Electric Equipment Rebates

Dubois REC has an incentive program for members installing energy efficient equipment in new or existing homes. Substantial rebates are now available for electric water heaters, central air units, heat pumps and ETS units. Download the rebate request form (PDF). Print off the form, complete the requested information, sign it and return it to Dubois REC with the necessary documentation.

A summary of the 2016 programs is listed below, but you will need to download the rebate request form to get all the details and conditions for each rebate.


Home Heating

Air Source Heat Pump, Central Air, Dual Fuel, Mini-split Heat Pump

  • Traditional stick-built and modular housing - minimum 16 SEER rating
  • Manufactured housing* – minimum 14 SEER rating
  • Single speed compressor: $150 rebate
  • Dual/variable speed compressor: $750 rebate
  • Units that do not qualify include:
    • Window AC units or heat pumps
    • “Thru-the-wall” AC units or heat pumps (hotel-type machines)

Heat Pump, Mini-split Heat Pump or Dual Fuel Replacing 100% Electric Resistance Heat

  • Examples: electric furnace, electric baseboard, electric ceiling cable
  • Traditional sick-built and modular housing - minimum 16 SEER
  • Manufactured housing* – minimum 14 SEER rating
  • Single speed compressor heat pump: $800 rebate
  • Dual/variable speed compressor heat pump: $1,500 rebate

* Mobile/manufactured homes are defined as:

  • Factory assembled; Transportable; Designed for transportation on own chassis; Can be placed on temporary or permanent foundation; Intended for year-round occupancy
  • Note: Modular homes do not meet these requirements. Modular homes are considered residential single family homes.
  • Mini-split systems in manufactured homes must be minimum of 16 SEER.

Geothermal Heat Pump

  • $1,500 - New installation only (Incentive requires a desuperheater installation for new installation geothermal systems only)

Home Upgrades

Water Heating - Heat pump or hybrid water heaters (all in one units)

  • $400 rebate - minimum 40 gallon size

HVAC Duct Sealing

  • Electric heated homes: 100% of the installed cost up to a maximum of $500 rebate
  • Fossil fuel with central air or heat pump: Maximum $250 rebate
  • New homes, built in the last 2 years, are not eligible.
  • Limit one rebate per home.

Attic Insulation

  • Electric heated homes: 100% of the installed cost up to a maximum of $500
  • Fossil fuel with central air or heat pump: Maximum $250 rebate

Lighting - CFL and LED bulbs

  • Online store with free shipping
  • Minimum purchase of 6 lamps is required
  • Instant rebate is applied to purchase

New Home Construction

Touchstone Energy Home

  • New home construction program offered at no charge to homeowners and builders
  • Homes must meet Touchstone Energy Home Standards and program requirements
  • Provides a certified energy rating, home rating documents, and Touchstone Energy Home certification to the co-op, builder and homeowner
  • Visit www.itehome.com for details and qualifications

Dual Fuel Touchstone Energy Home

  • Same construction requirement for all-electric Touchstone Energy Home
  • Requires ≥ 90% AFUE fossil fuel furnace with 100% combustion air coming from outside
  • Requires ≥ 16 SEER heat pump
  • No guaranteed heating costs
  • Visit www.itehome.com for details and qualifications

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