Participation Requirements and Rebates


Choose your path:

The Efficiency Works Homes program offers a variety of options for homeowners to implement improvements.

  • Streamlined Path: Homeowners are offered different package options (good, better, best) for efficiency improvements. Certain Efficiency Works service providers have agreed to standard rates and pricing for package improvements, therefore the Efficiency Works Homes program – along with your Home Efficiency Advisor – select a contractor for your insulation and air seal project. No need to solicit and review bids, we have done the work for you.
  • Standard Path: Homeowners review their assessment report with a Home Efficiency Advisor; choose which improvements they want to complete, solicit bids from Efficiency Works service providers and then select a provider after bids have been reviewed. Your Home Efficiency Advisor can be involved every step along the way, if needed.

Eligibility:

  • Be a residential electric customer of Estes Park Light & Power, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power & Communications or Loveland Water and Power.
  • Occupy a single-family detached home or an attached townhouse that is more than one year old. (New construction, multifamily and mobile homes are not eligible to participate in the Efficiency Works Homes program.) Multifamily homes meeting eligibility requirements can participate in Efficiency Works Multifamily program.
  • Have a home efficiency assessment completed on your home prior to making improvements qualifying for rebates. HVAC and window improvements are exempt from the pre-assessment requirement.
  • Work is required to be completed by an Efficiency Works Service Provider. Homeowner installed/”Do-it-yourself” improvements do not qualify for rebates.

Rebates:


Click on an equipment category below to see what rebates are available. Measure guidelines listed do not represent all of the guidelines for each measure under the Efficiency Works Homes program. View the Program Guide for all measure guideline details. All measures must be installed by a participating service provider. Note that rebate amounts and requirements are subject to change without notice.

Efficiency Measure Gas-Heated Home Rebates Electric-Heated Home Rebates
Tier 1 >25% $200 $300
Tier 2 >33% $300 $400
Tier 3 >50% $400 $500

Measure Guidelines*

  • Tiers are measured air reduction percentage
  • Minimum leakage reduction of 10% must be verified by final blower door test
  • Combustion Safety Test required
Air Sealing
Efficiency Measure Gas-Heated Home Rebates Electric-Heated Home Rebates
Conditioned Crawl Space Up to $500 Up to $750
Cold Crawl Space Up to $250 Up to $375
Basement Wall Up to $550 Up to $900
Cantilever Floor Up to $200 Up to $300
Floor over Garage Up to $200 Up to $300
Wall Up to $500 Up to $750
Attic Up to $500 Up to $750
Cathedral Ceiling Up to $500 Up to $750
Insulation
Measure Guidelines*

  • Rebates are calculated based on square footage up to maximum limit for each area being insulated
  • Rebate amounts are also dependent on the type of insulation used and existing conditions of the home
  • Combustion Safety Test required
Efficiency Measure Gas-Heated Home Rebates Electric-Heated Home Rebates Measure Guidelines*
Duct Sealing and Insulating $200 None Combustion Safety Test required

Efficiency Measure Gas-Heated Home Rebates Electric-Heated Home Rebates Measure Guidelines*
Replacement Windows Up to $750 Up to $1000 Windows must be ENERGY STAR qualified for our Northern Climate
Windows
Efficiency Measure Gas-Heated Home Rebates Electric-Heated Home Rebates Measure Guidelines*
Air Handler Blower Motor $150 $150 Replacement situation
Air Handler Blower Motor
Efficiency Measure Gas-Heated Home Rebates Electric-Heated Home Rebates Measure Guidelines*
Mechanical Ventilation (Whole House) 20% of cost up to $400 20% of cost up to $400 Install Ventilation per ASHRAE 62.2 - 2010 mechanical ventilation requirements
Efficiency Measure Gas-Heated Home Rebates Electric-Heated Home Rebates Measure Guidelines*
Heat Pumps N/A $500
  • Replacing an Existing HP or Electric Furnace
  • SEER 14.5 & HSPF 9.0 minimums
Heat Pumps
Efficiency Measure Gas-Heated Home Rebates Electric-Heated Home Rebates Measure Guidelines*
Tier 1, 92% min. AFUE $300 N/A
  • Must be sealed combustion with intake and exhaust to the outside
  • Tier 2 furnace must have multi-stage gas valve and ECM blower motor
Tier 2, 95% min. AFUE $500 N/A
Efficiency Measure Gas-Heated Home Rebates Electric-Heated Home Rebates Measure Guidelines*
Gas Boiler $300 N/A 85% min efficiency
Gas Boiler
Efficiency Measure Gas-Heated Home Rebates Electric-Heated Home Rebates Measure Guidelines*
Tier 1 - Power Vented $100 N/A
  • Replacement situation
  • Tier 1 is not sealed combustion, EF=.62 or greater
  • Tier 2 is sealed combustion, power vented or not, EF= 0.67 or greater
  • Tier 3 is tankless or tank sealed combustion, EF = 0.82 or greater
Tier 2 - Direct vent $200 N/A
Tier 3 - High Efficiency $400 N/A
Water Heater
Efficiency Measure Gas-Heated Home Rebates Electric-Heated Home Rebates Measure Guidelines*
SEER 14.5, EER 12.0 $250 $250
  • New AC Installation or replacement
  • System sized using ACCA Manual J compliant method
SEER 15 .0 , EER 12.5 $350 $350
SEER 16 .0 , EER 13.0 $500 $500
Efficiency Measure Gas-Heated Home Rebates Electric-Heated Home Rebates Measure Guidelines*
Whole House Fan $250 $250
  • One per household limit
  • Must use motorized, insulated dampers
Whole House Fan
Efficiency Measure Gas-Heated Home Rebates Electric-Heated Home Rebates Measure Guidelines*
Evaporative Cooler $500 $500 Must have: inorganic media, thermostat control, automated daily water dump, insulated cover for winter

*All measures must be installed by a participating service provider. Homeowner installed/"Do-it-Yourself" improvements do not qualify for rebates.

The following special conditions also apply:

  • Loveland Water and Power customers can only receive rebates for Tier 2 gas furnaces; rebates are not available for gas boilers or water heaters.
  • Loveland Water and Power customers: rebates for air sealing and insulation must have operational mechanical cooling or primary electric heating to qualify for building envelope improvements.
  • Estes Park Light & Power customer rebates are only applicable for homes with electric heat.