Colorado Cellular Shade Utility Rebate Offer

The First Cellular Shade Rebate in the Nation

Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest utility and primary provider of electricity and gas in the Denver Metro Area, is now offering the first cellular shade rebate in the nation.

Qualifying Xcel Energy Colorado residential customers now have the opportunity to save money on eligible energy-efficient cellular shades, adding comfort as well as
beauty in the home.

Xcel Energy Colorado Cellular Shade Rebate Offer

The Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC) provides a third-party verified national energy performance certification. This now allows utilities to rebate energy-efficient window treatments.

Benefits of the Xcel Energy Cellular Shade Rebate Program:

  • Hunter Douglas is currently the only manufacturer with qualifying AERC certified products available for the rebate.
  • With Xcel Energy taking the first step to launch a new rebate program, this means other utility companies across the state of Colorado could follow. This has the opportunity to bring in more utility dollars in areas outside of the Xcel Energy Colorado service territory.
  • Qualifying customers can purchase an unlimited amount of qualifying shades but can only submit the rebate application one time per calendar year. When qualifying Honeycomb Shades are also a part of the Hunter Douglas quarterly promotion, you can combine the offers for an even larger savings.
  • 89% of consumers say that it is important that their home is energy-efficient, so if you've been wanting to step into a more energy efficient enviroment, this is a great time to get started!


What Hunter Douglas products qualify?
Only Hunter Douglas AERC certified cellular shades with a Cool Climate rating of greater than or equal to 5 and a Warm Climate rating of greater than or equal to 35 qualify for a rebate. All
operating systems and options qualify except for Outside Mount.

Duette and Applause Shades AERC rated that DO NOT qualify:
• D1 Classic 3/8", E1 Legends™ 3/8", E26 Kinship™ 3/4", E36 Esprit™ 3/4", E42 Sunterra™ 3/8"

Duette and Applause shades that are NOT yet AERC rated and therefore will not qualify:
• Duette Architella® India Silk™ and Alexa Metallic™, as well as Alustra® Duette Honeycomb fabrics certification coming in mid-2020
• Whisper Sheer™ and Semi-Sheer fabrics, to-be-determined

When does the rebate offer start and end?
Consumers must purchase and install qualifying products January 1–December 31, 2020. Rebate offer is not retroactive, only new purchases starting January 1, 2020 will be eligible for the rebate

What is the rebate offer?
Qualifying cellular shades will be rebated at $1.33 per square foot. Qualifying customers can purchase an unlimited amount of qualifying shades but can only apply for the rebate one time per calendar year. For example, based on a typical consumer purchase of six honeycomb 48"x 60" shades, a qualifying consumer can receive a rebate of $159.60.

Can it be combined with Hunter Douglas quarterly promotions, when applicable?
Yes! When qualifying Honeycomb Shades are also a part of the Hunter Douglas quarterly promotion, combining offers creates an even bigger incentive for your customer. Customers would
need to fill out the applicable Hunter Douglas rebate form as well as the Xcel Energy rebate application.

Who is eligible for the rebate offer?
Rebate applies to existing Xcel Energy residential customers living in a single-family home (4 units or less) with central air conditioning and a combination of electric and natural gas service or electric-only service, in which heating is used.

Not sure? If you aren't sure if you receive an electric bill, pleae contact Xcel Energy Customer Service to confirm qualification at 1-800-895-4999.

How does a customer apply?
Xcel Energy rebate offer application can be found at under Xcel Energy. Encourage the consumer to read the application carefully and ensure that they have all the necessary information on their client invoice. Invoice must be attached to rebate application

How will qualifying Xcel Energy customers receive a rebate?
Once the cellular shade rebate application is approved by Xcel Energy Colorado, Xcel Energy Colorado issues a cash rebate in the form of a check, not a utility bill credit. An eligible customer can expect to receive a check within 8 weeks of submitting the rebate application. If a consumer’s rebate application gets denied, Xcel Energy will send a letter of explanation back to applicant and they may resubmit before September 30, 2021.