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When buying an appliance, remember that it has two price tags: what you pay to take it home and what you pay for the energy and water it uses.
ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances incorporate advanced technologies that use 10–50 percent less energy and water than standard models. The money you save on your utility bills can more than make up for the cost of a more expensive but more efficient ENERGY STAR model. Plus, Alliant Energy will give you a rebate on your qualifying ENERGY STAR appliance purchase.
Eligible equipment and rebate amounts:
ENERGY STAR qualified freezers use at least 10 percent less energy than required by current federal standards
|ENERGY STAR qualifying freezers (5 max., 10 cubic ft. or larger)||$25|
In most households, the refrigerator is the single biggest energy consuming kitchen appliance. ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators use high-efficiency compressors, improved insulation and more precise temperature and defrost mechanisms to improve energy efficiency. If your refrigerator was manufactured before 1993, you could be wasting $100 or more in electricity every year.
|ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators (5 max., 10 cubic ft. or larger)||$50|
Want to get rid of your old working refrigerator, freezer or room air conditioner? Let us recycle it, and you’ll get up to $50 in cash!
Through superior design and features, ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers clean clothes using 40 percent less energy (through hot water savings and shortened clothes-drying times) than standard washers. And most full-sized ENERGY STAR washers use 18-25 gallons of water per load, compared to 40 gallons used by a standard machine. They also extract more water from clothes during the spin cycle, which reduces drying time and heating energy. ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers are available in both top-loading and frontloading designs.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Alliant Energy must provide the main source of energy for either the water heater or the clothes dryer in order to qualify for the clothes washer rebate.
Since water heaters and clothes dryers can be powered by electricity or natural gas, you must determine the fuel type and the fuel source of the water heater and the dryer. The energy/fuel can come from Alliant Energy, from another utility or a mix. If it is a mix, customers may apply to both utilities for a rebate. If Alliant Energy provides both the water heater and the dryer energy/fuel, the cash rebate is capped at $100.
Fill out the rebate form completely, or your form could be returned unpaid. There is a section to indicate if Alliant Energy provides either the water heater or dryer fuel source.
|ENERGY STAR qualifying clothes washers (max. 2)||
$50 if your water heater is fueled by natural gas or electricity provided by Alliant Energy
$50 if your clothes dryer is fueled by natural gas or electricity provided by Alliant Energy
$100 if both your water heater and clothes dryer are fueled by natural gas or electricity provided by Alliant Energy
Replacing a dishwasher manufactured before 1994 with an ENERGY STAR qualified dishwasher can save you more than $30 a year in utility costs. ENERGY STAR qualified dishwashers use at least 41 percent less energy than the federal minimum standard for energy consumption and use much less water than conventional models.
|ENERGY STAR qualifying dishwashers (2 max., standard size only)||$15|
Room air conditioners
ENERGY STAR qualified room air conditioners use at least 10 percent less energy than conventional models. These models often include timers for better temperature control, allowing you to use the minimum amount of energy needed to cool your room. Make sure your unit is properly sized to your dwelling – most people install units that are too large, and thus inefficient.
|ENERGY STAR qualifying room air conditioners (3 max.)||$25|