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Woodbury County REC offers a variety of rebates for  residential and commercial / agricultural  qualifying for equipment. 

Residential Rebate Programs

Air-to-Air Heat Pump

If no backup heat or back up heat is propane or natural gas: Qualifying unit rating and SEER                
Energy Star Rating of 14.5-14.9 SEER            $400 per unit
  • Energy Star Rating 15.0-15.9 SEER                 $500 per unit
  • Energy Star Rating 16.0 or > SEER                  $600 per unit
If backup heat is electric
  • Energy Star Rating of 14.5-14.9 SEER            $600 per unit
  • Energy Star Rating 15.0-15.9 SEER                 $700 per unit
  • Energy Star Rating 16.0 or > SEER                  $800 per unit

To qualify for the above rebates on our system,regardless if new or replacement of and old unit. Please provide an invoice with the SEER rating, tons of new unit installed and weather it is electric or gas/propane furnace and if electric what the kWh is.

Geothermal Heat Pumps

The ground source heat pump must meet energy efficiency specifications COP>= 3.3 & EER of >= 14.1
Qualifying Unit                                                                   

Residential geothermal heat pump with or without a desuperheater            $3000                                               

To qualify for the geothermal heat pump rebate on our system, regardless if new or replacement of and old unit. Please provide an invoice with the SEER rating, tons of new unit installed and weather it is electric or gas/propane furnace, and if electric what the kWh is.

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Systems

$200 per unit
  • Minimum Energy Star Rating 14.5 or greater SEER
  • Provides heating and cooling of  a conditioned space
  • Limited to two units per single family dwelling building
  • Limited one rebate per multi-family dwelling
  • Limit of one rebate for each leaseable hotel room

Central Air Conditioning Rebates

Central Air Conditioning Rebate Options

Rating and Seer of Units that Qualify

ENERGY STAR Rating of 15.0 or greater SEER           $100

To receive a rebate, please provide and invoice showing SEER rating and how many tons the unit is.

Window/Portable Air Rebates

Member must provide and invoice showing the unit purchased and that it is an ENERGY STAR-rated unit. Rebate per unit $25.

Electric Appliances

Electric Appliances Rebate Options

To be eligible for a rebate it must meet energy efficiency "Energy Star" specifications. Provide Woodbury County REC with a copy of your invoice and also a copy of the yellow Energy Star Sticker. Each member-consumer account is limited to a maximum of $250 in combined appliance rebates:

  • Cloths Washer                                        $50 per unit
  • Refrigerator                                           $25 per unit
  • Freezer                                                 $25 per unit
  • Dishwasher                                           $25 per unit
  • Cloths Dryer                                          $25 per unit

Insulation Rebate

Building Insulation Rebate

Building must have electric heat installed and be used as the primary heating source of the building.

Must be professionally installed by registered contractor for blown-in, insulating concrete forms, rigid Styrofoam panels and/or Structural Insulated Panels type insulation.

Residential rebate is limited to 30% of installed insulation cost up to a maximum rebate of $800 per building per calendar year.

Water Heater Rebates

Water Heaters Energy Factor of 90% or higher.
  • 50 gallon                                  $300
  • 75 gallon                                  $350
  • 85 gallon                                  $400
  • 105 gallon                                $500

Residential and Non-Residential water heaters must be 50 gallons or greater if you are replacing a water heater. To receive a rebate, the water heater must be under Switch Makes Cents load management control. This rebate applies to either new or water heater replacements. New Switch Makes Cents installations must have a minimum of 80 gallons of electric water heating capacity to qualify.

Appliance Recycling

"Pull the Plug" Appliance  Recycling Program

Woodbury County REC has partnered with Clear Result on "Pull the Plug," an appliance disposal and rebate program for REC members. This program is an incentive to upgrade old, energy-intensive appliances for newer, more efficient models; in the process, all Woodbury County REC members benefit from the resulting energy savings.

You may dispose of a refrigerator, freezer, or window air conditioner through this program, and receive a rebate check.

Program Details
  • The appliance must be in working condition
  • Freezers and refrigerators must be empty and 10 cubic feet or larger
  • There is no charge for the pick-up and disposal of the appliance
  • The first step is to contact our office at 712-873-3125 and Clear Result will work with you to schedule pick-up and provide all details
  • You will receive a $25 rebate per appliance (up to 3 appliances per member, per year) for "pulling the plug" on that old appliance

Commercial and Agricultural Rebate Programs 

Air-to-Air Heat Pump

> = 10 Tons then $100 / Ton

To qualify for the above rebates on our system,regardless if new or replacement of and old unit. Please provide an invoice with the SEER rating, tons of new unit installed.

Geothermal Heat Pumps

>=10 Tons the $ 400 / Ton

To qualify for the geothermal heat pump rebate on our system, regardless if new or replacement of and old unit. Please provide an invoice with the SEER rating, tons of new unit installed.

Building Insulation Rebate

Building must have electric heat installed and be used as the primary heating source of the building.

Must be professionally installed by registered contractor for blown-in, insulating concrete forms, rigid Styrofoam panels and/or Structural Insulated Panels type insulation.

Rebate is limited to 10% of installed insulation cost up to a maximum rebate of $2000 per building per calendar year.

Water Heaters Rebates

> 80 gallon & heating Elements = 18kW then $20 / kW

To receive a rebate, the water heater must be under Switch Makes Cents load management control. This rebate applies to either new or water heater replacements. New Switch Makes Cents installations must have a minimum of 80 gallons of electric water heating capacity to qualify.

Lighting Rebates

Lighting represents one of the largest energy uses in commercial, industrial and agriculture buildings. New and replacement energy efficient lighting fixtures/lamps installed in a commercial, industrial or value-added agriculture building that is served by Woodbury County REC must be a minimum of 500 watts (0.5 KW) to qualify for the following rebates:
Light typeRebate Amount
Compact Fluorescent bulbs (CFLs)$100 per KW (1,000 watts)
T-8 fluorescent tubes$100 per KW (1,000 watts)
T-5 fluorescent tubes$100 per KW (1,000 watts)
Reduced wattage metal halide (low bay) lamps$25 per KW (1,000 watts)
Light-Emitting Diodes (LED)$300 per KW (1,000 watts)

Variable Speed-Motors and Soft Start Device Rebates

An incentive to our customers, Woodbury County REC offers a rebate for new variable-speed energy efficient motors installed in a commercial, industrial or value-added agriculture building that is served by Woodbury County REC.  
Soft-start devices installed on an existing motor which is installed in a commercial, industrial or value-added agriculture building served by Woodbury County REC also qualify for a rebate. (The rebate amount is based on the horsepower of the motor that the soft-start device is connected to.) Seasonal applications are not eligible.  There is a maximum rebate of $5,000 per motor.
ProductRebate Amount
Variable speed motors, energy efficient$40 per horsepower
Soft-start devices on an existing motor$40 per horsepower