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Bartholomew County REMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/24/2014
Program Overview:
State: Indiana
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Heat Pump Water Heater
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Geothermal Pump (New Construction/Conversion): $1,000
Geothermal Pump (Upgrade old to new system): $300 - $600
Install a new Geothermal Pump System to replace an existing resistance heat system: $1,800 - $2,200
Air Source Heat Pumps : $300 - $600
Replace an existing electric resistance heat system (i.e. baseboard, ceiling cable or 100% electric furnace) with an air-to-air heat pump with electric or gas back-up: $1,800 - $2,200
Central Air Conditioner: $200 - $400
Water Heater (New Construction/Conversion): $400
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $30
Duct Sealing:
Electric heated homes: 100% of the sealing cost up to a maximum of $500.
Fossil fuel with central air or heat pump:Maximum $250.
Eligible System Size:Water Heater: minimum size of 40 gallons
Heat Pumps: minimum SEER 15
Equipment Requirements:Rebates on some equipment varies by size, efficiency and other factors
Central Air Conditioner/Air Source Heat Pumps: 15 SEER minimum, incentives vary depending whether home is new, efficiency of the system, and the type of system replaced
Water Heaters: must have a .90 Energy Factor or greater, dual elements (max. 5,500 watts), and a temperature and pressure relief valve installed
Installation Requirements:Must be installed in Bartholomew County REMC service area.
Must show proof of sale, make, serial and model numbers, size of unit and kw backup.
Rebates and incentives are available on Touchstone Energy Homes.
Duct Sealing rebate is for existing homes, not new construction. Homes built in the last two years are not eligible for the duct sealing rebate. Ducts must be sealed with a minimum of 1/16” mastic.
Expiration Date:12/31/2014
Web Site:
Note: All installations under this program must be submitted by December 31, 2014 to receive the listed incentive. Incentives change yearly.
Bartholomew County Rural Electric Membership (BCREM) Cooperative provides its residential customers with rebates for geothermal and air source heat pumps, central air conditioners, and new high efficiency electric water heaters. Equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards listed above and on the BCREM web site. Customers must show proof of sale, make, serial and model numbers, size of unit, and energy efficiency rating for the qualifying equipment installed. See the incentive brochure on the program website for detailed program guidelines and equipment requirements.


  Customer Service
Bartholomew County REMC
1697 W Deaver Road
Columbus, IN 47201
Phone: (812) 372-2546
Fax: (812) 350-6230
Web Site:
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