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Rebates

North West REC offers members rebates and incentives on products that promote energy efficiency and help you save money for years into the future. Below are the categories and the requirements to meet in order to qualify for rebates and incentives. If you have any questions, contact us before purchasing any product.

Find details about these rebates and incentives available from North West REC below.

Rebate forms for New Electric Appliances, Building Insulation, Pull the Plug, and EV Chargers are available below.

No form is needed for ASHPs, GSHPs, and Mini-Split Heat Pumps units simply submit copies of the invoice for the rebated equipment to North West REC, and a representative for North West REC will inspect the installation prior to the rebate being paid to verify that it has been installed and is operating

Submit your rebate any of the following ways:
- Mailing them to North West REC P.O. Box 435 Orange City, IA 51041
- Dropping them off at any of the offices
- Emailing them to nwrec@nwrec.coop or evandervelde@nwrec.coop

- Use the form below to submit your rebate.

Federal Tax Credits

Energy.gov - Clean Energy Tax Credits for Consumers

Be sure to consult with your own tax or legal advisors about any individual tax matters relating to the tax credits associated with installing new energy efficient equipment.

Submit a Rebate

North West REC Members can submit their rebates using this form.

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Geothermal Heat Pumps

Qualifying Unit Type

Residential

Rebate Amount

New units

$1,400 per ton

Replacement  units

$750 per ton

  • Maximum rebate limit of 30% of cost up to $10,000

Commercial/Industrial/Ag Projects

$1,400 per ton

$750 per ton

  • Maximum rebate limit of 30% of cost up to $10,000

No form is needed to apply, simply submit copies of the invoice for the rebated equipment to North West REC, and a representative from North West REC will inspect the installation prior to the rebate being paid to verify that it has been installed and is operating.

Find more details about geothermal on the Iowa Geothermal Association website.

Additional Federal & State Tax Credits

Federal Tax Credit in 2023 the Energy Efficiency Property Tax Credit (residential credit) for GHPs is 30% of total installation cost. Find more information about the tax credit here and find Federal Form 5695 for filing on the Internal Revenue website.

Iowa Tax Credit Information and links are on the Iowa Geothermal Heat Pump Tax Credit page of the Iowa Department of Revenue website.

Be sure to consult with your own tax or legal advisors about any individual tax matters relating to the tax credits associated with installing geothermal.

Air Source Heat Pumps

Qualifying Unit Type

Residential

  • If back up heat is electric

  • If no back up heat or if back up heat is propane or gas

  • Maximum rebate limit of 30% of cost up to $10,000

Rebate Amount

New units

$700 per ton

$500 per ton

Replacement  units

$700 per ton

$500 per ton

Commercial/Industrial/Ag Projects

  • If back up heat is electric

  • If no back up heat or if back up heat is propane or gas

  • Maximum rebate limit of 30% of cost up to $75,000

$700 per ton

$500 per ton

$700 per ton

$500 per ton

No form is needed to apply, simply submit copies of the invoice for the rebated equipment to North West REC, and a representative from North West REC will inspect the installation prior to the rebate being paid to verify that it has been installed and is operating.

Ductless Mini-Split Heating/Cooling & P-Tac Unit

Qualifying Unit Type

Residential

  • If back up heat is electric

  • If no back up heat or if back up heat is propane or gas

  • Maximum rebate limit of 30% of cost up to $10,000

  • Rebate limited to two united for single family dwelling or outbuilding

Rebate Amount

New units

$700 per ton

$500 per ton

Replacement  units

$700 per ton

$500 per ton

Commercial/Industrial/Ag Projects

  • If back up heat is electric

  • If no back up heat or if back up heat is propane or gas

  • Maximum rebate limit of 30% of cost up to $75,000

  • Limit of one rebate for each leasable hotel room

$700 per ton

$500 per ton

$700 per ton

$500 per ton

No form is needed to apply, simply submit copies of the invoice for the rebated equipment to North West REC, and a representative from North West REC will inspect the installation prior to the rebate being paid to verify that it has been installed and is operating.

Marathon Water Heaters

  • We sell super energy-efficient Marathon water heaters directly to our members (and only to North West REC members). We sell the water heaters at the rebated price, you do not need to apply for the rebate. 

  • Must have a load management switch installed to receive rebate.

  • Must have a load management swtich installed to purchase an 85 or 100 gal water heater.

  • Rebate is for the main water heater only, it does not include storage tanks for geothermal. 

  • Member must have the water heater installed and hooked up to the switch with 90 days of purchase and let office know it is done or NWREC is allowed to bill the member for the amount of the rebate they received on the water heater. 

 ** please call the office at 800-766-2099 for current prices.

Marathon Water Heater Size

50 gallon 

85 gallon 

100 gallon 

100 HD gallon 

Hog Buildings - 50 gallon  only

Rebate amount if you have a switch

$400 off

$850 off

$900 off

$900 off

Full Price 

New Home with all electric heat - $1000 rebate on an 85 gallon 

New Electric Appliances

To be eligible for a rebate:

  • The appliance must be ENERGY STAR-rated (documentation needs to be provided). You can attach a copy of your yellow energy guide with the energy star logo (shown to the right) on it. Use this guide to determine if your appliance is energy star certified Energy Certification Guide.

  • You must provide documentation (print the Energy Star Appliance Rebate Form) fill out and return to North West REC). Also attach a copy of your purchase receipt with model and serial numbers.

  • Must be a member of North West REC and be installed on NWREC's lines.

  • Each member-consumer is limited to a maximum of $250 in combined appliance rebates per calendar year.

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Appliance

Rebate Amount

Clothes Washer

$50 per unit

Clothes Dryer

$25 per unit

Refrigerator

$25 per unit

Freezer

$25 per unit

Dishwasher

$25 per unit

"You Pull the Plug" Appliance Recycling

You Pull the Plug : $50 Rebate on qualifying appliances

Program Criteria and Requirements:

  • Participants of “You Pull the Plug” agree to self-remove and recycle qualifying appliances via an approved and certified appliance de-manufacturer.*

  • Participants of “You Pull the Plug” will receive a $50 rebate, per qualifying appliance, up to three (3) appliances, per calendar year.

Program Implementation:

  • Appliance(s) must be clean, empty, and in working order when recycled/disposed of by NWREC member.

  • Appliance(s) may only be delivered to or be picked up by company/facility* that verifies recycling/decommissioning.

  • $50 rebate includes all costs incurred by participant to self-remove and recycle qualifying appliance(s).

  • Dated copy of receipt by the certified vendor/landfill/recycler must accompany the “You Pull the Plug” rebate application form (available from our office or online). Company/facility must specify appliance type in writing.

  • NWREC member certifies that the item(s) listed in application have been removed from member’s location served by NWREC.

  • NWREC reserves the right to modify (including incentive levels) or terminate this program without prior or further notice.

List of SOME of the certified recyclers in western Iowa.

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Appliance

Refrigerator

Freezer

Rebate Amount

$50 per unit

$50 per unit

  • Maximum of 3 rebates total for these appliances per year. 

Insulation

To be eligible for a rebate:

  • The building must be all electric as the primary heating source with electric backup. Includes new or existing homes, ag and commercial buildings.

  • Insulation must be professionally installed for blown-in, AeroSheild, insulating concrete forms, rigid Styrofoam panels and/or structural insulated panel type insulation

  • To receive your rebate, download the Insulation Rebate Form, fill it out and return the completed form to North West REC along with a copy of your invoice/receipt.

Residential Rebate (includes houses & attached garages)

  • 30% of invoice amount up to a maximum of $800

Commercial/Industrial/Ag Projects

  • 10% of invoice amount up to a maximum of $2,000

Variable Speed and Soft Start Motors

More than half of all electrical energy consumed in the U.S. is used by electric motors. Improving the efficiency of electric motors and the equipment they drive can save energy, reduce operating costs and improve our nation's productivity. We encourage our members to make energy efficiency a major consideration when purchasing motors.

As an incentive to our customers, North West REC offers a rebate for variable-speed energy efficient motors installed in a commercial, industrial or value-added agriculture building that is served by North West REC.

Soft-start devices installed on an existing motor which is installed in a commercial, industrial or value-added agriculture building served by North West REC also qualify for a rebate. (The rebate amount is based on the horsepower of the motor that the soft-start device is connected to.) Seasonal applications are not eligible. There is a maximum rebate of $5,000 per motor.

Variable speed motors, energy efficient

  • $30 per horsepower

Soft-start devices on an existing motor

  • $30 per horsepower

No form is needed to apply, simply submit copies of the invoice for the rebated equipment to North West REC.

Your invoice must show:

  • the type of motor - premium with soft start or variable speed

  • the number of motors installed

  • the total KW of the motors

  • the total HP of the motors

Electric Vehicle Chargers

Electric Vehicle Chargers - For new level 2 chargers only

Residential/Commercial Electric Vehicle Chargers

  • Up to $1000 toward cost of charger and installation, rebate cannot exceed invoice amount

Hybrid Vehicle Chargers

  • Up to $750 toward cost of charger and installation, rebate cannot exceed invoice amount. Maximum rebate of $750

  • Level 2 charger, 208-240 volt

  • Must be hardwired and installation must meet local code

  • Member required to provide charger make, model, s/n, specifications

  • Cannot back-feed into the system

  • Sub Meter and Load Control Switch are REQUIRED for rebate

  • Limit of 1 rebate per electric vehicle

Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate Form

Please call the office if applying for an electric vehicle charger rebate so a member service employee can discuss the extra meter and switch needed for qualifying for the rebate.

Energy Assessments

Call our office today at 1-800-766-2099 to set up an appointment for your energy assessment.

Residential member - $45

  • Will be applied to your monthly bill

  • Receive Energy Efficiency kit including caulk, showerhead, faucet aerator, 2 LED bulbs, energy efficiency info

 

Non-residential buildings - $95 for up to 4 hours; additional hour fee for more time

  • Can use infrared camera on motors, panels or more.

  • Will be applied to your monthly bill

 

Energy Efficiency is Important

Everyone benefits from conserving energy. For that reason, the Member Service department offers energy assessments to assist members in discovering the best ways to save energy in the home.

Steps in the assessment process

 

  • Schedule an appointment by calling our office. Note that for the assessment to be effective, there must be at least a 30 degree difference between the inside and outside temperatures so our infrared camera will work effectively.

  • On the day of the assessment, one of our member service personnel will walk through your home with you to look for possible ways to save energy. By using an infrared camera, he or she will help you visually see where conditioned air is leaking out of your home.

  • The assessor will discuss energy efficiency suggestions for potential savings. Simple changes in both lifestyle and in the home will pay you back year after year. Some of the potential improvements may be very inexpensive to implement, and there may be rebates or other incentives to help you implement other changes.

 

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