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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 Forms Forms
Clothes Washers $25 - $100 2016 2017
Clothes Dryers $50 - $100 (see form) no program in 2016 2017
Water Heater - Gas Tankless or Storage Tank $100 - $300 2016 2017
Water Heater - Heat Pump $400 2016 2017

*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
Dehumidifiers As of Dec. 31, 2016, no longer offered by CFU

* 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 Forms Forms
LED Bulbs 50% of pre-tax price up to $10 each (limit 20 per account/year) 2016 no rebate in 2017
LED Recessed Lighting 50% of cost up to $20 per fixture or kit (limit 35 per account, subject to verification) 2016 2017

Please note: CFU discountinued the mail-in rebate for LED Bulbs 12/31/16. Instant in-store rebates for these products have been expanded. For details, visit, iowabebright.com.


Heating & Cooling (HVAC) Systems & Duct Work

To be eligible for a rebate, all heating & cooling improvements must be sized by CFU and you must have a SAVE rating of excellent. CFU also requires customers to hire a HVAC SAVE-certified contractor for all HVAC or duct work improvements to ensure that your new investment is performing properly, adding comfort to your home and saving you energy. Find a list of local SAVE-certified contractors here.

Doesn’t require pre-approval Requires pre-approval by CFU
Name Rebate Amount Forms Forms
Natural gas boiler up to $400 (minimum 92% AFUE) 2016 2017
Natural gas furnaces Up to $400 (minimum 95% AFUE) 2016 2017
Natural gas furnaces with variable speed blower motors Up to $450 (minimum 95% AFUE) no rebate 2016 2017
Central air conditioners (SAVE rating must be submitted before rebate paid) Up to $500 for SEER 14.0, $600 for SEER 15.0, $700 for SEER 16.0 or higher 2016 2017
Ground-source heat pumps
(open or closed loop)
(minimum 16.2 EER & 3.3 COP)
Up to $300/ton of new ground loop+
Up to $300/ton of heating capacity installed
2016 2017
Air-source heat pumps
(2-stage units only)
(minimum 15 SEER & 8.5 HSPF)
Up to $600 - $700 2016 2017
Ductless mini split systems Up to $600 2016 2017
Duct work modifications Up to $1600, see form for details 2016 2017
Plenum & return drops See form for details 2016 2017
WiFi Programmable Thermostat $50 2016 2017

To take advantage of the incentives listed below for heating/cooling equipment and thermal envelope improvements, call (319) 266-1761 or email energyservices@cfu.net.


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 Forms Forms
Attic & Ceiling Insulation 60% of contracted labor, equipment & materials contractor provided or call 266-1761 contractor provided or call 266-1761
Sidewall Insulation 60% of contracted labor, equipment & materials up to $1,000 contractor provided or call 266-1761 contractor provided or call 266-1761
Foundation Insulation 60% of contracted labor, equipment & materials up to $1,000 contractor provided or call 266-1761 contractor provided or call 266-1761
Duct Insulation 60% of contracted labor, equipment & materials up to $1,500 contractor provided or call 266-1761 contractor provided or call 266-1761
Rim/Band Joist Insulation 60% of contracted labor, equipment and materials up to $480 contractor provided or call 266-1761 contractor provided or call 266-1761
Air Sealing, Caulking, Weather Stripping 60% of contracted labor equipment & materials up to $200 2016 2017
Exterior Doors $75 for doors with U-factor of 0.10 or less; $25 for doors with U-factor of 0.11-0.20. 2016 2017

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.


New Construction Insulation & Air Sealing

Doesn’t require pre-approval Requires pre-approval by CFU
Name Rebate Amount Forms Forms
Insulation and Air Sealing for New Construction, New Additions & Extensive Renovations Varies, view form 2016 2017

Need Assistance?

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

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