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Farmers Electric Cooperative (Kalona) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/03/2012
Program Overview:
State: Iowa
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, LED Lighting, Heat Pump Water Heater
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:CFL Bulbs: $2/bulb
Geothermal Heat Pumps (New Construction): $350/ton
Geothermal Heat Pumps (Upgrade): $700/ton
Air Source Heat Pumps (New Construction): $800
Air Source Heat Pumps (Upgrade): $400
Central Air Conditioners: $100 - $200
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $400
Residential/Agricultural Lighting: $2 - $4/bulb
Refrigerators: $50
Freezers: $50
Clothes Washer: $25
Maximum Incentive:Geothermal Heat Pumps: 5 ton
CFL Bulbs: 12 bulbs per year
Eligible System Size:Geothermal Heat Pumps: 5 ton maximum
Equipment Requirements:Refrigerator/Freezer/Clothes Washer: Must be Energy Star
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Must be structures primary heating source
Air Source Heat Pumps: 14.5 SEER minimum
Central Air Conditioners: 14.5 SEER minimum
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Farmers Electric Cooperative (FEC) offers a variety of rebates for the purchase and proper installation of energy efficient equipment for the home. Incentives are available for geothermal heat pumps, air source heat pumps, central air conditioning, lighting, heat pump water heaters, freezers, refrigerators, clothes washers, and appliance recycling. Heat pump and air conditioning rebates vary based upon system efficiency. All minimum equipment requirements must be met in order to be eligible for incentives. Refrigerators, freezers and clothes washers must be Energy Star. FEC also offers small grants to customers for implementing similar measures. More information on rebates and grants may be found on the program web site listed above. Contact FECwith any questions regarding this program.



  Customer Information - Energy Conservation and Renewables
Farmers Electric Cooperative
1959 Yoder Ave. SW
Kalona, IA 52247
Phone: (319) 683-2510
Fax: (319) 683-2506
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