Rebates available to Glenwood Springs Electric customers
Glenwood Springs Electric offers rebates on a number of home energy-efficiency measures through its Sustainability Program. Plus, Glenwood Electric customers qualify for additional rebates through the utility's wholesale electricity provider, MEAN (see below), and Black Hills Energy.
These rebates can cut the cost of such upgrades as:
- Air sealing and insulation
- Heating and cooling systems
- Programmable thermostats
- LED lighting
- Efficient appliances
- Solar systems
Make sure to review the requirements before spending money on a big project. Some kinds of upgrades, such solar installations, require advance enrollment and a home energy assessment to qualify for a rebate. For other measures you can just purchase the item or have the work done, then apply for the rebate.
Glenwood & MEAN pump up the rebates!
Glenwood Springs Electric customers can now take advantage of killer rebates on high-efficiency heat pumps, thanks to extra incentives from the utility's wholesale electric power supplier, MEAN.
The new, combined rebates will cut your price of installing a home heat pump system by $1,400-4,000, depending on the type of system. For full details, see this handout.
Heat pumps can replace heating, cooling or domestic hot water systems. They’re more efficient and cost less to run than conventional gas appliances, and because they run on electricity, they cause fewer emissions that contribute to climate change. In addition, heat pumps can provide both heating in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. You can learn lots more about them in this webinar.
Start with a home energy assessment
As long as you’re looking into rebates, consider having a home energy assessment done. Energy Smart Colorado will do one for you at a discounted flat rate of $100. It's an affordable first step to learn which upgrades your home needs to be more comfortable and energy efficient.
A home energy assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of your home's energy use by a professional home energy analyst. The assessment will reveal the places in your home where insulation is skimpy or where outside air is leaking in. The analyst will also evaluate your furnace, water heater and major home appliances to determine whether replacement or repair is recommended.
You’ll get a written report after the analyst visits your home. The report will list all the measures you can take to make your home more comfortable, safe and energy efficient.