Rebates & Efficiency

Reward yourself for energy efficiency

At Eastern Iowa REC, we want to provide you affordable, reliable, and safe electrical service. Part of the way we carry out that mission is offering you rebates! Some of the equipment rebates we offer are:

  • Electric water heater and hot water saving equipment
  • Electric clothes washers
  • Energy Star ® central air conditioners
  • Air-source heat pumps
  • Geothermal heat pumps
  • Energy efficient outdoor lighting

Inquire about rebates for variable speed drives, agriculture and commercial equipment. Contact an Eastern Iowa REC member service specialist via email or call, toll-free, 1-800-728-1242.

Find retailers participating in the Be Bright residential lighting rebate program HERE.

CLICK HERE to read Eastern Iowa REC's energy efficiency statement.

Get rid of your old refrigerator, freezer or window air conditioner and get paid to do it through the Eastern Iowa REC Pull The Plug program.  Cooperative members should now call the CLEAR-esults appliance recycling center directly to schedule an appliance pick-up as part of the Pull the Plug program.  That toll free number is 855-838-7817.  When scheduling an appliance pick-up, you must identify yourself as an Eastern Iowa REC member and be prepared to provide your account number. 

With the “Pull the Plug” program, you can receive an incentive of $35 for old refrigerators and $25 for old window air conditioners and freezers.  Only appliances that still operate will be accepted for the program.  It's important that the appliances are operable so that the actual energy savings for removing an inefficient appliance are realized.  

Other Important Information

All rebates are mutually exclusive and at the discretion of the Cooperative.  All rebates less than $100 will be credited to the member's electric bill. At the Cooperative’s discretion, rebates of any amount will be applied to any past due amounts on the member’s electric bill. Members must apply for rebates with six months of the purchase date (as shown on the member's invoice.) Past eligibility, however, does not guarantee that equipment will meet criteria for current programs in effect. 

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All rebate forms are available with the "fill-in" option so they can be completed online rather than printing the form out and then filling in the data. Please be sure to complete the following steps when submitting a rebate packet:

1. Click on the name for the form you wish to submit and it will show as a download at the bottom of the screen (the black title of the form)
2. Enter all the information in the required fields
3. Print out the completed form
4. Sign all pages where required
5. Mail the completed form, along with any supporting documentation or receipts to: REBATES, Eastern Iowa REC, PO Box 3003, Wilton, IA 52778-3003
6. Please note, you cannot save or email the completed rebate form
7. Print a second copy of the rebate form for your own records

Downloadable forms: 

  • Electric Water Heater & Hot Water Saving Equipment
    Resistance Storage Unit (45-55 gal., E factor .90+) - $250 Resistance Storage w/ geothermal (45-55 gallon, EF .90+) $250 Energy Star Heat Pump Water Heater (stand alone units) $650 Add-On Heat Pump Water Heater (EF 2.0+) $350 Energy Star Solar Water Heater (w/ electric backup) $350
  • Electric Clothes Washer/Dryer
    Clothes Washer/Dryer (w/ electric water heater and electric clothes dryer) - $50 Clothes Washer (w/ electric water heater only) $30 Clothes Dryer $20
  • Air Quality
    Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV)/Air-to-Air heat exchanger - $250
  • Air Conditioning
    Central air conditioner (min. SEER of 15.0 & EER 12.5/Energy Star® rated) - $125 Central air conditioner with new ECM fan motor (replacement only) - $175
  • Air-Source Heat Pumps
    Standard Air Source Heat Pump - $250/ton Standard Hybrid/Add-On Heat Pump - $350/ton Energy Star® Air Source Heat Pump - $250/ton + $250 Bonus Energy Star® Hybrid/Add-On Heat Pump - $350/ton + $250 Bonus (Energy Star® = SEER 15.0+, EER 12.5+, HSPF 8.5+) Heat Plus Rate/Meter - $100/home
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
    Geothermal heat pump w/ closed loop - $450/ton Geothermal Heat Pump w/ open loop - $350/ton Geothermal Unit Only (existing closed/open loop) - $250/unit Heat Plus Rate/Meter - $100/home
  • Energy Efficient Outdoor Lighting (lower wattage replacements only)
    All lighting products must be Energy Star rated or Design Lights qualified. LED Lights 20-34 Watts $15/fixture 35-49 Watts $20/fixture 50-74 Watts $40/fixture 75-124 Watts $50/fixture 125 Watts and more $60/fixture
  • Commercial Lighting (Large projects will need pre-approval.)
    All lighting products must be Energy Star® rated or Design Lights qualified.
  • Agricultural Lighting
    All lighting products must be Energy Star rated or Design Lights qualified.
  • Livestock Equipment
    All lighting products must be Energy Star rated or Design Lights qualified.
  • Livestock Ventilation
    See form for details.
  • Residential Weatherization Program
    KEY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Applies to upgrades on residential homes built before 1996 (no new additions). Must have electric heat and/or central air conditioning. Total project cost must be $150 or more to be eligible.
  • Residential Indoor Lighting
    Program requirements for LED fixtures: Must be Energy Star® qualified; Minimum 4 Watts per fixture; Minimum $5 rebate request; Household limit $600 per home; Household limit is applied to a 5-year period.