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Conservation & Rebates
Limited time: Energy Audits now available.
Energy Efficiency Tax Credits | LEARN MORE
Interested in Energy Efficiency tax credits? Check out the link for some residential appliance and conservation tax credits. These tax credits range from electric heat pumps to insulation improvements.
Energy Efficiency Rebates For City Electric Customers | LEARN MORE
The City of Ellensburg administers the BPA Energy Efficiency program for City Electric customers. Check out the link above to learn which rebates are offered, what the requirements are and how much the rebates are. Applications are below, call or e-mail with questions.
Smart Thermostat | APPLY NOW
Swapping out your old thermostat with a new smart thermostat is a great way to increase your home's efficiency. See the application for more information and heat source requirements. Don't miss this opportunity to make your home more efficient.
For additional qualifying smart thermostats, check out the City Gas Division's rebate application for homes primarily heated with gas or the City Electric Division's rebate application for homes primarily heated with electric.
Furnace Filter | APPLY NOW
Did you know that you should change your furnace filter every 2-3 months to keep your furnace running efficiently and safely? The City Natural Gas Division is now offering a rebate on natural gas furnace filters to help keep your furnace running efficiently and safely while saving you money. For more information on how to get your furnace filter rebate, check out the application link above.
Appliances Upgrades | APPLY NOW
The City wants to help its natural gas customer base become as efficient as possible. Check out these appliance upgrading rebates to help offset the cost to replace older, less efficient gas appliances.
|Natural Gas Appliance||Amount of Rebate|
|Space Heating - Natural Gas Furnace or Boiler||$1,000|
|Space Heating - Fireplace, Free Standing Stove, or Wall Heater||$600|
|Water Heating - Tankless||$800|
|Water Heating - Tank||$400|
HVAC - Air Source Heat Pumps and Ductless Heat Pumps | LEARN MORE
Air Source Heat Pumps: Extract heat from the air and pump it either inside or outside to heat or cool your home. They required centralized ductwork to spread the conditioned air throughout the house. Existing conditions and program specifications are in the application at this link.
Ductless Heat Pumps (DHP): A ductless heating and cooling system is a highly efficient zonal heating and cooling system that does not require the use of air ducts. Ductless systems consist of an outdoor compressor unit and one or more indoor air-handling units, called “heads”, linked by a dedicated refrigerant line. Indoor heads are typically mounted high on a wall or ceiling covering a 3-inch hole where the refrigerant line passes through from the outside unit, which is mounted at the base of the house. Each indoor head corresponds with a heating and cooling zone that can be controlled independently.
Ductless Heat Pump (DHP) incentives are provided by the Bonneville Power Administration and administered through the City’s conservation program for electrically heated homes. Incentives are on a first come first serve basis until the budget is exhausted.
**Check with the City’s conservation program for available funds prior to starting a project.
NOTE: Generally bids from installers do not include the electrical costs.
Existing conditions and program specifications are in the application at this link.
For other types please call 509-962-7251
Weatherization | APPLY NOW | SPECIFICATIONS
Weatherization incentives are available for customers with electric space heating systems in their homes. Weatherization includes insulation upgrades for floors, walls, and ceilings as well as exterior doors. Incentives are on a first come first serve basis until the budget is exhausted.
**Check with the City’s conservation program for available funds
Have questions? Give us a call at (509) 962-7251 or send us an email.
Energy Assistance Program – Low-Income Households
Ellensburg’s HopeSource Energy Assistance Program provides financial assistance to help low-income residents weatherize their homes and pay their utility bills. For additional information contact us for further information, or visit HopeSource.
Clean Building Performance Standards
Do you own a covered commercial building over 50,000 square feet? If so, there is a new statewide Clean Building Performance Standard (Standard) that may apply to a building you own. The Standard is mandatory for all covered commercial buildings located in the state of Washington, starting in 2026. A covered commercial building is a building where the sum of nonresidential, hotel, motel and dormitory floor areas exceed 50,000 gross square feet, excluding the parking garage area.
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) will be posting compliance requirements and a full list of possible covered commercial buildings on the Clean Buildings webpage, available beginning July 1, 2021. The list was generated using records obtained from each county assessor and other available information sources. Commerce will also be mailing notification letters to building owners after quality assurance checks on the list are complete.
The Early Adopter Incentive Program also launches on July 1, 2021. The program provides financial incentives to encourage early compliance with the Standard. A form will be available on the webpage on the day of the launch for building owners to communicate their intent to apply. Incentive funds are limited to $75 million. For more information about this program and the qualifications for applying, please visit the Clean Buildings Early Adopter Incentive Program webpage.
The City's conservation program has rebates available through the Bonneville Power Administration to help businesses upgrade their electrical systems. This includes systems such as lighting, compressors, motors, pumps, refrigeration systems. For businesses with electrical heating systems, rebates are also available for insulation upgrades for floors, walls, and ceilings.
Funding is limited. Projects will be taken on a first come first serve basis until funding is fully committed.
All projects require an agreement prior to starting the project so give us a call today to schedule a site consultation.
Call (509) 962-7251 for additional information, then complete this online application.