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Indianola Municipal Utilities - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/04/2012
Program Overview:
State: Iowa
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Building Insulation
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Amount:Central AC: $100/unit; $50 for each SEER above minimum
Commercial Lighting: $2 - $25/fixture depending on type and efficiency
Lighting Controls: $20
Air Source Heat Pumps: $200/unit; $100 for each each SEER above minimum
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $300/ton
Programmable Thermostats: $25/unit
Maximum Incentive:Central AC: $250 maximum; 10 unit maximum per customer per year
Commercial Lighting: $5,000 per customer per year
Air Source Heat Pumps: $500 maximum; 10 units per customer per year
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $1,000 maximum, 5 units per customer per year
Eligible System Size:All Heating and Cooling Systems: must be properly sized for home (assessed by contractor)
Commercial Lighting: Facilities must be able to verify 1,000 hours of annual operating time.
Equipment Requirements:All Heating and Cooling Systems: minimum SEER of 14
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Indianola Municipal Utilities offers a number of energy efficiency rebates to residential, commercial and industrial customers. The program provides rebates for commercial lighting, central air conditioning, add-on heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, programmable thermostats and energy audits. Residential customers who install heat pumps are also eligible for a bonus rebate of $0.30 per square foot on attic insulation installed to a minimum R-40 value. To qualify homes must be at least 10 years old with existing insulation levels less than or equal to R-24. All rebates except the commercial lighting are available for both residential and commercial customers. All equipment must meet efficiency standards listed on the program web site and rebate forms. Rebates are given in the form of a credit to the customer's city utility account. The application and invoice must be received within six months of purchase date to qualify for the rebates. Applications are located on the program web site.

  Indianola Municipal Utilities
Customer Service
111 South Buxton
PO Box 356
Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: (515) 961-9442
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