Residential rebates for home insulation
and air sealing

Properly insulating and air-sealing your home can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs. It cuts off the drafts and makes your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

Rebates for home insulation and air sealing vary depending on your utility provider. Look in the table below for links to information about home insulation rebates.

To find insulation contractors, open the "Contractor locator" at left.

If you need advice about what to pursue, how to work with contractors or how to submit rebate paperwork, call Garfield Clean Energy for free energy coaching. (970) 704-9200. Se habla espanol. Click here to get started online with a simple form.

Utility clean energy rebates

  • Can be combined with community clean energy bonus rebates (below) to make your upgrade more affordable.
  • Total rebate amount cannot exceed 50% of total project cost.

Black Hills Energy

Natural gas customers

For homes 5 years or older

Newer homes are eligible for Residential New Construction Program.

Black Hills Energy

Home energy evaluation required prior to insulation work being done in order to receive rebate.

$0.50 per sq.ft. up to $850 for R-13+ or maximum fill wall insulation

$0.50 per sq.ft. up to $250 for R-15 to R19 foundation or basement insulation

$0.25 per sq.ft. up to $250 for R-15 to R19 rim and band joist insulation

Click here for details.

Holy Cross Energy

Rebates in this category offered ONLY for all-electric homes


Holy Cross Energy


Air sealing required prior to insulation work.

Blower door test required pre-install and post-install.

30% up to $400 for air sealing. Required measure for any other insulation rebates.

$100 bonus for 25% or higher leakage reduction.

30% up to $300 each for attic, floor and foundation insulation

30% up to $700 for exterior wall insulation

Click here for details about Holy Cross Energy's insulation rebates

Xcel Energy

Electric service and/or natural gas customers

Xcel Energy

$175 to $450 for air sealing, bypass sealing and weatherstripping, depending on heating type and level of reduction in air infiltration.

$350 to $600 for attic insulation, depending on heating type.

$350 to $600 for wall insulation, depending on heating type.

Click here for info on Xcel Energy home insulation rebate options.

Glenwood Springs Electric

Offered for all customers

25% up to $500 for air sealing

25% up to $500 for insulation

Click here for Glenwood Springs Electric rebate details

Community clean energy bonus rebates

  • Can be combined with utility rebates (above) to make your upgrade more affordable.
  • Total rebate amount cannot exceed 50% of total project cost.

Garfield Clean Energy

Western Garfield County residents, Parachute to New Castle & Canyon Creek

Garfield Clean Energy

Get free advice from an energy coach with Garfield Clean Energy. See list at right.

CORE's Energy Smart Colorado program

Roaring Fork Valley residents only, Aspen to Glenwood Springs


Energy Smart Colorado

NOTE: Energy Smart Colorado home energy assessment required.

CORE, the Community Office for Resource Efficiency, offers rebates for a variety of energy projects.
To learn more, call CORE at (970) 925-9775 or visit


Home energy calculator

Energy Star

Energy Star
Home Energy Yardstick

Online consumer guides


American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

Consumer Guide to Home Energy Efficiency Savings

ACEEE Consumer Guide to the Building Envelope: Walls, Attic, Basement, Doors and Windows

Contact an Energy Coach


Maisa Metcalf (se habla español)
(970) 704-9200 ext. 1101

Brandon Jones
(970) 704-9200 ext. 1103

Federal tax credit for home insulation

Federal tax credits for insulation expired on Dec. 31, 2013.