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Residential Rebates

Residential Rebates

CFU offers cost-sharing rebates to help residential customers install energy-efficiency equipment, make thermal envelope 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 rebate application forms listed below for more information. Download summary of rebates.

Appliances*

Doesn’t require pre-approval Requires pre-approval by CFU
Name Rebate Amount 2018 Forms 2019 Forms
Clothes Washers $100 2018 2019
Clothes Dryers $50 - $100 (see form) 2018 2019
Water Heater - Gas Tankless or Storage Tank $300 2018 2019
Water Heater - Heat Pump $400 2018 2019

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


Appliance Recycling*

Doesn’t require pre-approval Requires pre-approval by CFU
Name Rebate Amount Forms
Standard Refrigerators (16 cu ft or larger) $50 NA
Freezers (16 cu ft or larger) $50 NA
Window Air Conditioners $25 NA

* If you take your appliance to the City of Cedar Falls Transfer Station, remember to first stop at the service desk and pay the $7.50 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 $5 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.


Lighting

Doesn’t require pre-approval Requires pre-approval by CFU
Name Rebate Amount 2018 Forms 2019 Forms
LED Bulbs Instant in-store rebate. Visit iowabebright.com for more information.
LED Lighting Fixture 50% of cost up to $8 per fixture or kit (limit 35 per account, subject to verification) 2018 2019

Heating & Cooling (HVAC) Systems & Duct Work

To be eligible for a rebate, all heating & cooling improvements must be sized by CFU prior to installation. 

Doesn’t require pre-approval Requires pre-approval by CFU
Name Rebate Amount 2018 Forms 2019 Forms
Natural gas boiler Up to $400 (minimum 92% AFUE) 2018 2018 Supplement* 2019
Natural gas furnaces As of Dec. 31, 2018, no longer offered by CFU 2018 2018 Supplement* NA
Natural gas furnaces with variable speed blower motors Up to $200 (minimum 95% AFUE) 2018 2018 Supplement* 2019
Central air conditioners Up to $350 for SEER 16.0 or higher 2018 2018 Supplement* 2019
Ground-source heat pumps
(open or closed loop)
Up to $300/ton of new ground loop +
Up to $300/ton of heating capacity installed
2018 2019
Air-source heat pumps

$600 (2-stage units only, minimum 15 SEER & 8.5 HSPF)

2018 2019
Ductless mini split systems Up to $100/ton cooling 2018 2019
Duct work modifications See form for details 2018 2019
Plenum & return drops Now included in duct work modifications 2018 NA
WiFi Programmable Thermostat $50, up to 60% of cost 2018 2019

In an effort to simplify the application process while ensuring quality installations, the HVAC SAVE® online platform and requirements will not be used in the 2019 program year. Your HVAC contractor will still be required to perform quality checks. The measurements will be recorded directly on the rebate application form.

*May be used instead of an HVAC SAVE® test for equipment installed between September 15, 2018 and December 31, 2018.


Thermal Envelope Improvements

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-30. Homes with R-30 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-49.

You can use any licensed contractor to qualify for CFU's air sealing and insulation incentives. This list of contractors have provided proof of insurance and certification to CFU.

Doesn’t require pre-approval Requires pre-approval by CFU
Name Rebate Amount 2018 Forms 2019 Forms
Attic & Ceiling Insulation 60% of contracted labor, equipment & materials contractor provided or call 266-1761 2019
Sidewall Insulation 60% of contracted labor, equipment & materials up to $1,000 contractor provided or call 266-1761 2019
Foundation Insulation 60% of contracted labor, equipment & materials up to $1,000 contractor provided or call 266-1761 2019
Duct Insulation 60% of contracted labor, equipment & materials contractor provided or call 266-1761 2019
Rim/Band Joist Insulation 60% of contracted labor, equipment and materials up to $480 contractor provided or call 266-1761 2019
Air Sealing, Caulking, Weather Stripping 60% of contracted labor equipment & materials up to $200 2018 2019
Exterior Doors $75 for doors with U-factor of 0.10 or less; $25 for doors with U-factor of 0.11-0.20 2018 2019

Please contact CFU Energy Services at 319-266-1761 for more information about insulation project rebates. Not all insulation projects will qualify for incentives. NOTE: CFU’s lifetime rebate limits per address are 60% up to $1,000 ($200 for customers with propane heat) for each of two separate categories: sidewall, and foundation. Once CFU has rebated $1,000 in any of these categories (or $200 in air sealing/caulking/weather-stripping costs), all additional requests for reimbursement in that category will be denied. Some exceptions may apply; contact CFU Energy Services at 319-266-1761.


New Construction Insulation & Air Sealing

Doesn’t require pre-approval Requires pre-approval by CFU
Name Rebate Amount 2018 Forms 2019 Forms
Insulation and Air Sealing for New Construction, New Additions & Extensive Renovations Varies, view form 2018 2019

Need Assistance?

Call CFU Energy Services at 319-266-1761 before you buy with any questions.

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