CFU Residential Rebates to Save Energy

CFU offers cost-sharing rebates to help residential customers install energy-efficiency equipment, make energy related home improvements and recycle old appliances.

Residential rebate amounts and efficiency requirements are listed below. Some rebates don’t require pre-approval and others do. Download the printable rebate application listed below for more information.

Rebate Summary Sheet

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Contact Energy Services at 319-266-1761 with any questions before you make a purchase.

 


Appliances Appliance Recycling Heating & Cooling Systems & Duct Work Thermal Envelope Improvements Residential New Construction Electric Vehicles Other

Appliances*

 Doesn't require pre-approval    Requires pre-approval by CFU

Name Rebate Amount Printable Application

 Water Heater - Gas Tankless 

Up to $300 2024

 Water Heater - Heat Pump 

Up to $400 2024

 

CFU must provide water heating fuel source. Call CFU Energy Services at 319-266-1761 with any questions before buying.

 

Appliance Recycling*

 Doesn't require pre-approval    Requires pre-approval by CFU

Name Rebate Amount Printable Application
 Standard Refrigerators
$45 Must use City Refuse Services*
 Freezers
$40 Must use City Refuse Services*
 Window Air Conditioners $20 Must use City Refuse Services*

 

If you take your appliance to the City of Cedar Falls Transfer Station, remember to first stop at the service desk and pay the $10 disposal fee. Next, sign the city's log of accepted appliances. The city will pass your participation information on to CFU monthly. There are no additional rebate forms for you to fill out. You may also call City Refuse Services at 319-273-8629 to request curbside pick-up of your appliance for recycling. In that case, the disposal fee will be charged in the Refuse section of your next Utility bill. There is an additional $10 fee for pick-up. 

Limit of 2 rebates per appliance type per account per year, appliances must be from facilities receiving electric service from CFU.

 

Heating & Cooling (HVAC) Systems & Duct Work

 Doesn't require pre-approval    Requires pre-approval by CFU

Name Rebate Amount Printable Application

 Natural gas boiler 

$400 HVAC Sizing Spreadsheet2024

 Natural gas furnaces 

$150 HVAC Sizing Spreadsheet2024

 Central air conditioners 

$200 HVAC Sizing Spreadsheet2024

 Ground-source heat pumps 

$500/ton of new ground loop +
$500/ton of heating capacity installed
HVAC Sizing Spreadsheet2024

 Air-source heat pumps

$600 + $600 Bonus if eliminating primary electric heat

HVAC Sizing Spreadsheet2024

 Dual Fuel System

(Air-Source Heat Pump + Gas Furnace) $750 + $600 Bonus if eliminating primary electric heat

HVAC Sizing Spreadsheet2024

 Ductless mini split systems

$100/ton cooling HVAC Sizing Spreadsheet, 2024

 Duct work modifications 

See form for details 2024

 WiFi Programmable Thermostat

100% of cost up to $100 2024

 

Make sure your HVAC system size is approved for a rebate by using our HVAC Sizing Letter Alternative Spreadsheet.

 

Thermal Envelope Improvements

 Doesn't require pre-approval    Requires pre-approval by CFU

You must use a professional contractor and you must receive pre-approval from CFU for thermal envelope improvements (exceptions noted below). CFU will pay incentives on residential attic insulation provided that the existing insulation level is less than R-40. Homes with R-40 or higher insulation levels will see little return on the investment in additional attic insulation. Rebates applications may be submitted for projects that increase the attic insulation up to a maximum of R-60.

You can use any licensed contractor to qualify for CFU's air sealing and insulation incentives.

Name Rebate Amount Printable Application
 Insulation (Attic, Sidewalls, Crawl Space, Floors, Duct, Rim/Band Joist) See form for details 2024
 Air Sealing, Caulking, Weather Stripping 60% of cost up to $200 2024

 

Please contact CFU Energy Services at 319-266-1761 for more information about insulation project rebates. Not all insulation projects will qualify for incentives. 

 

Residential New Construction

 Doesn't require pre-approval    Requires pre-approval by CFU

Cedar Falls Utilities offers a new construction program designed to encourage homeowners to build new houses that are highly efficient and ready for the future. Eligible customers will receive all energy and communication utilities from CFU.

Name Rebate Amount Printable Application
 Future Ready Home
$5,000 2024

 

Electric Vehicles

 Doesn't require pre-approval    Requires pre-approval by CFU

Name Rebate Amount Printable Application

 Electric Vehicle Community

Up to $50 per electric vehicle 2024
 Electric Vehicle Charging Up to $8 per month Tracking Chart, 2024

 

Other

 Doesn't require pre-approval    Requires pre-approval by CFU

Name Rebate Amount Printable Application

 Plant a Tree Program

Save 40% up to $100 on purchase of a tree Learn more at cfu.net/trees
Customer-Owned Solar and Wind Energy Exchange Rate  Learn more at cfu.net/renewables