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Energy-Saving Rebates

Rebate Qualifications:

Rebates shall be offered to members of West Central Electric Cooperative who reside in a permanent residential structure constructed on a solid foundation on property owned by the member and served by the cooperative. No rebates will be given for equipment which does not meet the criteria for this program, as established by West Central Electric Cooperative and Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Rebates are subject to change at any time. Rebates for the following equipment will qualify under the following terms and conditions:

 

APPLIANCES

 ENERGY STAR-rated Room Air Conditioners

Rebate: $50

Eligibility Requirements

• Cooperative must verify an ENERGY STAR rated room air conditioning unit is purchased
• Limit of one (1) rebate per member address/location
• The rebate will apply for the purchase of one new ENERGY STAR rated unit or for the replacement of an existing unit
• Rebates are available for existing and new homes

 

Electric Water Heaters

Rebate: $50

Eligibility Requirements:

• The energy efficiency rating of the new unit must meet Department of Energy (DOE) standards at the time of manufacture.
• If the new unit replaces an old unit, the efficiency rating of the old electric unit must be less than 0.9 (90%)
• Tankless water heaters are NOT eligible for this program
• Gas water heaters are NOT eligible for this program
• Heat pump water heaters are eligible for this program
• Limit of up to two (2) per member address/location
• Rebates are available for existing and new homes
• Rebate applies only to 40 gallon or larger electric water heating units.
• Replacing a gas water heater with an electric water heater is eligible for a rebate.

 

CLICK HERE FOR WATER HEATER/ROOM A/C REBATE FORM

 

 

HEAT PUMPS

Ground Source Heat Pump

Rebate: $750/ton

•Maximum tonage eligible for rebate is: 50 tons commercial, 10 tons residential

•For replacement of the indoor GSHP unit ONLY (no loops) rebate is $150 per ton

ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS
• Cooperative residential members are eligible for rebates when buying qualifying ground source (geothermal) heat pumps.
• The structure in which the member resides must be a permanent structure on a permanent foundation on the land owned by the member.
• Rebates are limited to eligible services (homes, lake homes, shops, barns, etc) that use more than 6,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity on an annual basis.

ELIGIBLE HEAT PUMP EQUIPMENT
• Equipment must meet the ENERGY STAR +2 EER rating of 19.1 for equipment installed after December 31, 2011.
• Ground source heat pumps must be installed with a Delta-T of 70 supported by a Manual J “Residential Load Calculation” published by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). Please ask your HVAC contractor to verify that these requirements are met.
• The Cooperative may inspect the home to determine if a minimum of R-38 insulation is present in the ceiling and R-13 in the walls.
• Heat pumps that receive rebates may be subject to cooperative load control programs. The participant agrees to allow the Cooperative to control their heating and cooling equipment now or in the future.
• DX (direct expansion) ground source heat pump installations are not eligible for rebates.
• Space Heating: The heat pump may be used to replace existing heat pumps, electric resistance or fossil fuel equipment in the home.

 

CLICK HERE FOR GSHP REBATE FORM

 

 

Dual Fuel Heat Pump

Rebate: $150/ton

•Rebates are available for new and existing homes or structures.

•Maximum tonage eligible for rebate is: 50 tons commercial, 10 tons residential

ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS
• Cooperative residential members are eligible for rebates when buying qualifying dual fuel & mini split heat pumps.
• The structure in which the member resides must be a permanent structure on a permanent foundation on the land owned by the member.
• Rebates are limited to eligible services (homes, lake homes, shops, barns, etc) that use more than 6,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity on an annual basis

ELIGIBLE HEAT PUMP EQUIPMENT
• Equipment must meet the ENERGY STAR +2 SEER rating of 16.5 for equipment installed after December 31, 2011.
• Dual fuel heat pumps must use a fossil fuel for back-up heating requirements - wood burning systems and electric resistance units are not eligible for a rebate.
• Mini-split heat pumps cannot use electric resistance heat for backup.
• Heat pumps that receive rebates may be subject to cooperative load control programs. The participant agrees to allow the Cooperative to control their heating and cooling equipment now or in the future.
• Space Heating: The heat pump may be used to replace existing heat pumps, electric resistance or fossil fuel equipment in the home.

 

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