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Boulder County Residential Rebates

Funded by the county’s Sustainability Tax.

The following rebates are available to EnergySmart participants residing in Boulder County (sign up here). Additional rebates are available to people residing in manufactured housing.

In order to receive a rebate residents must work with an EnergySmart advisor and pre-qualify before making a purchase or beginning a project. Rebates are available on a first-come first-served basis. Additional requirements are listed at the bottom of this page. Rebates can be combined with any relevant municipality or utility incentive.

To get started, contact an EnergySmart advisor at 303-544-1000 or email info@EnergySmartYes.com. See our Rebate FAQs.

Heat Pump Rebates

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25% of project cost, up to $300

Equipment must meet the following requirements:

  • HSPF2 ≥8.1,
  • Must be ENERY STAR Cold Climate Certified, OR COP ≥ 1.75@5◦F, OR capacity @ 5◦F of at least 70% of BTU @ 47◦F. 
  • Must have thermostatic expansion valve within the appliance

25% of project cost, up to $300

Equipment must meet the following requirements:

  • HSPF2 ≥8.1,
  • Must be ENERY STAR Cold Climate Certified, OR COP ≥ 1.75@5◦F, OR capacity @ 5◦F of at least 70% of BTU @ 47◦F. 
  • Must have thermostatic expansion valve within the appliance

25% of project cost, up to $100

Equipment must meet the following requirements:

  • HSPF2 ≥7.8
  • Must have thermostatic expansion valve within the appliance

25% of project cost, up to $100

Equipment must meet the following requirements:

  • HSPF2 ≥7.8
  • Must have thermostatic expansion valve within the appliance

25% of project cost, up to $300

Equipment must meet the following requirements:

  • 5.5 tons or smaller
  • 14.1 EER
  • Must be ENERGY STAR certified

25% of project cost, up to $300

Equipment must meet the following requirements:

  • COP ≥ 1.75@5◦F

Receive $100

Must be replacing furnace or boiler with air or ground source heat pump. Requires proof of removal.

Weatherization Rebates

25% of project cost, up to $100

Requirements:

  • R-49 minimum required in the open attic; cathedral ceilings will vary with rafter depth but must meet requirements of 2012 IECC.
  • Must perform air sealing in attics before adding insulation. Air sealing requirements include the sealing of the void directly above all accessible exterior top plates in the attic space.
  • Blower Door testing must occur as a health/safety measure before and after the upgrade.
  • Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) testing, if applicable, must occur as a health/safety measure after the upgrade.

25% of project cost, up to $100

Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Blower Door testing must occur as a health/safety measure before and after the upgrade.
  • Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) testing, if applicable, must occur as a health/safety measure after the upgrade.

25% of project cost, up to $100

Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Blower Door testing must occur as a health/safety measure before and after the upgrade.
  • Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) testing, if applicable, must occur as a health/safety measure after the upgrade.

Water Heating Rebates

25% of project cost, up to $100

Requirements:

  • Must be Energy Star certified
  • Must have a minimum Energy Factor of 2.0

Receive $100

Must be replacing gas water heater with electric water heater. Requires proof of removal.

Appliance and Other Rebates

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$100

Must be replacing a gas stove with an electric (induction or resistance) stove. Built-in, drop-in, & freestanding units only (portable stoves not eligible).

Proof of purchase and “before & after” photos required.

25% of the project cost up to $100

Must be ENERGY STAR Certified

$100

Must be replacing a gas dryer with a heat pump or electric dryer.

Proof of purchase and “before & after” photos required.

25% of the project cost up to $100

Must be completed in conjunction with heat pump, induction, solar or EV charger upgrades. Proof of other upgrades required.

Solar Rebates

EnergySage is now offering a $200 rebate to Boulder County customers that go solar through Solar Marketplace.

To learn more, sign up, and qualify for the rebate visit this link, you’ll need this specific page in order to qualify.

All rebates are also listed on this PDF.

The following conditions apply to all of the listed rebates:

  • Rebates are only available to EnergySmart participants (sign up herewho live in the area defined by each rebate.
  • You must sign up and complete pre-project qualification before purchasing an eligible appliance or completing the energy efficiency project.
  • Rebate funds are limited, are subject to change, and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Rebate awards 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 between January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024.
  • Lifetime limit of 2 air source heat pump (including mini-split heat pump) rebates per house.
  • Total lifetime maximum of EnergySmart Boulder County rebates cannot exceed $6,000/owner of multiple properties (including past EnergySmart rebates).
  • 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).
  • *Multi-Family Units of 5 or more are not eligible for EnergySmart rebates.  Contact PACE to learn more about rebates available for Multi-Family properties with 5 or more units.
  • All work must meet all applicable building or energy codes, and all required permits must be obtained.

Additional requirements may include:

  • 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.
  • For certain measures, proof of purchase, installation, and other verification measures may be required, consult with an advisor to learn more.
  • Fuel Switching Rebates may require additional verification to ensure removal of gas systems.
    • Please contact an Energy Advisor to discuss improvements and verification of these rebates. Invoices and pictures are part of the rebate process.

 

Check out the EnergySmart’s rebate FAQ to find answers to commonly asked questions.

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

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