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Springfield Utility Board - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/01/2013
Program Overview:
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Refrigerators/Freezers: $25
Electric Water Heaters: $25
Clothes Washers: $30 - $80
Recycle Refrigerator/Freezer: $25
Duct Sealing/Testing: $150 - $400
Heat Pump: $500
Ductless Heat Pump: $1,000
Insulation: 50% (100% for qualified low income customers)
Eligible System Size:Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: Refrigerator/freezer must be 10 cubic feet or larger and functional.
Equipment Requirements:All appliances must be Energy Star rated.
Electric Water Heaters: must have EF of .93 or higher
Clothes Washers: MEF 2.0 or higher and be backed by electric water heater
Duct Sealing: Must have electric forced air furnace or heat pump system
Air-source/Gas Backup Heat Pumps: 9 HSPF, 14 SEER for split systems
Ductless Heat Pumps: See program information sheet
Insulation: Ceiling R-49, floor R-19, walls R-11
Installation Requirements:Heat Pumps: must be installed by a Certified Performance Tested Comfort System Technician
Must use program approved contractors
Expiration Date:9/30/2013
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Springfield Utility Board (SUB) offers a rebate program targeting heat pumps, weatherization measures and various household appliances. A rebate of $500 is available to residential customers in manufactured or site built homes for the purchase of qualifying air-source or geothermal heat pumps. A $1,500 rebate is also available to residential customers for qualifying ductless heat pumps.  In addition to heat pump incentives, a rebate totaling 50% of the cost of insulation measures is available to residential customers in manufactured, site-built, or multi-family complexes for ceiling, floor, and wall insulation. A rebate of 100% of the insulation measure is available to limited income customers.  

Clothes washers, water heaters, refrigerators and freezers, as well as refigerator and freezer recycling, are also eligible for rebates between $25 and $80. Appliances must meet all efficiency and program requirements in order to receive incentives. View the program web site for forms and instructions for these pieces of equipment.

Customers interested in participating in the heat pump or weatherization program should obtain bids from contractors listed on the program web site. They must then submit the bids along with the application form to the utility before purchase or installation can begin. Applications for all measures and equipment can be found on the program web site listed above.

  Energy Conservation Services
Springfield Utility Board
223 A St. Suite B
Springfield, OR 97477
Phone: (541) 746-0963
Phone 2: (541) 744-2264
Fax: (541) 744-3654
Web Site:
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