MidAmerican Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Audit and Rebate Program (detailed)

July 02, 2009


The MidAmerican Energy Residential Equipment Rebate Program offers rebates to its residential home-owning customers for the who purchase and installation of qualifying heating, cooling, and water heating equipment fueled by gas and/or electricity supplied directly by MidAmerican. 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 South Dakota customers who live in (and own) a home or mobile home built prior to Dec. 31, 1989, 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 $750) of the installed cost of the recommended insulation. Customers can call 800-894-9599 to request a HomeCheck.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: South Dakota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.midamericanenergy.com/html/energy3c_2.asp
Administrator: MidAmerican Energy Company
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Building Insulation
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: Natural Gas Furnaces: $250 - $400
Efficient Furnace Fan Motors: $50
Natural Gas Boilers: $150 - $400
Natural Gas Water Heaters: $75
Window Air Conditioners: $25
Central Air Conditioners: $100 - $200
Air-source Heat Pumps: $100 - $400
Add-on Heat Pumps: $100 - $400
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $1,000-$2,000
Programmable Thermostats: $25
Insulation: 70% of project cost
Maximum Incentive: Insulation: $750
Equipment Requirements: Furnaces: 92% AFUE or higher
Efficient Furnace Fan Motors: must have CEE air handling ratio less than 0.02
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
Programmable Thermostats: must be Energy Star
Water Heaters: 0.62 EF or higher


Name: EnergyAdvantage Programs
Address: P.O. Box 7232
Des Moines IA 50309-7232
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.