Thinking about replacing your aging heating and cooling system with a more energy efficient furnace and air source heat pump? Or is your refrigerator failing to keep up? Not only can you save energy and money when you replace with more efficient equipment, you may be eligible for Brown County REA rebates if you purchase Energy Star products.
Enjoy the best of both worlds with an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) which provides home cooling and heating with 76% less electricity than conventional air conditioners and furnaces. Rebates are available when you install an ASHP, placed on load control with a non-electric or storage backup. The heat pump rebates are based on Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) instead of SEER ratings. Enhanced residential rebates will be offered all year, as funds remain. Figure in up to 300 percent efficiency to help make the decision an easy one.
- ASHP with HSPF of 8.2 or higher - $1,000 rebate
- ASHP with HSPF of 9.0 or higher - $1,500 rebate
- ASHP with HSPF 9.5 or higher - $2,000 rebate
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.
No ductwork in your home? No problem. Energy Star Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps can efficiently heat and cool your home and qualify for a $500 rebate if electricity is your home’s primary heat source. Pair with a delivered fuel heating system to earn a $300 rebate. Members who install or upgrade existing heating and cooling systems with an Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) can receive a $25 rebate. Upgrade to an Energy Star Wi-Fi/Smart thermostat for your heating and cooling equipment and receive a $25 rebate.
Air Conditioner or Heat Pump Tune-up - $25 rebate. Complete tune-up checklist portion on the 2021 Heating & Cooling rebate form (link below) and include a copy of the bill from the contractor. Eligible rebate every two years and unit must be at least three years old to qualify.
Member-owned LED yard light (40 watt or higher) - $30 rebate. Submit copy of invoice. Limit one rebate per member.
Commercial, Industrial, & Agricultural (CI&A) Lighting Rebates - Only offered on retrofit (no new construction) projects. CI&A rebates are also available on electric forklifts, robotic milking systems, heating ventilation and cooling, compressed air, dairy plate coolers and other custom electrical applications. Please contact the Brown County REA office to learn more.
Appliance rebates are available when you purchase an Energy Star model.
- Refrigerator (not dorm size) or freezer with recycling of replaced unit - $75
- Energy Star dehumidifier or clothes dryer - $25
Submit proof of purchase, Energy Star certification, found in the bottom right-hand corner of the yellow energy guide, and proof of recycling, for refrigerators and freezers, to receive the rebate. Rebates for amounts less than $100 will be paid as a credit on your electric bill. One appliance rebate per member per year.