Thinking about updating your refrigerator or freezer in 2018? Or maybe it’s time to replace your old air conditioner with an energy efficient air source heat pump. Not only can you save money by going to more energy efficient models, you may also qualify for rebates through Brown County REA.

Rebates have increased for high efficiency air source heat pumps when installed and placed on the co-op’s load control program:

  • Air Source Heat Pump - 14.5 SEER $580
  • Air Source Heat Pump – 15 SEER $680
  • Air Source Heat Pump – 16 SEER & higher $730

Add $50 to each rebate for load control and figure in up to 300 percent efficiency to help make the decision an easy one.

Installing a new Geothermal Heat Pump, qualifies for a $2,000 rebate. Place it on load control with whole house storage or non-electric backup heat and receive an additional $50 rebate. A replacement Geothermal unit qualifies for a $1,000 rebate. Residential electric thermal storage heat may qualifiy for a rebate when placed and left on true storage control (7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, overnight recharge).

No ductwork in your home? No problem. Install a ductless mini split heat pump which heats and cools your home.  If electricity is your home’s primary heat source, you qualify for a $500 rebate; pair with delivered fuel heating system to earn a $300 rebate. Members who install or upgrade existing HVAC systems equipped with an Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) can receive a $50 rebate.Upgrade to a WiFi/smart thermostat for your heating and cooling equipment and receive a $25 rebate. Please provide invoice and AHRI certificate for HVAC rebates.

Look for the Energy Star label when purchasing appliances and lighting products which qualify for rebenergy star logoates.

Purchase an Energy Star full-size refrigerator or freezer and recycle the replaced unit to qualify for a $75 rebate.  Please submit proof of purchase, Energy Star certification and proof of recycling the replaced unit to receive the rebate, which will be issued as a bill credit. One appliance rebate per member per year. Not valid on dorm-size appliances.

A $25 rebate is available to members who purchase an Energy Star clothes dryer or dehumidifier. Energy Star certified LED light bulbs qualify for rebates as well. LED bulbs are rebated up to 50% of the bulb cost but the 2018 maximum has dropped to $2 each. A member-owned Energy Star LED yard light qualifies for a $30 rebate. Limit one per member.

Energy efficient lighting projects, electric forklifts, robotic milking systems, variable frequency drives, heating ventilation and cooling, compressed air efficiency evaluation, and other custom electrical applications may qualify for commercial rebates as well. Please call or stop by the office to learn more.

2018 rebate forms available below.






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2018 appliance form

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HVAC rebates

Smart Thermostat form