Denver Rebate Program

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Since our program's introduction, we have been the premier choice for Denver locals looking to install heat pumps.

At Patriot Pros, we take pride in providing our clients with inclusive rebate programs for various products. With Denver’s Climate Rebate Program returning, we’re thrilled to offer our clients even more advantages.

If you have a heat pump eligible for one of these rebates or are interested in finding out if a rebate-eligible heat pump is right for you, contact Patriot Pros today.

How Do Denver’s Climate Rebates Work?

Did you know Denver is encouraging its residents to opt for cleaner and greener home heating and cooling options? And guess what? There’s a  fantastic rebate program that can help you make the switch easier!

We understand that investing in these systems can be a bit expensive, but the good news is, with these rebates, you can receive financial assistance with your purchase and installation costs. The program covers nine pieces of equipment, with heat pumps being an excellent option to explore. Plus, some rebates can cover up to 80% of the total costs, making it an even sweeter deal!

Since the program started, over 130 energy-efficient heating and cooling units have been installed in Denver. Talk about progress! And, guess what? Heat pump water heaters are also eligible for the rebates. So, why not join the movement and make your home eco-friendlier while saving some cash in the process?

What Heat Pumps Are Eligible For Rebate?

Did you know that five different pieces of equipment are eligible for a heat pump rebate? However, deciding which option is the best option for you can be challenging. Allow us to help you out!

Firstly, when it comes to efficiency, there are different ways to measure it, such as the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER), and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF).

SEER measures the cooling output of an air conditioner across a typical season, divided by how much energy it uses in Watt-Hours.

Similarly, EER measures the ratio of BTUs per hour to the watts used to power the unit; and HSPF measures how efficiently a heat pump heats a space compared to energy usage.

At Patriot Pros, this may sound confusing, but we’re here to clarify any questions. Don’t hesitate to contact us; we’d love to assist you in making the best decision for your home!

Here’s a closer look at each of those eligible units:

  • Air Source Heat Pump: These are typically found in homes with existing furnace and air ducts, and are usually installed with a gas furnace backup. The required efficiency rating on these units is at least 15 SEER, 11.5 EER and 9 HSPF.
  • Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump: These generally go into homes with existing furnace and air ducts. They are typically fully electric or used with a high-efficiency furnace. The energy efficiency required to make it eligible for Denver’s rebate is at least 18 SEER and 9.5 HSPF.
  • Cold Climate Mini-Split Heat Pump: This is a great option for homes with no air ducts or backup heating mechanism. The most common of these units is a wall-mounted unit that takes care of a single zone. They can be found for multi-zone use but are harder to locate. These require efficiency ratings of at least 18 SEER, 11 EER or 9.5 HSPF.
  • Mini-Split Heat Pump: These are also typically found in homes with no air ducts. Again, these are commonly wall-mounted and are used for a single zone, but can be utilized for multi-zone use. The efficiency ratings required for a rebate are at least 15 SEER, 11 EER and 9 HSPF.
  • Electrical Service Upgrade: This isn’t a heat pump, but an upgrade on an electrical panel to make it compatible with Air Source Heat Pumps or Mini-Splits can also be eligible. All-in-one panels are hard to find, and panels with no space or require upgrading may also be eligible for this rebate.
  • The program allocates $4.5 billion in grants to states and tribal governments for home energy improvement projects, including point-of-sale heat pump rebates. 10-year program, administered through State Energy Offices, likely to start mid-2023. Parameters of state-administered programs may vary.

Single-home maximum cost offset is $14,000

  • Caps per qualified equipment type:
  • $8,000 for a heat pump.
  • $1,750 for a heat pump water heater.
  • $1,600 for insulation, air sealing, and ventilation.
  • $2,500 for electric wiring.
  • $4,000 for an electric load center upgrade.
  • $840 for a stove, cooktop, range, oven, or heat pump clothes dryer.
  • Up to a $500 rebate is available for our contractors per heat pump installation.
  • ENERGY STAR® will be the criteria to qualify heat pump systems.
  • Designed to support low-to-moderate income (LMI) households.


  • Households making up to 80% of the local median income are eligible to receive a 100% rebate of up to $8,000 on the cost of heat pump installation.
  • Moderate-income households (making 80-150% of local median) are eligible for a 50% rebate up to the same limits.
  • E.g., To claim up to the cap of $8,000, must spend $16,000 in heat pump installation.
  • Households with incomes above 150% of local median are not eligible.
  • No stacking with other federal or state grants/rebates on same project. There are options for combining rebates. See possible scenarios below in the FAQ section.
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HOMES Rebate Program

Provides funding to DOE for state energy offices ($4.3 billion) to develop and implement a rebate program to homeowners and aggregators for whole-house energy-saving retrofits.

Based on modeled energy savings for single and multifamily.

Rebate levels:

  • Homes with energy reduction of 20% are eligible for maximum rebate of $2,000, or half the retrofit project cost (whichever is less).
  • Homes with energy reduction of 35% are eligible for maximum rebate of $4,000.
  • Homes with energy reduction of 35% and qualify as lower income (<80% of local median income) are eligible for maximum rebate of $8,000.

Energy Efficient Home Improvement (25C) Tax Credit

  • A 10-year extension and expansion of existing 10% tax credit to 30%.
  • Begins with tax year 2023 (January 1, 2023), claim credit on your 2023 taxes.
  • Up to $600 per item: breaker panel, insulation, fossil fuel systems (meeting elevated efficiency limits) with maximum of $1,200 tax credit.
  • However, tax credit increases to $2,000 max when adding a qualified heat pump installation.*
    • The heat pump system must meet or exceed the highest performance tier set by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE).**
  • Households may claim annually through 2032.
  • You can receive a tax credit and a rebate for the same project.

*Interpretation of this provision varies across media channels. We’re actively pursuing a universally accepted interpretation.

**Efforts are underway to simplify the efficiency performance qualifications. Check back soon for updates.

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So what does this mean?

The High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Program (HEEHRP) might be just what you need!

This program offers rebates up to $14,000 per household, which can be used for various updates. You can receive up to $8,000 for installing Energy Star qualified heat pumps, up to $4,000 for electrical panel upgrades, up to $1,600 for home insulation and sealing, and up to $2,500 for home electrical wiring improvements. Pretty exciting, right?

However, eligibility and the amount of rebate depend on household income. If your income is below 80% of the area median income, 100% of the system purchase price will qualify for the rebate. For those within 80% to 150% of area median income, the rebate will cover 50% of the system purchase price.

Unfortunately, households above 150% of the area median income won’t qualify for the rebate.

But, the good news is the U.S. government appropriated $4.5B of funds for this program, so the duration of the program will depend on the amount of funds available within each state and the number of rebates distributed.

Have more questions about your eligibility or how to apply? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us, and we’ll be more than happy to assist you!

Don’t Wait on Your Rebate

Denver’s rebate program for energy-efficient cooling systems maxed out for the second time this summer? Talk about a popular program! They’ve temporarily paused the program, but don’t worry; they’re set to resume in late 2022 or early 2023.

Now, keep in mind that there is a specific amount of funds set aside for this program, so filing your rebate as soon as possible is essential to ensure you can take advantage of the rebate’s benefits. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to save some money while also making your home more efficient.

Heat pumps are high-quality, long-lasting products that offer substantial cost savings over time due to their energy efficiency. And, Denver’s rebate program can provide even more value, making it even more worthwhile to invest.

If you have any questions about heat pumps or the rebate program and would like to learn more, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Patriot Pros. We’re always here to help and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today, and let’s chat!

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