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Skyline from MooreSmart Energy Rebates 

Smart Energy rebates are designed for Ames Electric Services customers to make the commitment to using less energy. We provide you the incentive to upgrade your lighting, purchase Energy Star rated appliances, or build more energy-efficient homes. It's important to note that as advances are made in energy-saving, our rebates change, also. We have built these programs around asking customers to strive for the next level of energy savings. Keep saving energy and doing your part to lower your carbon footprint.

NOTE: Program changes have been made.  As of September 1, 2018.  See the Smart Energy page for details.

 

Current Rebates Available


Residential & Commercial Efficient Appliance Rebate
 Household appliances

Rebates for efficient appliances including refrigerators, washing machines, electric dryers, dehumidifiers, and dishwashers.


 Residential High-Efficiency Lighting Rebate

CFL Light Bulb

Rebates for high-efficiency LED residential lighting. 

 
Prime Time Power

PrimeTimePower Metering

 

 

An air conditioner load management program that lowers the demand for electricity. When the demand for electricity is at its highest, radio-controlled switches are used to cycle central air conditioners off for 7.5 minutes out of every 30 minutes. You will receive a $5 credit on each of your four summer electric bills (July, August, September, and October) when you sign up for Prime Time Power!

Click here to enter your Prime Time Power application online.

Or click here to download a Prime Time Power application.


 
 Residential Efficient Construction Rebate

 A new house in the framing stages

Rebates for energy-efficient new residential construction. 

Click here for Efficient New Construction Rebate

NOTE: Program change.  Apartments no longer qualify.  Rebates are for efficient, detached single-family dwellings only.

   All new construction rebates require the installation of a Prime Time Power switch.

 
 Green Choices

 A windmill

An alternative energy resource development program that helps reduce our dependence on non-renewable fossil fuels, such as coal. It also aids in the development of a diverse mix of energy resources for Ames.

Call 515.239.5177 for more information about the Green Choices Program.

 
 Efficient Air Conditioner Rebate

 Air Conditioner

An incentive to the residential customer for installing a high-efficiency air conditioner or heat pump.

Click here for Efficient Air Conditioner Rebate

Minimum qualifying efficiency for an air conditioner and ASHP is 15 SEER. Mini Split system rebates are capped at $600.

All air conditioner rebates require the installation of a Prime Time Power switch.
 
 Power Watch

 Electricity Gauge

An energy conservation education and call to action program that helps keep electric rates low. It focuses on communication and education to help Ames become more energy smart.

Call 515.239.5177 for more information about Power Watch.

 
 Residential Energy Audit
 Hands holding a clipboard and pencil A basic energy audit and a blower door test to help identify areas needing improvement. The free audit identifies how much energy homes consume and what homeowners can do to make their homes more efficient.

Click  to enter your audit request online.

Download a Residential Energy Audit Request application.

For more information about Smart Energy, call Energy Service Coordinator Kayley Barrios Lain at 515-239-5177. 

 

Residential and Commercial Efficient Appliance Rebate
Rebates for efficient appliances including refrigerators, washing machines, electric dryers, dehumidifiers, and dishwashers.

Download an application by clickinghere!

Added a dehumidifier and electric dryer rebates.

Residential and Commercial Efficient Appliance Rebate
Rebates for efficient appliances including refrigerators, washing machines, electric dryers, dehumidifiers, and dishwashers.

Download an application by clickinghere!

Added a dehumidifier and electric dryer rebates.

Residential and Commercial Efficient Appliance Rebate
Rebates for efficient appliances including refrigerators, washing machines, electric dryers, dehumidifiers, and dishwashers.

Download an application by clicking here!

Added a dehumidifier and electric dryer rebates.


Residential Energy Audit
A basic energy audit and a blower door test to help identify areas needing improvement. The free audit identifies how much energy homes consume and what homeowners can do to make their homes more efficient.

 Click here to enter your audit request online.

Download a Residential Energy Audit Request Form here

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