Electric Equipment Rebates

Dubois REC has an incentive program for members installing energy efficient equipment in new or existing homes. Substantial rebates are now available for electric water heaters, air-to-air heat pumps and geothermal heat pumps. Download the rebate request form (PDF). Print off the form, complete the requested information, sign it and return it to Dubois REC with the necessary documentation.

A summary of the 2018 programs is listed below, but you will need to download the rebate request form to get all the details and conditions for each rebate.

Deadline for 2018 Rebates is December 1, 2018. 
Rebates are for permanent residences only, which are occupied year-round (12 months).


Home Heating

Air Source Heat Pump, Dual Fuel, Mini-split Heat Pump

  • Must provide 100% cooling to the home
  • Must be in a new construction, or replacing gas or a heat pump
  • Units that DO NOT qualify include:
    • Window heat pumps
    • “Thru-the-wall” heat pumps (hotel-type machines)
    • Mini-Spit Heat Pumps for only RVs/trailers/campers, sunrooms, room additions or other small areas
  • Traditional stick-built and modular housing - minimum 16 SEER rating
  • Manufactured housing* – minimum 14 SEER rating
  • Single speed compressor: no incentive
  • Dual/variable speed compressor: $750 rebate

Heat Pump, Mini-Split Heat Pump or Dual Fuel Replacing 100% Electric Resistance Heat

  • Examples: electric furnace, electric baseboard, electric ceiling cable
  • Must provide 100% heating/cooling to home
  • Must verify unit is replacing whole-house electric resistance with no supplemental heat
    • Examples of non-qualifying replacement include electric space heaters and heat pumps only operating on electric resistance
  • Traditional stick-built and modular housing - minimum 16 SEER
  • Manufactured housing* – minimum 14 SEER rating
  • Single speed compressor heat pump: $800 rebate
  • Dual/variable speed compressor heat pump: $1,500 rebate

* Mobile/manufactured homes are defined as:

  • Factory assembled; Transportable; Designed for transportation on own chassis; Can be placed on temporary or permanent foundation; Intended for year-round occupancy
  • Note: Modular homes do not meet these requirements. Modular homes are considered residential single family homes.

Mini-split systems in manufactured homes must be minimum of 16 SEER.

Geothermal Heat Pump

  • Geothermal incentive: $1,500 rebate
    • Incentive requires a desuperheater or “hot water assist” for new installation geothermal systems when an electric resistance water heater is utilized

Home Upgrades

Water Heating

  • $500 Rebate (must be Heat Pump or Hybrid water heaters (all in one units)
  • Minimum 40 gallon size
  • Installed in a new construction, or replacing gas or electric water heater


Lighting - CFL and LED bulbs

  • Online store with free shipping
  • Minimum purchase of 6 lamps is required
  • Instant rebate is applied to purchase