Two new rebates available through Cen$ible Energy efficiency program for 2018
February 13, 2018
CRAIG — The annual home and small business efficiency rebate program, Cen$ible Energy, is in full swing for 2018, including two new rebates.
The community-funded Cen$ible Energy program offers residential energy assessments and rebates for five types of efficiency measures, including LED lights, programmable thermostats, air sealing after an energy audit, and Energy Star-rated dishwashers, clothes washers, refrigerators or freezers. New this year is a $75 rebate for hard-wired heat tape timers. Complete information is available at cen$ibleenergy.org, where rebate requests and receipts can be submitted online.
A comprehensive home energy assessment performed by a local, certified building analyst is available by signing up at energysmartcolorado.com. The audit is free for customers with Yampa Valley Electric Association service and primary home heating by Atmos Energy natural gas. Customers with only one of those utilities pay half price, or $150, for an audit.
As a special offer in 2018, Atmos Energy customers can receive up to $100 in on-site quick fixes installed by the energy auditor, such as a hot water heater wrap or programmable thermostat.
Also new this year, Cen$ible Energy is offering small business energy assessments, with a $200 rebate for the first 10 customers to sign up. The audit service is $500 for businesses up to 10,000 square feet within the YVEA territory. Businesses above that size would pay additional charges. To sign up for a business energy audit, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cen$ible Energy is made possible through funding from YVEA, the city of Steamboat Springs and Alpine Bank. The program is administered by the nonprofit Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. Funding is first-come, first-served and is predicted to last until June 1. Program partners are seeking more community funders to help Cen$ible Energy become a year-round energy-saving rebate opportunity for residents and small businesses.