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Incentives and Rebates

Orange County REMC offers member incentive programs which include payments to members who purchase qualifying equipment. These program payments will assist members in buying more efficient equipment to save money over the life of their purchase. Incentive payments will only apply to equipment installed and operating in the 2017 calendar year in homes or structures connected to Orange County REMC. Interpretation of qualifying equipment and installations are at the sole discretion of Orange County REMC.

To promote and support system-wide deployment of Hoosier Energy’s Energy Management Program all member discounts or rebate payments for water heaters or HVAC systems (except geothermal) require installation of an Energy Management switch as a qualification to receive the benefit.

Details of the progam are listed on the incentive payment request form (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file. Please print off the form, compete the requested information, sign it and submit it with the proper documentation.

A summary of the 2017 programs is listed below, but you will need to download the rebate request form to get all the details and conditions for each rebate. Contact the Orange County REMC office for more information, or if you have trouble downloading the payment request forms. Email us, or call (812) 865-2229 or toll free (888) 337-5900.

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

  • Must provide 100% cooling to the home
  • Units that do not qualify include:
  •  Window heat pumps
  •  “Thru-the-wall” heat pumps (hotel-type machines)
  •  MSHPs for only 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% cooling to home
  •  Must verify unit is replacing whole-house electric resistance with no supplemental heat
  •  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

Water Heater

  • Orange County REMC will provide a free 40 or 50 gallon electric resistance water heater for new construction or gas replacement (Member pays sales tax.)
  • Heat pump or hybrid water heaters with a minimum 40 gallon size: $400 rebate
    • Recommend Tier 2 or higher rating on NEEA’s Advanced Water Heater qualified products for northern climates -- neea.org/advancedwaterheaterspec

 

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