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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.

Smart Choice Bonus Rebate Now Available

Effective February 1, 2016 through December 31, 2017 an additional $500 rebate will be added to air source heat pumps and $1,000 rebate for geothermal heat pumps. Both new and replacement installation on our lines qualifies. Backup heat must be electric to qualify. Limit of 2 per building. *C&I/Ag Projects will receive an additional rebate per 5 ton.

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

Air Source Heat Pump Rebates

Air Source Heat Pumps Rebate Options and Rebate Amount

If no backup heat or back up heat is propane

or natural gas: Qualifying Unit Rating and SEER

Rebate Amount

ENERGY STAR Rating 14.5-14.99 SEER

$400 per unit

ENERGY STAR Rating of 15.0-15.99R SEER

$500 per unit

ENERGY STAR Rating 16.0 or greater SEER

Commercial/Industrial/Ag Projects

$600 per unit

$400 per ton

If backup heat is electric:                                           

  Rebate Amount

ENERGY STAR Rating 14.5-14.99 SEER                    

  $600 per unit

ENERGY STAR Rating of 15.0-15.99R SEER 

  $700 per unit

ENERGY STAR Rating 16.0 or greater SEER

Commercial/Industrial/Ag Projects

  $800 per unit

  $600 per ton

The above rebates are for all units installed onto our system, regardless if new or replacement load. To receive the rebate, please provide an invoice showing the SEER rating.

$500 Smart Choice Bonus Rebate Now Available

Effective February 1, 2016 through December 31, 2017 an additional $500 rebate will be added to air source heatpumps and $1,000 rebate for geothermal heatpumps. Both new and replacement installation on our lines qualifies. Backup heat must be electric to qualify. There is a limit of 2 rebates per building.

*C&I/Ag Projects will receive an additional $500 per 5 ton.

Geothermal Rebates

Geothermal Heat Pumps Rebate Options and Rebate Amount 

The System must meet energy efficiency specifications COP>= and SEER >=14.5

Qualifying Unit TypeRebate Amount
Residential geothermal heat pump with or with out a desuperheater$3,000
Commercial/Industrial/Ag Projects $1000 per ton

This geothermal heat pump rebate is for all units installed onto our system, regardless if new or replacement load. To receive your rebate, you must provide the invoice showing the SEER rating.

$1,000 Smart Choice Bonus Rebate Now Available

Effective February 1, 2016 through the end of 2017 an additional $500 rebate will be added to air source heat pumps and $1,000 rebate for geothermal heat pumps. Both new and replacement installation on our lines qualifies. Backup heat must be electric to qualify. There is a limit of 2 rebates per building.

*C&I/Ag Projects will receive an additional $1.000 per 5 ton.

Ductless Mini-Split Rebates

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Systems Rebate    

$200 per unit + $250 smart choice bonus rebate

  • Must have a SEER rating of 14.5 or greater
  • Does not need to be controlled to receive rebate
  • Must provide the heating and cooling of the conditioned space
  • Rebate limited to two units per single family dwelling or out building
  • Limit of one rebate per family in a multi-family dwelling
  • Limit of one rebate for each leasable hotel room

Central Air Rebates

Central Air Conditioner Rebate Options and Amounts

We encourage air source heat pumps to be installed for greater efficiency, but for those members choosing to install or replace central air conditioners, the following rebates apply:

Rating and Seer of Qualifying UnitsRebate Amount
ENERGY STAR Rating of 15.0-or greater SEER$100 per unit

To receive a rebate, please provide an invoice showing the SEER rating.

Electric Appliance Rebates

Electric Appliances Rebate Options and Amounts

To be eligible for a rebate:

  • The appliance must be ENERGY STAR-rated (documentation needs to be provided)
  • You must provide documentation (print the Appliance Rebate Form ), fill out and return to North West REC)
  • Must be installed on NWREC's lines
  • Each member-consumer is limited to a maximum of $250 in combined appliance rebates per calendar year.
Appliance

Rebate Amount

Clothes washer$50 per unit

Dryer

Refrigerator

$25 per unit

$25 per unit

Freezer$25 per unit

Dishwasher

$25 per unit

Insulation Rebates

Building Insulation Rebate

Details:

  • The building must have a primary electric heating source
  • Insulation must be professionally installed by a registered contractor for blown-in, insulating concrete forms, rigid styrofoam panels and/or structural insulated panels type insulation
  • Residential- rebate is limited to 30% of installed insulation cost up to a maximum rebate of $800 per building per calendar year.
  • Commercial/Industrial/Ag buildings-rebate limited to 10% of installed insulation cost up to a maximum rebate of $2000 per building per calendar year

To receive your rebate, download the Insulation Rebate form, fill it out and return the completed form to North West REC.

Pull the Plug

"Pull the Plug" Disposal Program Rebates

North West REC and other Iowa RECs have partnered with Clear Result on "Pull the Plug," an appliance disposal and rebate program for REC members. This program is an incentive to upgrade old, energy-intensive appliances for newer, more efficient models; in the process, all North West REC members benefit from the resulting energy savings.

You may dispose of a refrigerator, freezer, or window air conditioner through this program, and receive a rebate check from North West REC.

Program Details

  • The appliance must be in working condition
  • Freezers and refrigerators must be empty and 10 cubic feet or larger
  • There is no charge for the pick-up and disposal of the appliance
  • The first step is to contact North West REC; after that, Clear Result will work with you to schedule pick-up, and provide all details
  • You will receive a $25 rebate per appliance (up to 3 appliances per member, per year) for "pulling the plug" on that old appliance

Marathon Water Heater Rebates

Marathon Water Heaters

We sell super energy-efficient Marathon water heaters directly to our members (and only to North West REC members). The rebate is subtracted from the sale price.

Marathon Water Heater SizeRetail PriceNorth West REC Member Price (rebate already credited)
50 gallon$750+$550
85 gallon$1050+$400
105 gallon$1150+ $550

Note: Sold only to members and installed on our lines.  You must have a load management switch installed (at no cost to you) to receive the reduced rebated price.

LED Lighting Rebates

Your Cooperative would like to announce the addition of LED REBATES to our current lighting rebates

The LED rebate is $3.00 per bulb with a maximum rebate of $150 for a 5-year time period. You will need to send in an itemized invoice for your purchase of LED bulbs. The rebate will show up as  a credit on your monthly bill if the rebate is under $100. You will receive a check if the rebate is over $100.  (rebate will not exceed price of bulb)

LED Security Light/Wall Packs $25 per light