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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Residential Rewards Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/13/2014
Program Overview:
State: Wisconsin
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Tankless Water Heaters
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Furnace (90% AFUE with ECM): $125
Furnace (95% AFUE with ECM): $275
Furnace (95% AFUE with ECM) and AC (16 SEER): $400
Air Source Heat Pump (16 SEER): $300
Propane Furnace: $100 - $850 based on AFUE %
Natural gas home heating boiler (95% AFUE): $400 - $750
Indirect Water Heater (with high efficiency space heating boiler): $100
Tankless Water Heater (0.82 EF or higher): $100
Storage Water Heater (0.67 EF or higher): $50
Condensing Storage Water Heater (90% TE or higher and power vented): $100
Electric Water Heater (0.93 EF or higher): $25
Heat Pump Water Heater (2 EF or higher): $300
Air Sealing and Attic Insulation: Up to $300
Natural Gas Furnace (95% AFUE) with ECM and 16 SEER Air Conditioner: $1,000 Electronically Commuted Motor (ECM) Replacement: $125 per ECM
Maximum Incentive:Air Sealing and Attic Insulation: not to exceed 75% of installed cost.
Installation Requirements:Equipment must be purchased and installed by a participating contractor
Indirect water heater must be installed with qualified space heating boiler
Funding Source:Focus On Energy Program
Expiration Date:12/31/2013 (current program year)
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The Focus on Energy Program offers a Residential Rewards Program to eligible residents for purchasing and installing furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, air sealing, attic insulation, and water heaters. Improvements must meet the program’s efficiency and equipment standards in order to be eligible for an award. Equipment should be installed prior to submitting an application and should come from the list of pre-qualified equipment listed on the program web site.

Equipment must be installed between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013, and applications must be submitted no later than 90 days after the installation date. Customers who installed eligible systems before January 1, 2013 must use the 2012 application forms. Please refer to the program web site for additional information about equipment eligibility other restrictions. Low-income residents may be eligible for the Enhanced Rewards Program. Note that customer eligibility for Focus on Energy incentives is based on utility participation; interested individuals and companies should use the eligibility tool on the program web site to determine if their local utility is participating in the Focus on Energy program.

Certain customers may also qualify for the Express Energy Efficiency Program, which offers free energy efficient lighting, pipe wraps, faucet aerators, showerheads, and water heater thermostat setbacks assistance. In-store lighting discounts are also available to Focus on Energy customers.

  Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy
1 S Pinckney St., Suite 340
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (800) 762-7077
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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