Rebate available for home insulation in Garfield County
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Garfield New Energy Communities Initiative and the Governor’s Energy Office are offering a rebate of up to $450 for insulation and air sealing to Garfield County residents.
GNECI and the Governor’s Energy Office are offering to pay the first $150 of home insulation project costs, plus 20 percent of the remaining project costs up to $300, according to GNECI spokeswoman Heather McGregor.
Garfield County households that are customers of Xcel Energy or SourceGas natural gas grids already have access to utility rebates for home insulation and air sealing, McGregor said. This offer is for propane and all-electric households that are off the natural gas grid.
To qualify for the rebate, the insulation and air sealing work can be done on any residential unit in Garfield County heated with propane, or all-electric baseboards. However, the work must be done by an approved contractor. A list of local approved contractors is on the GNECI website, http://www.garfieldcleanenergy.org.
Because of limited funding, GNECI is issuing rebate reservations to propane and all-electric users. Applicants should contact an insulation contractor, get a bid, then submit a rebate reservation form to GNECI. Home owners will have 90 days to have the work completed.
More information and applications can be found at the GNECI website.
The website also offers information on home energy efficiency and renewable energy rebates, as well as discounts for households throughout Garfield County.
The website explains rebate and clean energy programs for natural gas and electric utilities that serve Garfield County residents, including Xcel Energy, SourceGas, Holy Cross Energy and Glenwood Springs Electric. Information about other programs through GNECI, the Governor’s Energy Office and the Community Office for Resource Efficiency can also be found there.
According to McGregor, the website streamlines the information, making it much more accessible for residents to see exactly which rebates they qualify for. McGregor said county residents are served by two natural gas and three electric utilities with different territories, providing 11 different utility combinations within the county.
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