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Water Heater Rebates

—And put some cash in your pocket

Rebate Application Enclosed!
ARe You A CustomeR of XCel eneRgY?
If so, you may be eligible for a rebate on the purchase and installation of an energy efficient natural gas water heater or electric heat pump water heater.

EfficiEnt WatEr HEatErs Qualify for rEbatEs
Your water heater went belly up, so choose the right new one for your needs. Find one that’s AHRI or Energy Star ® rated and qualifies for an Xcel Energy rebate. Still have your old water heater? Replace it before it fails. Either way, your wallet will thank you.

Natural Gas Tankless Water Heaters
Qualified gas tankless water heaters cut heating expenses by 30% because they heat water only when you need it.* They’re becoming a popular replacement for storage tank water heaters.

Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWH)
Imagine a refrigerator working in reverse; an HPWH takes the heat from surrounding air and transfers it to water in an enclosed tank to heat it through a “compression process.” An HPWH may cost more initially, but you’ll get back the difference in about three years.*

Natural Gas Standard Tank Water Heaters
On average, high-efficiency water heaters can save you 7% to 14% per year on your energy bills.** The efficient choices listed in the chart below provide added savings for you and your wallet.
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*According to ENERgY STAR, 2011. **According to the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, 2011

Qualifying Equipment for Rebates
Water Heater Type Natural Gas Standard Tank Energy Factor Level .62 EF .64 EF .67 EF Natural Gas Tankless Electric Heat Pump .82 EF N/A Rebate Amount $25 $70 $90 $100 $450

Xcel Energy validates equipment efficiency ratings using the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Only equipment listed on the AHRI website (www.ahridirectory.org - residential section only) or ENERGY STAR website (energystar.gov – look for “Plumbing” located under ENERGY STAR Qualified Products) is eligible for a rebate. There is no limit on the number of water heater rebates you can receive, however, you will only receive a rebate on the qualifying equipment with the correct Energy Factor listed in the chart to the left. If you install two water heaters, you must submit two forms and two separate invoices.

How to Apply for a Rebate
To apply, simply complete the rebate form located inside this brochure (one form per water heater); or if one is not available, you can print one from our website at www.xcelenergy.com/homerebates. This rebate offer is available only to Colorado residential natural gas customers who receive natural gas and/or electricity service from Xcel Energy. Program eligibility dates may change. Please call 1-800-895-4999 to verify. Your rebate may take up to six weeks to process after the application has been submitted. Rebate applications are processed individually. If approved, you will receive one rebate check per application.

What is the Energy Factor?
The Energy Factor (EF) is the measure of overall efficiency for water heaters. It is based on three factors:

1) The recovery efficiency, or how efficiently the heat from the energy source is transferred to the water. 2) Stand-by losses, or the percentage of heat lost per hour from the stored water. 3) Losses incurred through the cycling of the unit.

RESIDENTIAL APPLICATION COLORADO

2013 Water Heater Rebate
Read all rebate qualifications on the back page of this form. Application will be returned without valid purchase receipt/invoice.

Account Holder Information
Xcel Energy Account Number where unit was installed _________________ - ______________________________________ - _______________ Heat Source (must select one or the other) Electric heating Natural gas heating

Account Holder Name (PRINT) ____________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone ( ________ ) __________________________________________
As shown on your utility bill

Installation Address (PRINT) _______________________________________________________ City ____________________________________ State ________ ZIP ______________ Mailing Address (PRINT) ____________________________________________________________ City ____________________________________ State ________ ZIP ______________
If different from installation address

Account holder type: Dwelling type:

Homeowner Single family

Renter Duplex

Landlord Triplex

Builder Fourplex

Contractor Town home

Other Condominium Other

Account holder hereby certifies that 1. the account holder is solely responsible for the accuracy of the application information; 2. all installation is complete and operational prior to submitting this application; 3. all rules of this Xcel Energy program (listed on back) have been followed; 4. Xcel Energy is not liable for any work performed.

Account Holder Signature ______________________________________________________________________ Date ______________________

Alternate Rebate Recipient: Complete this section only if the rebate should be issued to someone other than the account holder named above.
Name (PRINT) _____________________________________________________ Daytime Phone ( ________ ) ______________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________________ City ____________________________________ State _________ ZIP ____________
I authorize the above party to receive the rebate check.

Account Holder Signature ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________________

Equipment Information

Installation Date: ______________________________________________________________

Manufacturer ____________________________________________________________________ Model # (FULL) ___________________________________________________________________ Serial # __________________________________________________________ Size or Capacity (gallons) _____________ BTU _____________ Energy Factor _________________ Equipment type: Standard Storage Tank Tankless Electric Heat Pump

Contractor/Retailer Information
Contractor/Retailer Company Name (PRINT) ______________________________________________________________________________________ Store # ________________________ Contact Person (PRINT) ______________________________________________________________ Phone ________________________________________________________________________ Address _____________________________________________________________________________ City ____________________________________ State ________ ZIP ______________ Xcel Energy Contractor ID # (LEAVE BLANK IF SELF-INSTALLED) ___________________________________ Email ________________________________________________________________
I hereby certify that all information is accurate, including claims of efficiency, size and account holder information.

Contractor Signature (LEAVE BLANK IF SELF-INSTALLED) _____________________________________________________ Date ______________________ FOR REBATE OPERATIONS USE ONLY. DO NOT WRITE IN THIS AREA.
RECEIVED BY: ____________________________________________________________ LETTER SENT BY: ________________________________________________________ REBATE AMT: ____________________________________________________________ COMPLETED BY: _________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ DATE PURCHASED: ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ DATE INSTALLED: ________________________________________________________

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2013 WATER HEATER REBATE

RESIDENTIAL APPLICATION COLORADO

Rebate Details Xcel Energy issues cash rebates in the form of checks, not utility bill credits. Xcel Energy is not responsible if your contractor provided inaccurate information about the amount and/or conditions of the actual rebate or equipment eligibility. Application Details Qualifying equipment must be purchased and installed between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013. Account holder applications must be POSTMARKED by July 31, 2014. No phone calls will be accepted to provide equipment verification. An application that is denied due to equipment ineligibility will not be accepted with changed model numbers. A copy of the dated sales receipt or invoice must accompany complete information on the front of this form. The product invoice must specify all required information. Failure to complete this information will result in a returned application. 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 account holder as a result of a contractor misrepresenting the program. Xcel Energy does not expressly or implicitly warrant the performance of installed equipment (contact your contractor for detailed equipment warranties). All information on the receipt or invoice must match the information on the rebate application or the application will not be processed. We reserve the right to conduct random inspections to verify installation of the rebated equipment at the address indicated on the front of this form. If we select your application for a random inspection, the rebate application will not be processed until the inspection has been satisfactorily completed. Inspections may also be performed after rebate payment at Xcel Energy’s discretion. Limitations Rebate qualifications and amounts are subject to change anytime. Our rebate programs may be cancelled with 30 days notice. Please visit us at xcelenergy.com/HomeRebates or call 1-800-895-4999 to determine whether any program changes have occurred. Special Promotions During special promotions for this program, it is the account holder/contractor’s responsibility to ensure all paperwork is postmarked by the deadline. Xcel Energy will not pay special promotion incentive dollars in the event that a form is lost or not postmarked by the deadline. No exceptions. Promotional rebate amounts will be automatically calculated by Xcel Energy. Promotion deadlines close at midnight on the date the application is due, with no exceptions. Help With Forms If you are building a new home, you must obtain a sales receipt for the equipment from your builder or retailer. Only one rebate per piece of equipment will be paid. Rebates for new home construction should be negotiated between the builder and resident or new home buyer to determine who receives the rebate. If you have questions while filling out this form, please contact your HVAC contractor or retailer for assistance. Please allow at least six to eight weeks for your rebate to arrive. Qualifying Account Holders Xcel Energy natural gas or electric residential account holders in Colorado are eligible for rebates when buying qualifying, high-efficiency, gas or electric water heaters (reconditioned equipment is not eligible).

The program is applicable only for the purchase and installation of qualifying new water heaters sold by participating contractors or retailers for installation in new or replacement applications where natural gas or electric is supplied by Xcel Energy. If more than one unit is installed at an address, one application per unit is required to receive a rebate for each unit. Participants understand they are not eligible to receive a rebate for this improvement earned under a different Xcel Energy Rebate program. EQUIPMENT Standard Water Heater Standard Water Heater Standard Water Heater Tankless Water Heater Electric Heat Pump Water Heater EFFICIENCY RATING .62 EF .65 EF .67 EF .82 EF REBATE $25 $70 $90 $100 $450

Note: Local, state or federal tax credits or rebates may also be available for energy-efficient home improvements. Ask your tax advisor or visit www. energystar.gov. Qualifying Equipment Only equipment listed on the AHRI site (ahridirectory.org— residential section only) or ENERGY STAR® site (energystar.org) are eligible for rebate. Efficiency ratings are determined using the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Indirect units are not eligible. Submitting an AHRI or ENERGY STAR certificate with your application and invoice is highly recommended. The AHRI list of qualifying equipment changes frequently. AHRI certificates that are printed, within two weeks of the installation date, and sent in with the rebate application will be honored even if the equipment is no longer listed on the website list. Please include the items listed below on your application form and purchase receipt. If all of the items are not included the application will be returned. Send to Xcel Energy (and keep a copy): 1. Your purchase receipt/invoice, with these details: CONTRACTOR-INSTALLED Install/purchase date Account holder name Installation address Manufacturer Model number Serial number Size or capacity BTU & Energy Factor SELF-INSTALLED Install/purchase date Itemized equipment purchased

2. This rebate form, completely filled out Contractors keep a copy of the application form and invoice. Send Complete Application Materials to: Xcel Energy Rebate Operations P.O. Box 829 Minneapolis, MN 55440-0829 or Email (for submission only) residentialrebates@xcelenergy.com
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