Garfield County residents offered rebate program |

Garfield County residents offered rebate program

RIFLE, Colorado – Garfield County residents are invited to take advantage of another rebate program promoting energy efficiency.

The Garfield Clean Energy Challenge for Homes is a countywide effort to save energy, save money and make homes more comfortable.

The challenge offers free Online energy tracking, a free home energy audit, and rebate boosters for selected energy efficiency upgrades. Rebates can be used for high energy bills or go toward energy efficient upgrades.

The Challenge for Homes programs will rebate 100 percent of homeowner’s out-of-pocket costs for the audit, up to $350, while funds last, and also offers rebate boosters up to $500 on select home energy efficiency measures.

Rebate boosters cover insulation and air sealing, a furnace tune-up and safety check, heat tape timers, and upgrades to high-efficiency furnaces, boilers, water heaters, evaporative coolers and central air conditioner units.

These rebates can be used in conjunction with existing rebates for energy efficiency offered by Xcel Energy, Holy Cross Energy or Source Gas. Some measures may also be eligible for the 30 percent federal tax credit.

Homeowners are encouraged to start with home energy audits, which can be arranged through Xcel Energy, Holy Cross Energy or SourceGas, or by calling any home energy auditor listed on the Garfield Clean Energy website.

Homeowners can enroll in GreenQuest, a free online energy tracking service, to track energy savings and utility bills.

For complete information on Green Quest, the Clean Energy Challenge for Homes and to download rebate booster application forms, visit or call CLEER at (970) 704-9200.

The rebates are offered on a first-come first-served basis through Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER), who manages the Challenge, using federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds allocated to Garfield County.

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