Colorado - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

September 01, 2011


Note: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing a total of $300 million to U.S. states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to establish rebate programs for new energy-efficient appliances that replace existing appliances in homes. Each state and territory has designed its own program. Rebates will be available until the state or territory program's funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state or territory before making purchasing decisions.

The Colorado Governor's Energy Office (GEO) is offering rebates to homeowners who purchase and install certain energy efficient appliances, heating equipment and weatherization materials. To be eligible for appliance rebates, the old appliance must be uninstalled and properly recycled. Rebates are only available for equipment purchased on or after April 19, 2010 while funds are available. Interested Colorado homeowners can apply for the rebates online at the website above. After receiving a reservation confirmation from the GEO, the homeowner can go ahead with the purchase.

In addition to these rebates for energy efficient equipment, the GEO also has rebates for certain renewable energy purchases.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Colorado Governor's Energy Office
Start Date: 4/19/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Clothes Washers,Dishwasher,Refrigerators/Freezers,Water Heaters,Furnaces,Boilers,Duct/Air sealing,Building Insulation,Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Incentive Amount: Clothes Washers: $75
Dishwashers: $50
Refrigerators: $50 w/out recycling, $100 w/ proof of recycling
Gas Tank-less Water Heaters: $300
High Performance or Gas Condensing Water Heaters (Includes propane and natural gas): $200
Gas Condensing Furnaces: $500
Gas Boilers: $400
Energy Audits: Tiered rebate between $25 to $100 depending on cost of audit
Insulation and Air Sealing: 40% of cost up to $600 if a local incentive covers 0% - 25% of the cost. Rebate will be lower is local incentive is larger than 25%
Duct Sealing: 40% of cost up to $150
Energy Monitor: 40% of the cost up to $100.
Installation Requirements: Clothes washers, dishwashers and refrigerators can be self-installed. All other equipment must be installed by a contractor.

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.