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Evaporative Cooling

Earn up to $1,200 in rebates for evaporative cooling systems

An evaporative cooling system can be up to 75 percent more efficient than a traditional central air conditioning system and cost half as much to install.

How to Qualify and Get Started

To participate in our Evaporative Cooling program, submit an application or call 800-895-4999 to request the rebate form.

  • Be a residential electric customer of Xcel Energy in Colorado.
  • Purchase and install your evaporative cooling unit prior to submitting the rebate application.
  • Submit an application online or download the application (PDF)
  • Have qualifying equipment (PDF) invoiced and installed between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Rebate applications must be postmarked by July 31, 2017 to be eligible for the 2016 rebate levels.
  • If the qualifying equipment is installed in 2017, the rebate application deadline is July 31, 2018.

Your rebate will up to eight weeks to process after your application is received. Rebate applications are processed individually. If more than one unit is installed at an address, one application per unit is required. You will receive one check per application if approved. If you submit more than one rebate per envelope, you will most likely receive the rebate checks at different times.

Learn more about our rebate process.

More Information

Participating retail stores (PDF)

Find qualified evaporative cooling contractors (external link) in your area.

These contractors have met certain criteria that allow them to offer rebates to our customers. Xcel Energy does not expressly or implicitly guarantee or warrant the work of the contractors listed. Xcel Energy reserves the right to refuse payment and participation if the account holder or contractor violates program rules and procedures. Xcel Energy is not liable for rebates promised to an account holder as a result of a contractor misrepresenting the program.

Evaporative Cooling or Central Air Conditioning (PDF)
Evaporative Whole House Information Sheet (PDF)

Evaporative Coolings Rebates


System

Type

First-Time Installation

Rebate
Evaporative Cooler
Replacement Rebate

Qualifications

Standard
System

$300 not more than total cost

Rebate only available if additional equipment is listed in the invoice e.g., pipes, valves, etc.

 $200

 2,500 CFM

Premium System

$700

Rebate only available if additional equipment is listed in the invoice, e.g., pipes, valves, etc.

 $600

• 85% media saturation or above

• Periodic Purge Water Control

• Remote Thermostat Control

Whole House System

$1,200

Rebate only available if additional equipment is listed in the invoice, e.g. pipes, valves, ducts, etc.

 $1,200

 

• 85% media saturation or above

• Periodic Purge Water Control

• Remote Thermostat Control

• Minimum of three supply ducts


First-time installers are defined as current customers with no cooling source present or replacing AC for a standard or premium evaporative cooling system.

Evaporative Cooling Replacement is defined as customers who currently have an evaporative cooling system in home.

If you have any questions regarding our Evaporative Cooling rebates, call our Customer Contact Center at 800-895-4999.

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