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Residential Rebates

GCEA has partnered with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association to expand our Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program. Members may receive rebates for any of the energy efficiency measures listed in the table below that are installed in GCEA's service area and meet all criteria specific to each appliance or system. 

Proof of purchase such as receipt and/or invoice, Energy Guide label showing Energy Star certification for appliances (except those that do not require Energy Star certification, such as electric water heaters), Lighting Facts label showing lumens for LEDs, and signed application required (signature may be electronic when submitted online). All rebates must be requested within 120 days of installation.

If you are unsure if your appliance is Energy Star certified, visit Energy Star's Product Finder. Choose your appliance and enter the manufacturer of the appliance and its model number to verify eligibility. 

Upon approval, rebate checks will be issued by GCEA and sent to the member. 

Download our energy efficiency rebate application form here


Residential Rebates:

System or Appliance

Rebate Incentive

LED Light Bulbs and Fixtures with LED Lighting Built In

Bulbs must be 500 lumens or greater; maximum of 50 bulbs per member account per year

50% of the cost of the bulb or fixture up to a maximum of $8/bulb or fixture

Refrigerators or Freezers*

7.75 cubic feet minimum

$110 for new Energy Star rated appliance with mandatory proper recycling of old appliance

Recycling may be provided by the company that delivers the appliance; typically a "Haul Away" fee is listed separately on the receipt and provides proof of recycling. Appliances may also be delivered to the Gunnison Valley Dump or another disposal center, and a receipt from one of these centers also normally provides proof of recycling. 


$35 for new Energy Star rated appliance

Clothes Washers

$60 for new Energy Star rated front load appliance

$50 for new Energy Star rated top load appliance

Electric Clothes Dryers

$30 for new Energy Star rated electric appliance

$90 for new electric hybrid heat pump appliance

Electric Water Heater

30 to 55 gallon only

Energy Guide label not required, please do not pull the sticker off your tank

$50 per unit
Additional $20/unit for lifetime tank warranty (e.g., Marathon)

Air Source Heat Pump Water Heater

30 gallon minimum



Ground Source Heat Pump Water Heater

Any size qualifies

$100/unit for primary heating by direct exchange ground source or heat pump waste heat (a.k.a. desuperheater)

$25/unit additional for lifetime tank warranty 

Electric Thermal Storage and Thermal Slab

Permanently installed units only


$22/kW for ETS controlled by timers or master control system

$18/kW for slabs controlled by timers or master control system

Electric Heat Pump: Air Source

  • Minimum 15 SEER
  • Minimum equipment size is 1 ton (12,000 Btuh)

$300/ton for units rated from 15 to 17 SEER

$450/ton for units greater than 17 SEER

$100/unit additional incentive for central air source with integrated controlled ETS backup in lieu of a separate ETS incentive

$85/unit for terminal units (through-the-wall mounted heat pumps)

Electric Heat Pump: Central Ground Source

Minimum 3/4 ton (9,000 Btuh)

$500/ton for central ground source



All rebates for systems, LEDs, or appliances listed above must be requested within 120 days of installation.  For more information or if you have any questions, please contact our Energy Use Specialist at 970-641-3520 or

*Exceptions to the refrigerator recycling rebate include new construction or when a home is purchased and a refrigerator was not present in the home. This does not include new freezers added to a residence if the old freezer is not recycled; refrigerators only. In this case, the rebate amount will be $50.  


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