Residential rebates for hot water heating

Energy CoachHot water heating is a significant energy expense in most homes, accounting for 14 to 25 percent of total energy use.

A high-effciency tank or tankless water heater system can deliver energy savings and an even, reliable water heating system.

Rebates for hot water heating systems vary depending on your utility provider. Look in the table below for links to information about hot water heating rebates.

To find hot water heating contractors, open the "Contractor locator" at left.

If you need advice about what to pursue, how to work with contractors or how to submit rebate paperwork, call Garfield Clean Energy for free energy coaching. (970) 704-9200. Se habla espanol. Click here to get started online with a simple form.

Utility clean energy rebates

  • Can be combined with community clean energy bonus rebates (below) to make your upgrade more affordable.
  • Total rebate amount cannot exceed 50% of total project cost.

Black Hills Energy

Natural gas customers

Black Hills Energy

$300 for EF 0.82+ tankless water heater, plus $25 for tank wrap, pipe wrap and caulk.

Click here for Black Hills Energy hot water heating rebate details

Xcel Energy

Natural gas and/or
electric customers

Xcel Energy

$70 for EF 0.67+ tank water heater - natural gas
$100 for EF 0.90+ tankless water heater - natural gas
$450 for heat pump water heater - electric

Click here for Xcel Energy
hot water heating rebates

Holy Cross Energy

Electric customers

Holy Cross Energy

30% up to $450 for electric heat pump water heater

Click here for Holy Cross Energy water heating rebates

Glenwood Springs Electric

Extra rebates offered for all-electric homes


25% up to $500 for an electric tank water heater (92% efficiency or higher) or electric heat pump water heater

Click here to apply for an electric hot water rebate.

Community clean energy bonus rebates

  • Can be combined with utility rebates (above) to make your upgrade more affordable.
  • Total rebate amount cannot exceed 50% of total project cost.

Garfield Clean Energy

Western Garfield County residents, Parachute to New Castle & Canyon Creek

Garfield Clean Energy

Get free advice from an energy coach with Garfield Clean Energy. See list at right.


Roaring Fork Valley residents only, Aspen to Glenwood Springs


Energy Smart Colorado

25% up to $500 for high-efficiency gas or electric tank heaters, tankless heaters, electric heat pump water heater or indirect sidearm water heater.

Click here for details and forms



Online consumer guides


American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

Consumer Guide to
Home Energy Savings

Information on building envelope, heating, cooling, ventilation, water heating, lighting, refrigeration, home electronics, laundry, dishwashing and cooking.

Contact an Energy Coach

Maisa Metcalf (se habla español)
(970) 704-9200

Brandon Jones
(970) 704-9200

Matt Shmigelsky
(970) 704-9200

Shelley Kaup
(970) 704-9200

Erica Sparhawk
(970) 704-9200

Appliance Rebate Finder

Check out this tool to dial in the appliance you are considering with the rebates available from your electric utility.

Info for dishwashers, clothes washers, refrigerators, freezers, water heaters, boilers, furnaces, central AC, heat pumps and thermostats.

This service provided by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives