MidAmerican Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (detailed) (Illinois)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Illinois

Name MidAmerican Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (detailed)
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Building Insulation, Audit
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Natural Gas Furnaces: 250 - 350

Natural Gas Boilers: 100 - 400
Natural Gas Water Heaters: 50
Window Air Conditioners: 50
Central Air Conditioners: 200 - 500
Air-source Heat Pumps: 200 - 700
Add-on Heat Pumps: 200 - 600
Geothermal Heat Pumps: 1,000 - 2,000
Insulation: 70% of project cost
Foundation Insulation: 70% of project cost

Equipment Requirements Furnaces: 92% AFUE or higher

Boilers: 85% AFUE or higher
Window Air Conditioners: 9.4 EER or higher
Central Air Conditioners: 14 SEER or higher
Air-source Heat Pumps: 14 SEER or higher and less than 8.5 HSPF
Geothermal Heat Pumps: minimum of 3.3 COP and 14.1 EER
Water Heaters: 0.62 EF or higher

Expiration Date Equipment must be installed between Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2009. Rebate applications must be postmarked by

Jan. 31, 2010, to qualify for the 2009 rebate program.

Maximum Incentive Insulation: 600

Foundation Insulation: an additional 600

Program Administrator MidAmerican Energy Company
Website http://www.midamericanenergy.com/html/energy3c_1.asp

References DSIRE[1]


The MidAmerican Energy Residential Equipment Rebate Program offers rebates to its residential home-owning customers for the purchase of energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. Rebates range from $50-$2,000 for natural gas furnaces, natural gas boilers, air conditioners, natural gas water heaters, and air-source or geothermal heat pumps. Rebate amounts vary by efficiency, size and type of equipment. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards listed on the program website. A printable version of the rebate application can also be found on the program website.

MidAmerican Energy's HomeCheck Program offers a free home energy audit and insulation up-grade rebate to its residential Illinois customers who live in (and own) a home or mobile home built prior to Dec. 31, 1998, and whose primary heating source is supplied directly by MidAmerican. A trained energy specialist will perform a free energy assessment and, where appropriate, install selected energy-saving improvements such as: A water heater insulation blanket, six feet of water pipe insulation, energy-efficient light bulbs, etc. If the results of the energy assessment show that the insulation in the home is below the recommended levels, a second appointment with an approved contractor can be arranged to make the additional insulation installment. MidAmerican will pay up to 70 percent (maximum of $600) of the installed cost of the recommended insulation. An additional rebate of up to 70 percent (maximum of $600) is available for foundation insulation. Customers can call 800-545-0762 to request a HomeCheck.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name EnergyAdvantage Programs
Department MidAmerican Energy Company
Address P. O. Box 7232
Place Des Moines, Iowa
Zip/Postal Code 50309-7232
Phone (800) 894-9599

Email EnergyExpert@midamerican.com
Website http://www.midamericanenergy.com/

  • 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)"