Properly insulating and sealing a home can help reduce your heating and cooling costs by up to 20% or up to 10% on your total annual energy * and make your home more comfortable. Xcel Energy has partnered with the Governor's Energy Office's Insulate Colorado program to offer cash rebates to qualifying homeowners in the Xcel Energy service area.
The rebates will be issued for the installation of either attic or exterior wall insulation and basic air sealing measures, performed by an Insulate Colorado approved contractor (do-it-yourself projects are not eligible).
The rebates cover 20 percent of the total cost of insulation and air sealing upgrades or $300, whichever is less. Rebates will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until program funding is exhausted. This is a limited time offer, so contact an approved contractor today!
How to Participate
1) Homeowners must be residents of the Xcel Energy Service Area.
2) If you are a resident of the eligible area, select an approved Insulate Colorado contractor to perform the work. For a current list of approved contractors visit the Governor’s Energy Office website: http://www.colorado.gov/energy/residential/InsulateColoradoContractors.asp
3) Complete the work. Remember to review the program guidelines below.
4) Download, complete and submit the rebate form. Forms are specific to the jurisdiction, so make sure you use the correct one.
5) In addition to the rebate form, submit the following documentation to Xcel Energy.
§ A copy of the contractor's invoice showing total job costs and measures installed.
§ A copy of the official insulation card that will be provided by the installer demonstrating that sufficient insulation was applied to the area.
6) Receive your rebate check from Xcel Energy and put it in the bank! Once you submit the required materials, and assuming you have met all of the program guidelines below, you will receive rebate approval within 4 - 6 weeks.
* According to ENERGY STAR, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Please see http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=home_sealing.hm_improvement_sealing for more information.
Insulate Colorado Program Guidelines
- Rebates are only available to homes located within the Xcel Energy Service Area.
- Insulation and air sealing upgrades must be performed on an existing residential dwelling.
- Rebate is not available for new construction.
- Applicants must own the residence and be the official homeowner of record.
- Only one rebate per address.
- Rebate is for attic or exterior wall insulation and air sealing upgrades only.
- Insulation must be upgraded to determined minimum R-Values for the climate zone as recommended by the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code.
- The program does not require upgrading of insulation or air sealing in all areas of the home.
- Insulation and air sealing upgrades must be completed by an eligible contractor company.
- View the list here. http://www.colorado.gov/energy/residential/InsulateColoradoContractors.asp
- Do-it-Yourself insulation and air sealing upgrade projects are not eligible for the rebate.
- Eligible contractor must install insulation and air sealing measures according to the program requirements presented during the "contractor eligibility seminar."
- Copies of all contractor invoices and official insulation cards must be submitted with the Homeowner Rebate Request Form.
- Failure to provide required information may result in denial of rebate.
- Rebates are limited to 20 percent of the total cost of insulation and air sealing upgrades or $300, whichever is less.
- Rebate is offered on a first-come, first-served basis until program funds have been depleted.
- Xcel Energy reserves the right to inspect the installed rebated materials and work. If such a residence does not have the qualifying material or work installed, the homeowner may be required to pay back the rebate and the contractor will be deemed ineligible to offer rebate to future customers.
For more information about Insulate Colorado rebates, please contact: www.xcelenergy.com
For more information about the Governor’s Energy Office please visit www.colorado.gov/energy .