Ames Electric Department - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Iowa)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Ames Electric Department - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Multi-Family Residential, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Dishwasher, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Room Air Conditioners, Geothermal Heat Pumps|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Energy Star New Home: $500|
Energy Audit: FREE
|Equipment Requirements|| Energy Star New Home: HERS audit score of 85 or less|
Appliances/Room AC/Programmable Thermostat: Must be Energy Star rated
|Maximum Incentive|| Appliances: 50% of the equipment cost|
Programmable Thermostats: 3 per household
|Program Administrator||Ames Electric Department|
|Date added to DSIRE||2009-01-30|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-05-04|
The City of Ames Electric Services offers a variety of services and rebates for residential customers interested in purchasing energy efficient appliances or making energy efficiency improvements to homes. They also offer the residential efficiency construction program for new homes that meet certain Energy Star standards described on the program web site.
To assess the energy needs of its customers, the City of Ames Electric Services offers free energy audits to any interested residential customers. Audits are performed by certified energy experts who assess the energy efficiency level of the home and will supply the customer with certain free energy saving measures such as equipment insulation and up to 6 CFLs.
Rebates are available on the purchase of Energy Star refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washing machines and lighting fixtures. Ames also offers rebates for the purchase of energy efficient central air conditioners, air-source and geothermal heat pumps, Energy Star rated programmable thermostats, and Energy Star rated room air conditioner units. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency requirements listed on the program web site. By accepting any of the air conditioner rebates customers agree to allow City of Ames Electric Services to install a load control switch on central air conditioners.
|Contact Name||Steve Wilson|
|Department||Ames Electric Department|
|Address||502 Carroll Ave.|
|Address 2||PO Box 811|
|Phone 2||(515) 239-5120|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.