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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 printable rebate application listed below for more information. Download summary of rebates.

Appliances*

Doesn’t require pre-approval Requires pre-approval by CFU
Name Rebate Amount Printable Application
Clothes Washers
Equipment requirement: Must be CEE Tier 2 or 3 (2.74 IMEF minimum; 3.2 IWF maximum)
$100 2019
Clothes Dryers
Equipment requirement: Must be ENERGY STAR® qualified
$50 - $100 (see printable application) 2019
Water Heater - Gas Tankless or Storage Tank
Equipment requirement: Uniform Energy Factor ≥0.87 and storage capacity ≤60 gallons
$300 2019
Water Heater - Heat Pump
Equipment requirement: Uniform Energy Factor ≥2.0 and storage capacity ≤60 gallons
$400 2019

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


Appliance Recycling*

Doesn’t require pre-approval Requires pre-approval by CFU
Name Rebate Amount Printable Application
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 Printable Application
LED Bulbs Instant in-store rebate. Visit iowabebright.com for more information.
LED Lighting Fixture
Equipment requirement: Must be permanent fixture in indoor existing property, ENERGY STAR® qualified
50% of cost up to $8 per fixture or kit (limit 35) 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 Printable Application
Natural gas boiler
Equipment requirement: ≥ 92% AFUE
Up to $400 2019
Natural gas furnaces As of Dec. 31, 2018, no longer offered by CFU NA
Natural gas furnaces with variable speed blower motors
Equipment requirement: ≥ 95% AFUE
Up to $200 2019
Central air conditioners
Equipment requirement: SEER ≥ 16.0
Up to $350 2019
Ground-source heat pumps
(open or closed loop)
Equipment requirement: See printable application for details
Up to $300/ton of new ground loop +
Up to $300/ton of heating capacity installed
2019
Air-source heat pumps
Equipment requirement: Multi-stage unit with ≥15.0 SEER and ≥8.5 HSPF

$600

2019
Ductless mini split systems
Equipment requirement: Modulating Compressor(s) and ≥16.0 SEER and ≥9.0 HSPF
Up to $100/ton cooling 2019
Duct work modifications
Equipment requirement: See printable application for details
See form for details 2019
Plenum & return drops Now included in duct work modifications NA
WiFi Programmable Thermostat $50, up to 60% of cost 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.


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.

Doesn’t require pre-approval Requires pre-approval by CFU
Name Rebate Amount Printable Application
Attic & Ceiling Insulation
Equipment requirement: See printable application for details
60% of contracted labor, equipment & materials 2019
Sidewall Insulation
Equipment requirement: See printable application for details
60% of contracted labor, equipment & materials up to $1,000 2019
Foundation Insulation
Equipment requirement: See printable application for details
60% of contracted labor, equipment & materials up to $1,000 2019
Duct Insulation
Equipment requirement: See printable application for details
60% of contracted labor, equipment & materials 2019
Rim/Band Joist Insulation
Equipment requirement: See printable application for details
60% of contracted labor, equipment and materials up to $480 2019
Air Sealing, Caulking, Weather Stripping
Equipment requirement: See printable application for details
60% of contracted labor equipment & materials up to $200 2019
Exterior Doors
Equipment requirement: See printable application for details
$75 for doors with U-factor of 0.10 or less; $25 for doors with U-factor of 0.11-0.20 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 Printable Application
Insulation and Air Sealing for New Construction, New Additions & Extensive Renovations
Equipment requirement: See printable application for details
Varies 2019

CFU Energy Services

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