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Black Hills Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/05/2014
Program Overview:
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Programmable Thermostats, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Doors
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction
Amount:Qualified New Homes (Builder Incentive): $1,300 to $5,000, plus $300 for HERS rating
Energy Evaluations: Free or reduced cost
Storage Water Heater: $75 or $300
Tankless or Storage Condensing Water Heater: $300
Furnace/Boiler Maintenance: $30 or $100
Furnaces: $325 or $400
Boilers: $150 or $400
Integrated Space and Water Heater: $500
Drain Heat Recovery: $300
Multi-Zone Thermostats: $300
Set Back Thermostats: $25 (self-installed); $50 (professionally installed)
Wall/Ceiling/Foundation/Floor Insulation: $0.25 - $0.50/sq ft
Infiltration Control/Caulking/Weather Stripping: 70% of cost
R-8 Duct Insulation: 70% of cost
Duct Repair and Sealing: 70% of cost
Doors: $25
Maximum Incentive:All Incentives: $750/customer
Ceiling/Wall/Foundation Insulation: $500
Duct Repair and Sealing: $200
Duct Insulation: $150
Equipment Requirements:Furnaces: 94% AFUE
Boilers: 85% AFUE
Water Heaters: varies
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Black Hills Energy (BHE) offers a variety of rebates for residential Colorado customers who purchase and install energy efficient natural gas appliances, heating equipment and insulation materials. This program offers rebates for customers who purchase and install energy efficient furnaces, boilers, insulation, integrated space and water heaters, drain heat recovery and programmable thermostats. Individual pieces of equipment have specific requirements which can be seen on the program application form. Forms may be found on the program web site listed above. Additionally, builders of energy efficient new homes may also be eligible for incentives through Black Hills Energy. Follow all procedures outlined on the program web site and on the application forms. Contact BHE for more information on these rebates. Program may not be available in all Colorado service areas.

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Phone: (888) 567-0799
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