Cedar Falls Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Iowa)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Iowa

Name Cedar Falls Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Dehumidifiers, Dishwasher, Doors, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Water Heaters, LED Exit Signs, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Appliance Recycling, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Gas Water Heater: $300

Clothes Washer: $50
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $50
Window AC/Dehumidifier Recycling: $25
Boilers: $400
Gas Furnace: $200
Central A/C: $200, plus $100 for each SEER above 14
Geothermal Heat Pump: $300 - $600 per ton
Air Source Heat Pump: $300, plus $100 for each SEER above 15
CFL: 50% of cost up to $5
LEDs: 50% of cost up to $10
Fluorescent Fixtures/Ceiling Fan Light Kits: $20 per fixture
Attic/Ceiling insulation/sealing: 60% of contracted labor, up to $1,000
Sidewall insulation/sealing: 60% of contracted labor, up to $1,000

Duct insulation/sealing: 60% of contracted labor, up to $1,000
Air Sealing/Weatherstripping: 60% of contracted labor, up to $200

Equipment Requirements Gas Water Heater: EF .82; Energy Star qualified

Clothes Washers: CEE Tier 3; CFU must supply water heating fuel
Freezer/Refrigerator Recycling: Unit must be in working condition; larger than 16 cu. ft
Window AC/Dehumidifier Recycling: Unit must be working
Boilers: 92% AFUE
Furnaces: 95% AFUE
Central A/C: 14 SEER or higher
Geothermal Heat Pump: 16.2 SEER rating; 3.3 COP
Air Source Heat Pump: 15 SEER rating; 8.5 HSPF; Two stage units only
HVAC equipment must be properly sized by CFU
Ceiling Fan Light Kits/Fluorescent or LED Fixtures: ENERGY STAR qualified
Doors: U-factor <0.20
LEDs: ENERGY STAR qualified

Maximum Incentive Appliance Recycling: 2 rebates per residential account, per appliance type annually

Ceiling Fan Light Kits: $20 per light kit; 6 per account per year
Central A/C: $400
Air Source Heat Pump: $600
Attic/Ceiling Insulation: $1,000
Air Sealing/Caulking/Weather Stripping: $200
CFL: 50% of cost, up to $5 (10 per customer per year)
LEDs: 50% of cost up to $10 (10 per customer per year)
Fluorescent Fixtures: $20 per fixture; 6 per account per year

Program Administrator Energy Services
Website http://www.cfu.net/save-energy/residential-rebates.aspx

References DSIRE[1]


The Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) Energy Efficiency Rebate Program provides rebates for energy efficient heating and cooling equipment, thermal envelope improvements and appliance recycling. The amount of the rebate varies greatly by technology and all technology must meet specified energy efficiency requirements listed on the program web site. Heating and cooling rebates range from $200 - $300 per unit with an additional rebate for higher than the minimum required efficiency. Thermal envelope improvements, including attic, ceiling, in-wall, and foundation insulation are eligible for a rebate of 60% of the contracted labor plus up to an additional $1,000 for the costs of equipment and materials. To qualify for the heating and cooling rebates, CFU Energy Service staff must measure your home to determine the appropriate size of the new equipment to be installed. All recycled appliances must be in working condition and be picked up by CFU. All receipts must be mailed to CFU along with a completed application. Contact CFU for more information on this program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Cedar Falls Utilities
Department Energy Services
Address PO Box 769
Place Cedar Falls, Iowa
Zip/Postal Code 50613
Phone (319) 266-1761
Phone 2 (319) 268-5378
Email cfu@cfunet.net
Website http://www.cfu.net/save_energy

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Rebate Flyer.pdf Residential Rebate Flyer

  • 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)"