MidAmerican Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (detailed)

October 29, 2008


MidAmerican Energy Residential Equipment Rebate Program offers rebates to its residential home-owning customers for the purchase of energy-efficient heating and cooling appliances. Rebates range from $50-$600 for natural gas furnaces, natural gas boilers, air conditioners, natural gas water heaters, and air-source or geothermal heat pumps. A printable version of the rebate application is located on the program website. MidAmerican Energy also offers a free home energy check for customers who live in (and own) a home built prior to Dec. 31, 1994, and the primary heating energy is supplied directly by MidAmerican. The HomeCheck program can help customers identify areas in their homes where they can make the most significant energy efficiency improvements. During the assessment, an energy specialist will check the home's insulation levels, the efficiency of the heating, cooling and water heating equipment and the condition of the home's windows. There are a number of improvements the specialist can make during the inspection including the addition of a water heater insulation blanket, six feet of water pipe insulation, water controls, a water bed mattress pad, and up to six energy-efficient light bulbs. Customers can call 800-894-9599 to request a HomeCheck.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Iowa
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.midamericanenergy.com/html/service14.asp
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
Incentive Amount: Natural Gas Furnace: $250 - $350, varies by efficiency rating
Natural Gas Boiler: $100 - $400, varies by efficiency rating
Air Conditioner: $200 - $400, varies by efficiency rating
Natural Gas Water Heater: $50
Heat Pump: $400 - $600, varies by efficiency rating
Equipment Requirements: For Eligibility:
Natural Gas Furnace must rate 92% AFUE or greater;
Natural Gas Boiler must rate 85% AFUE or greater;
Natural Gas Water Heater must rate .62 EF or greater;
Air Conditioner must rate 14 SEER or greater;
Heat Pump must rate 14 SEER or greater and 8.5 HSPF for Air-to-Air Heat Pumps and 3.0 COP and 12 EER for Ground-Source Heat Pumps.


Name: Customer Service
Organization: MidAmerican Energy
Address: MidAmerican Energy Company - Energy Advantage Programs
Des Moines IA 50306-0657
Phone: (800) 894-9599
Email: EnergyExpert@midamerican.com

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.