerings.

Rebates can be combined with any relevant EnergySmart, Utility, or City/Town Incentive

If you have a home Wi-Fi connection and a central air-conditioning or heat pump system, you may qualify for an incentive of up to $100 for installing a qualifying smart thermostat.

Customers participating in the Residential Attic Insulation Program are eligible for an incentive of $0.15 / square foot with a maximum incentive amount of $300 per existing residential dwelling. New construction and/or additions do not qualify.

A $30 incentive is available to homeowners that have their cooling system tuned up, regardless of what type or age of cooling system it is (air conditioner, air or water source heat pump).

Your heating and cooling system is likely the largest user of energy in your home. Installing a high efficiency heat pump can save up to 50% on your home heating bills as they deliver energy more efficiently than other sources. Having your contractor complete a performance verification test will ensure your heat pump is performing at or near its rated capacity

Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association

Please visit the PVREA’s rebates page for program conditions and more information about their rebate offerings.

Rebates can be combined with any relevant EnergySmart, Utility, or City/Town Incentive

New appliances purchased by a co-op member in the last 90 days with an ENERGY STAR Rating are eligible for a rebate from PVREA.

Heating and cooling accounts for more than 50% of your home’s energy bill. So do it efficiently, and PVREA can help you out.

LED light bulbs use about 70-90% less energy than the traditional incandescent bulb. Start saving now on your energy bill, and with a rebate from your cooperative.

See the rebates below for outdoor power equipment including electric bikes, electric snow blowers, and more!

See the rebates below for EV charging.

Smart thermostats automatically adjust heating and cooling temperature settings in your home for optimal performance.

United Power

Please visit the United Power’s rebates page for program conditions and more information about their rebate offerings.

Rebates can be combined with any relevant EnergySmart, Utility, or City/Town Incentive

Save on select new Google Nest or Honeywell smart thermostats with an exclusive member rebate. Couple your new smart thermostat with Smart Rewards to receive even more savings.

United Power members can receive rebates on the purchase of new Energy Star® and other qualified appliances. Recycle an old refrigerator or freezer for an additional rebate.

United Power members qualify for exclusive rebates on outdoor electric power equipment to help them beautify and electrify their outdoor spaces.

A heat pump is the most advanced and efficient heating and cooling system available today. Choosing an energy efficient heat pump is the best purchase you can make for your home.

Electric heating is an energy efficient heating alternative for homes. Electricity is converted to thermal energy and stored as heat during off-peak periods to be used during on-peak periods.

Your water heater is the second largest energy user in your home. Shouldn’t it be as energy efficient as possible? Consider upgrading your water heater to an electric water heater.

Using a whole-house fan to pull cool, outdoor air into your home can help you keep cool and save energy — and you’ll earn a rebate from United Power.

Colorado RENU Loan

Please visit the RENU Loan page for the program’s conditions and more information about the loan program.

The Colorado RENU Loan is a statewide residential loan program sponsored by the Colorado Clean Energy Fund in partnership with Colorado-based credit unions. It makes home energy upgrades easy and affordable by offering low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. For more information on how to get started click learn more below.

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