Black Hills Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Iowa)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Iowa

Name Black Hills Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Doors, Furnaces, Heat recovery, Programmable Thermostats, Water Heaters, Energy Evaluation, Tankless Water Heaters
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Energy Evaluation: Free

Clothes Washers: $100
Dishwashers: $20
Replacement Furnaces: $250 - $400
Replacement Boilers: $150 or $400
Duct Repair/Sealing: $200
Duct Insulation (R-8): $150
Insulation/Weather-Stripping/Caulking: 70% of project cost
Doors: $25 or $50
Storage/Condensing Water Heaters: $75 or $300
Tankless Water Heaters: $300
Drain Heat Recovery: $300
Multi-Zone Thermostats: $300
Integrated Space and Water Heater: $500
Programmable Thermostats: $25 or $50
Furnace/Boiler Maintenance: up to $30
Combined Service (Furnace/Boiler Maintenance and Professionally Installed Setback Thermostat): up to $100

Equipment Requirements Appliances and Thermostats: Must be Energy Star rated

Clothes Washer: MEF at least 2.0, WF 6.0 or less; customer must have a natural gas water heater
Dishwasher: ENERGY STAR or qualified
Furnaces: 92% AFUE minimum
Boilers: 85% AFUE minimum
Storage Water Heaters: EF greater or equal to 0.67
Condensing Water Heaters: EF greater or equal to 0.80 or 90% TE
Integrated Space and Water Heater: 84% CAE or above
Drain Heat Recovery: Minimum standards
Multi-Zone Thermostat: Minimum standards
Doors: R-5

Maximum Incentive Insulation: $750

Weather-Stripping and Caulking: $200

Program Administrator Black Hills Energy

References DSIRE[1]


Black Hills Energy offers its residential Iowa customers incentives to encourage energy efficiency in their homes. Black Hills Energy offers a free home energy evaluation to customers (both owners and renters) to determine what energy efficiency programs would be best for them. Rebates are offered for certain Energy Star appliances and thermostats; energy efficient replacement furnaces, boilers, and water heaters; and weatherization measures such as insulation up-grades and door replacements. For more details and the program applications, customers should refer to the program web site, or contact the rebate hot-line at 888-567-0799.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Energy Savers Plus
Department Black Hills Energy
Address P.O. Box 7390
Place Des Moines, Iowa
Zip/Postal Code 50309
Phone (888) 567-0799
Phone 2 (888) 890-5554


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"