Vail, Eagle residents can get energy rebates
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado –The towns of Vail, Eagle and the Governor’s Energy Office are offering rebates for various energy upgrades as part of the state’s Recharge Colorado campaign.
Residents can tap into the campaign at http://www.RechargeColorado.com, where they can reserve a rebate on-line. As a supplement to the Web site, a call center is also be available at 1-800-462-0184.
Officials say they expect brisk consumer action, particularly for Energy Star dishwashers, clothes washers and refrigerators. The Energy Star appliances account for about 16,000 of the rebates available.
Because of the “sweepstakes” nature of the program, there is a chance that heavy Internet traffic and call volumes could create some technical issues that may delay people from accessing the rechargecolorado.com Web site and call center. For the latest updates on the progress of the Recharge Colorado campaign and rebate program, visit http://www.facebook.com/rechargecolorado.
The Recharge Colorado Web site offers personalized energy planning tools and a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind database that will pull in energy-related information from around the state. The site will also help consumers find the latest rebates on energy-efficient appliances, insulation and solar power, the simplest ways to weather-proof their homes at the lowest cost and the newest energy innovations and opportunities available where they live.
Residents in Vail and Eagle are eligible for the maximum rebate amount in each category, allowing for up to $600 for insulation and air sealing, $150 for duct sealing and $500 for a gas-condensing furnace. In addition, if you replace an old appliance with a new, Energy Star rated appliance you are eligible for up to $500 per rebate, depending on the appliance, for clothes washers, dish washers, refrigerators and water heaters.
“This partnership is a great opportunity for residents in Vail and Eagle to reduce the up-front cost of energy conservation measures that will save money in the long run. I am proud of our leadership for stepping up to help reduce our collective carbon footprint,” said Kristen Bertuglia, the Vail’s environmental sustainability coordinator.