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, air-to-air heat pumps and geothermal heat pumps. 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 2017 programs is listed below, but you will need to download the rebate request form to get all the details and conditions for each rebate.

Deadline for 2017 Rebates is December 15, 2017.


Home Heating

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

  • Must provide 100% cooling to the home
  • Units that do not qualify include:
    • Window heat pumps
    • “Thru-the-wall” heat pumps (hotel-type machines)
    • MSHPs for only sunrooms, room additions or other small areas
  • Traditional stick-built and modular housing - minimum 16 SEER rating
  • Manufactured housing* – minimum 14 SEER rating
  • Single speed compressor: no incentive
  • Dual/variable speed compressor: $750 rebate

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

    • Examples: electric furnace, electric baseboard, electric ceiling cable
    • Must provide 100% cooling to home
    • Must verify unit is replacing whole-house electric resistance with no supplemental heat
    • Traditional stick-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 are considered residential single family homes, NOT Mobile/Manufactured homes.
    • Mini-split systems in manufactured homes must be minimum of 16 SEER.

    Geothermal Heat Pump

    • Geothermal incentive: $1,500 rebate
      • Incentive requires a desuperheater or “hot water assist” for new installation geothermal systems when an electric resistance water heater is utilized

    Home Upgrades

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

    • $400 rebate - minimum 40 gallon size

    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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