Home & Building Electrification Rebates

Annual Available Rebates Available

*Additional rebates apply for Town of VailTown of Avon, and Edwards Metro District residents. 


$3,000/yearResidential
Electrification Rebate
  • Rebate not to exceed 50% of total project costs for any project, when combined with all utility rebates

 



$6,000/yearCommercial
Electrification Rebate
  • Rebate not to exceed 50% of total project costs for any project, when combined with all utility rebates

 



$4,000/yearLMI Household
Electrification Rebate

 


These are in addition to project-specific requirements (which are detailed below)

  • Home Energy Assessment or Business Energy Walkthrough is required prior to a rebate being processed, and
    preferred prior to implementing upgrades.
  • Must apply for the rebate online within 90 days of the date on the paid invoice.
  • Must provide proof (photos) of the completed project.
  • Provide an electronic version of your invoice(s)/receipt(s), and any applicable spec sheets, which can be uploaded as part of the online application or emailed to your Walking Mountains energy coach.
  • Project costs may include materials and labor costs; no tax or permit expenses are included.
  • Rebates are for existing buildings only.
  • Rebate checks will be distributed within 4-6 weeks of receiving the completed rebate application & providing all required documentation.
  • Colorado state regulation requires proper disposal of mercury-containing lamps (HIDs, all linear and u-bend
    fluorescents, CFLs, 2- 4-pin CFLs, and circular fluorescent, as an example).
  • Rebates may be assigned to the contractor completing the project, and this credit must be shown on the
    invoice.
  • Walking Mountains reserves the right to inspect the project after completion.
  • Walking Mountains is not liable or responsible for any act or omission of any party, consumer, or contractor
    whatsoever. Walking Mountains is not liable for rebates promised to consumers as a result of a contractor
    misrepresenting the program.
  • Rebates are subject to change and/or discontinue without notice. Funding is limited. Applications will be
    accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Walking Mountains reserves the right to refuse payment and participation if the consumer or contractor violates
    program rules and procedures.

Questions? Contact an Energy Coach

Residential Air Source Heat Pump

Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners for all climates. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to transfer heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. Because they transfer heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can efficiently provide comfortable temperatures for your home year-round.

Ductless, mini-split-system heat pumps (mini-splits) make good retrofit add-ons to houses with “non-ducted” heating systems, such as hydronic (hot water heat), radiant panels, and space heaters (wood, kerosene, propane). They can also be a good choice for room additions where extending or installing distribution ductwork is not feasible.

Like standard air-source heat pumps, mini-splits have two main components — an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor air-handling unit.

More Information about Heat Pumps & Mini-Splits:
Air-Source Heat Pump Buying Guide
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps

To Qualify For Rebates:

  • The home must be heated with natural gas or propane and switched to electric
  • Ducted: HSPF 9+; Ductless: HSPF 10+
  • The compressor must be variable capacity (three or more distinct operating speeds, or continuously variable)
  • Must be rated for cold climates and provide heat down to 5°F or lower
    • Recommend investing in hyper heat (Mitsubishi), low ambient or extra low-temperature heat pumps
      that heat to -13°F or lower
  • Load calculation required for the correct size outside unit and derate for high elevation
  • Must be used as the primary heat source in the home/building

Image of Heat Pump (Hybrid) Water Heater

Heat Pump Water Heaters can save a household of 4 approximately $350 per year on its electric bills compared to a standard electric water heater and up to $3,750 over the HPWH’s lifetime. Larger families — that typically use more hot water — will save even more! More…

To Qualify For Rebates:

  • The existing water heater must be natural gas or propane and switch to electric
  • Must be labeled ENERGY STAR® and installed per manufacturer’s specifications

Diagram of a heat pump clothes dryer

A heat pump dryer works as a closed-loop system by heating the air using it to remove moisture from the clothes. They are easy to install since they don’t require ventilation and can reduce energy use by at least 28% compared to standard dryers. They also dry laundry at low temperatures, so they are gentler on clothes. More…

To Qualify For Rebates:

  • Existing clothes dryer must be natural gas or propane and switching to electric
  • Must be labeled ENERGY STAR®

Induction Cooktop

Induction cooking is often considered one of the most efficient cooking technologies. With this technology, up to 90% of the energy consumed is transferred to the food, compared to about 74% for traditional electric systems and 40% for gas.

To Qualify For Rebate:

  • The existing stove/range must be natural gas or propane and switched to electric
  • Total project cost can include cookware that works with induction
  • Both standalone cooktops and ranges with built-in induction cooktops are eligible
  • We require a before photo of the old cooktop/range in place and an after photo showing the new induction
    cooktop/range installed

Gas Fireplace Electrification

To Qualify For Rebates:

  • The existing fireplace must be natural gas or propane and switched to electric
  • Must be able to operate new electric fireplace with an option of no heat (flame visual only)
  • We require a before & after photo showing the new fireplace installed

To Qualify For Rebates:

  • Must be related to current or future electrification project(s)
  • Must expand current electrical capacity or upgrade to smart panel(s)
  • Must provide before & after project photos
  • The invoice must include the purpose of the electrical upgrade

To Qualify For Rebates:

  • Self-installed batteries enrolled in Holy Cross Energy’s ToD “Time of day optional rate”
  • Not eligible if obtaining battery through Holy Cross Energy’s “Power +” program.
  • Must Provide:
    • Photo of the installed battery/batteries
    • Invoice must be itemized and include battery type/model and capacity
    • Most Recent Holy Cross Energy Bill showing Time of Use Rate Code (6 or 7 for residential; 26 or 27 for commercial)

To Qualify For Rebates:

  • Must be installed in a multi-family building parking area for public use (free or for a charge)
  • Community-based Level 2 and Level 3 charging stations
  • Must be paid for by the HOA or other group funds
  • It is recommended that you also use the CHARGE AHEAD COLORADO grant
  • Must provide an itemized invoice for labor charges and all equipment charges
  • Must provide a photo of the charger installed and in use, including a photo of the nameplate

Specific rebate details shown above are annual max amounts per household (which may go towards one or more projects until max is reached). All rebate rules listed at the top of this page apply. Each measure has specific requirements to qualify, please talk with an Energy Coach at Walking Mountains before starting your project.