Xcel Energy - Residential ENERGY STAR Rebate Program (Colorado)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name Xcel Energy - Residential ENERGY STAR Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Construction, Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Clothes Washers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Dishwasher, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Evaporative Coolers, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Heat Pump Water Heaters, Energy Audits, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Air Sealing and Weatherstripping: $160

Attic Insulation and Bypass Sealing: $350
High Efficiency Lighting: $40
Wall Insulation: $800
Set Back Thermostat: $25
Furnaces: $170 - $200
Boiler: $160
Electric Heat Pump: $550
Ground Source Heat Pump: $300/ton
Central AC: $300 - $550
Evaporative Cooling (Replacement/First Install): $125 - $625
Evaporative Cooling (Whole House): $1000
Tankless Water Heater: $200
Power Vented Water Heater: $100
ENERGY STAR Refrigerator: $15
ENERGY STAR Dishwasher: $15
ENERGY STAR Clothes Washer: $70

Equipment Requirements Attic Insulation must be R-19 and increase by R-25

Air Sealing/Weatherstripping: 15% air leakage reduction
CFLs, install 20
Wall Insulation must be above grade and wall cavity 90% void
Tankless Water Heater: 0.82 EF
Water Heater: Above 0.67 EF or 0.80 EF depending on rebate
Furnace 92%+ AFUE depending on rebate
Boiler: 85% EF
A/C: 14.5+ SEER depending on rebate

Funding Source Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

Maximum Incentive Ground Source Heat Pump: $1500

Program Administrator Xcel Energy
Website http://www.xcelenergy.com/xe-en/Save_Money_&_Energy/Find_a_Rebate
Date added to DSIRE 2009-09-24
Last DSIRE Review 2012-11-05
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Xcel provides new ENERGY STAR Home owners with cash rebates to residential builders and customers who receive electric and service from the utility. Homes purchasing natural gas from Xcel Energy can also receive free HERS Rating, Energy Star and Tax Credit Verification, and Onsite Consulting through this program. To participate, the homeowner must first have a qualifying energy audit performed on their home through Xcel Energy. The audit includes a blower door test to establish natural air changes in the home and determine eligibly for the air sealing rebate.

The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program pays incentives for existing homes receiving gas and electric service from Xcel to take a whole-house approach to energy savings. Qualifying customers must complete three required improvements (airsealing/insulation/CFLs) and select at least two optional improvements. Customers must complete all improvements before they are eligible to receive rebates. After a Home Energy Audit, participating contractors install the customer's recommended improvements to be inspected by "Lightly Treading," which will collect receipts and submit rebate paperwork. Customers are not eligible to receive rebates from Home Performance with ENERGY STAR as well as other Xcel Energy programs for the same improvement.

More program details and requirements are available on the Company’s web site.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Xcel Energy Rebate Operations
Department Xcel Energy
Division Residential Programs
Address P.O. Box 829

Place Minneapolis, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 55440-0829
Phone (800) 895-4999
Phone 2 (651) 994-1234

Email Inquire@xcelenergy.com
Website http://www.xcelenergy.com/

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"