Garfield Clean Energy upgrade rebate funds available until Aug. 31 |

Garfield Clean Energy upgrade rebate funds available until Aug. 31

Garfield Clean Energy and CLEER have additional money available for energy upgrades in homes or businesses, but time is limited. Home and business owners in Garfield County who get energy upgrades this summer have until Aug. 31 to apply for the rebates.

“Because of the short time frame for Garfield Clean Energy to be able to offer this rebate money, we’re going to allow homeowners who complete two or more projects to get up to $1,000 in rebates. Business owners can get up to $2,500 on qualifying projects that increase their energy efficiency,” said Erica Sparhawk of CLEER, the nonprofit that manages Garfield Clean Energy.

Upgrades such as insulation and air sealing, installation of energy-efficient furnaces, boilers and water heaters, equipment tune-ups, and heat-tape timers are eligible for rebates. This summer is a great time for families and businesses to maximize their utility bill savings with these rebate offers, she said.

“Insulation and air sealing also keep homes and businesses cooler during heat waves like we’ve had the last few weeks,” said CLEER energy coach Maisa Metcalf.

To be eligible, rebate applications must be submitted after the upgrade is complete and no later than Aug. 31.

“We encourage homeowners and businesses to call an energy coach right away to get expert advice on eligible upgrades, working with contractors, and maximizing rebates offered by Garfield Clean Energy and our area’s gas and electric utilities,” said Sparhawk.

To contact your energy coach, call CLEER at 970-704-9200.

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