You can save money while conserving energy by switching to ENERGY STAR appliances in your home and office. ENERGY STAR qualified appliances incorporate advanced technologies that typically use 10-15% less energy and water than standard models. Take the ENERGY STAR pledge.
What are ENERGY STAR appliances? Products that earn the ENERGY STAR label prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy. ENERGY STAR is a registered trademark owned by the U.S. government. You can find out if your appliance is Energy Star certified online at Energy Star's Product Finder.
Are ENERGY STAR appliances more expensive? Yes, many of the ENERGY STAR models carry a higher price tag than the standard models. But the money you save on utility bills over the life of the ENERGY STAR appliance more than makes up for the higher initial cost.
Can I get a rebate to help with the cost of ENERGY STAR appliances? GCEA and our energy supplier, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, are ENERGY STAR partners. We offer an Energy Efficiency Rebate Program to help offset the cost of replacing old appliances with new ENERGY STAR appliances.
Appliance Rebates Application
**Submission of application does not guarantee rebate and amount may differ from your expected rebate. Only GCEA members are eligible for rebates. Rebates are given for installations within the GCEA service area. All rebates must be requested within 120 days of install. Rebates are limited to single-family residences, including one secondary residence; duplexes; and small businesses. Refrigerator/freezer rebate requests must include proof that the old appliance was properly recycled when replacing an older refrigerator or freezer. Exceptions to this rule include refrigerators installed in new building construction or when a home or business is purchased and a refrigerator was not present in the home or business. Applications for rebates must include proof of purchase/installation and documentation that the system or appliance meets Energy Star or Energy Efficiency criteria. This includes:
Original or copy of receipt naming the item purchased, date of purchase, and price.
Yellow Energy Guide tag from the appliance or copy of page from system/appliance warranty stating make, model, and Energy Star® rating.