Don't Miss Out! Xcel Energy Rebates for 2015

If you have a home improvement project in the works, keep in mind that certain Xcel Energy rebates are only guaranteed through the end of the year. These rebates are a great thing to take advantage of because they lessen the cost of some of the most popular home improvement projects, and they result in a more energy efficient home!

Here are just a few of the rebates you can take advantage of through 2015. Be sure to check the Xcel Energy website for additional rebates and details on how to qualify (read all of their rules carefully--they can be a little particular). Expect to see savings on your energy bill as well as some extra cash flow from the rebates!

  • Insulation: Rebates equal to 30% of the total cost of the insulation and installation up to a maximum rebate of $500 for qualifying insulation projects
  • Smart Thermostats: Xcel is currently offering a $50 rebate for customers who purchase a smart thermostat, like a Nest system.
  • High efficiency cooling systems: You can get up to $1,150 in rebates for the purchase and installation of qualified equipment, including energy efficient air conditioners and ground source heat pumps.
  • Geothermal systems: You can earn a cash rebate of up to $300 per ton for the purchase of an ENERGY STAR® qualified ground source heat pump.
  • Tankless water heaters: Earn up to $200 back when you install a tankless water heater.

To take advantage of these rebates, you have to work with an Xcel-certified contractor, so make sure to use their site to find participating contractors. (Ascent is proud to be a participating builder of the ENERGY STAR® New Homes program if you are in the market for a new custom home).