Spencer Municipal Utilities - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

July 06, 2007


Spencer Municipal Utilities offers incentives for its residential and commercial customers to increase the energy efficiency of their buildings. Rebates are available for a number of energy efficient appliances, heating and air conditioning devices. To apply for an Energy Efficiency Rebate, fill out an application form and return it to the SMU main office. For both air conditioners and heat pumps, SMU will pre-authorize the rebate to help both the customer and the contractor with planning. A pre-authorization form is available from SMU or your contractor. In order to receive a rebate for an Energy Star rated refrigerator, applicant must provide written proof of disposal of their old refrigerator. SMU also offers rebates to commercial, non-profit and governmental customers for installing energy efficient motors and lighting. No information is readily available on the internet, but more information can be attained by contacting a supplier or Curtis Dean at SMU, (712) 580-5800.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Iowa
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://smunet.teamem.com/rebates.asp
Administrator: Customer Service
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
Incentive Amount: Air Conditioner: $200 or $300, varies by efficiency
Air Source Heat Pump: $500 or $600, varies by efficiency
Ground Source (Geothermal) Heat Pump: $200 per ton
Electric Heat (permanently wired installation): $10 per kW
Programmable (Set-back) Thermostat: $25
Electric Water Heater (40 gallon minimum): $50 or $75, varies by efficiency
Dishwasher: $25
Refrigerator: $25
Clothes Washer: $50, $100 or $150 depending on what other appliances are installed
Equipment Requirements: Air Conditioner: Minimum 13 SEER
Air Source Heat Pump: Minimum 13 SEER
Ground Source (Geothermal) Heat Pump: Minimum EER of 14.1 - 16.2, depending on the type of system
Electric Heat (permanently wired installation): Maximum 1 kW
Electric Water Heater (40 gallon minimum): Minimum efficiency of 90%
Dishwasher: EnergyStar rated
Refrigerator: EnergyStar rated
Clothes Washer: EnergyStar rated


Name: Spencer Municipal Utilities
Address: 712 N. Grand Ave
Spencer IA 51301
Phone: (712) 580-5800
Email: customerservice@smunet.net

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.