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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.


 
 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: Apartments do not qualify for this program.  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

The City of Ames Electric Services offers a voluntary monthly contribution program, which funds accelerated development of renewable energy resources.  A voluntary contribution check off will be available to each customer via their monthly bill in the amounts of $2, $5, $10, or a designated amount, per month. A one time donation will also be accepted with a minimum of $5.00 required. Money will continue to be collected until the customer notifies the City of Ames Electric Services of their wish to stop the contribution, or the customer account is terminated. 

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 here to enter your audit request online.

You can also use this free guide to do your own home energy audit.

For more information about Smart Energy, call Energy Services 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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