Energy Efficiency Rebates Program

Effective January 1, 2017

Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative “Rebate” program, as it relates to our “Switch Makes Cents” program, is available to any member/owner of the cooperative, according to the following schedule and list of circumstances.

Questions about these rebates, contact Tim Plumb, Director of Member Services at (800)822-5591 or (712) 647-2727 or tplumb@hcrec.coop.


Geothermal Heat Pumps

Ground –Source Heat Pumps 

Units can be new construction or replacement and must meet minimum Energy Star® requirements as follows:

  • COP greater than 3.3
  • EER greater than 14.1 

$3,000.00/unit


Air Source Heat Pumps 

New construction, replacement or add-on units. Based on the following Energy Efficiency Energy Star specifications:

Backup with electric: 

  • SEER rating 14.5; $600/unit
  • SEER rating 15-16; $700/unit
  • SEER rating 16 and greater; $800/unit

Backup with natural gas or propane:

  • SEER rating 14.5; $400/unit
  • SEER rating 15-16; $500/unit
  • SEER rating 16 and greater; $600/unit

Ductless mini split HP = SEER rating 14.5 or greater $200.00 


Water Heaters 

Rebate for new construction or replacement.  Unit must be 50 gallons or larger with 90% or greater energy factor and wired to Switch Makes Cents load control program.           

  • 50 gal = $300
  • 75 gal = $350
  • 85 gal = $400
  • 105 gal = $500

Central Air Conditioning 

Based on Energy Star rating.

  • SEER rating 14.5 or greater; $100/unit 

Window & Portable Air Conditioners 

  • Based on Energy Star specifications - $25/unit

Building Insulation 

30% of cost, Limited to a maximum of $800/building/year, in addition to 30% tax credit.

  • Qualifying building must have electric heat as primary heat source.
  • Qualifying insulation includes blown-in, insulating concrete forms, rigid Styrofoam panels, and/or structural insulated panels.
  • Insulation must be installed by a registered contractor.

Appliances 

Rebates for Energy Star appliances including:

  • Clothes washer @ $50/unit
  • Refrigerator @ $25/unit
  • Freezer @ $25/unit
  • Dishwasher @ $25/unit

Maximum total appliance rebate per member-consumer of $250/year.