Conservation & Rebates

  1. Residential
  2. Commercial

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.

Smart Thermostat   |   APPLY NOW

The City Natural Gas Division is now offering a smart thermostat rebate on qualifying products.  See the application for more information and don't miss this opportunity to make your home more efficient.

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 ApplianceAmount 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

New Construction   |   APPLY NOW

Building a new home?  Check out these rebates for the installation of gas appliances in new construction.

Natural Gas ApplianceAmount of Rebate
Water Heating - Tankless$1,000
Water Heating - Tank$600
Cooking$100

Fuel Switching (electric to natural gas)   |   APPLY NOW

If you're looking to get rid of that old electric appliance or wood burning stove, consider the City's Fuel Switching rebates and install an efficient natural gas appliance in its place. 

Electric ApplianceNatural Gas ApplianceAmount of Rebate
Baseboard, Wall Cadets, or Radiant HeatGas Forced Air Furnace$1,200
Forced Air FurnaceGas Forced Air Furnace$600
Water Heating - TankWater Heating - Tankless$600
Water Heating - TankWater Heating - Tank$400
CookingCooking$100
Clothes DryerClothes Dryer$100
Wood Burning StoveFireplace or Free Standing Stove$600

Heat Pumps   |   APPLY NOW   |   SPECIFICATIONS

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.

  Ductless Heat Pump Participation Form

  Going Ductless Resources   

 For other types please call 509-962-7251

Heat Pump Water Heaters | BIG DISCOUNTS  

The City of Ellensburg is happy to offer our customers instant savings on heat pump water heaters through this special online offer. Follow the link to choose the size that’s right for your home. The discounts are automatically applied at checkout so there’s no rebate paperwork for you to fill out. Plus, curbside delivery to your home is included at no additional cost!

Heat pump water heater deal

Simply purchase from the distributor and the heat pump water heater will be shipped directly to your home for you to install or hire a contractor to install. Learn more: Ellensburg - Hybrid Water Heater Program - GP Conservation. Pricing below available through December 31, 2021.

water heater heat pump

There is also a $300 federal tax credit available on heat pump water heaters purchased before December 31, 2021. Learn more: Equipment Tax Credits for Primary Residences | About ENERGY STAR | ENERGY STAR 

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. 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.