Improve your home’s efficiency and lower your bills

GCE offers free energy coaching to Garfield County homeowners and renters

Garfield Clean Energy has helped over 1,200 families from Parachute to Carbondale reduce their energy costs by as much as 25 percent. That equates to savings of up to $500 a year, based on the U.S. average!

The typical home loses energy through leaky windows and ducts, old appliances, and inefficient heating and lighting. Plugging those leaks is a one-time investment that will lower your utility bills for years to come.

Energy efficiency upgrades also make your home more comfortable. They'll eliminate drafts and cold spots, and keep your home cool in the hot summer months. 

Our energy coaches can help you make smart decisions about making energy efficiency upgrades to your home. Get free advice on:

  • The most cost-effective measures for your situation
  • Utility rebates to help lower your costs
  • Additional assistance for income-qualified households
  • Discounted professional home energy assessments
  • Low-interest financing
  • Local contractors who specialize in efficiency and solar projects

Get started today!

Or contact one of our energy coaches via email or phone (970-704-9200, ext. 1).

Need financial assistance?

Households in Garfield County within certain income ranges may qualify for FREE home energy efficiency programs. Click here for info.

Take advantage of utility rebates

Most energy-efficiency projects qualify for decent utility rebates, which makes them all the more worth doing. However, the patchwork of rebates offered in our region is pretty complicated, so let one of our energy coaches guide you.

For reference, here’s a chart of rebates available to Garfield County residents. (Note that CORE has discontinued its rebates in Garfield County effective Jan. 1, 2021.)

Glenwood Springs Electric customers

Glenwood Springs Electric's rebate program is administered by CLEER (the same organization that runs Garfield Clean Energy's programs). Here's a downloadable flyer that lists all the rebates available to GWSE customers. 

We still recommend that you talk to one of our energy coaches to get the full rundown of rebates you qualify for, but if you already know what you want and just want to claim a rebate, here's the GWSE rebate form.

Start with a home energy assessment

A home energy assessment (or audit) is an affordable first step to learn which upgrades your home needs to be more comfortable and energy efficient.

The 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. (See this blog post about local residents who are sold on the benefits of a home energy audit.)

Energy assessment programs and costs vary according to where you live and who provides your electricity and natural gas (our new ReEnergize program offers a $150 rebate for some Xcel customers). Contact one of our energy coaches to get started.

Need a contractor?

Use our Contractor Locator to find qualified local contractors that provide the services you’re looking for.

Need project financing?

The Colorado RENU program offers low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. More info here.