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Alliant Energy News - February 2013

For Minnesota Customers
Vol 17 Issue 2


 

Appliance ShoppingNew rebates for 2013!

Whether it’s weather stripping or windows, you will probably make an energy-related purchase this year, and when you do, remember that you can save money by taking advantage of energy-efficiency rebates. If you’re looking to make energy-efficient upgrades more affordable upfront, you may choose low-interest financing through Alliant Energy in place of a rebate.

Get more information, or call 1-866-ALLIANT and ask for your free 2013 Energy-Efficiency Rebate booklet.

2013 ENERGY-EFFICIENCY REBATES

Appliances

  • Clothes washer – Up to $100
  • Dishwasher – $20

Heating, cooling & hot water

  • Air-source heat pump – Up to $400
  • Natural gas tankless water heater – $300
  • Electric tank water heater – $50

Lighting

  • LED light bulb – 50% of purchase price up to $10

Additional rebates

  • Annual heating system maintenance – Up to $30
  • Home sealing* – 70% of total cost, up to $200

*Home Energy Assessment (free for homes built before January 1, 2003) required prior to installation to qualify for a rebate.

The items listed above must meet specific criteria to qualify for rebates. Minimum and maximum purchase amounts may apply. Rebates are limited to 50% of equipment purchase price. The item qualifying for the rebate must receive its primary energy from Alliant Energy.


 

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FarmLower your farm operating costs!

Farm and agri-business customers – are you planning on replacing equipment? Keep energy-efficiency in mind and cash in on more rebates in 2013:

  • Dairy milking equipment
  • Appliances
  • Motors and VFDs
  • Ventilation and circulation fan systems
  • More energy-efficient lighting
  • Grain drying

Click here for more information.


 

Home ImprovementsFREE energy-efficiency upgrades for your home

You may qualify for FREE weatherization services from Semcac, a Community Action Agency, and Alliant Energy.

Semcac’s weatherization program makes FREE energy-efficiency upgrades and may include:

  • New furnace
  • Draft sealing with weather stripping and/or caulk
  • Smoke detector/carbon monoxide detector replacement/installation
  • New water heater
  • New appliances

Semcac’s weatherization services start with a free energy audit. A certified energy expert will come to your home, pinpointing where your energy dollars are escaping, locating any possible safety concerns and what can be done to address them. The expert will then review the findings with you and discuss possible solutions.


 

Home ConstructionNew home – energy efficient or not?

When you see a new home, it is easy to assume that it must also be energy-efficient. Unfortunately, this is not always true.

Many new homes are built simply to meet current building code, which is far below the higher standard of energy efficiency. If you're not sure what the standard is, click here to view energy-efficiency requirements.

When home shopping, ask if the home qualifies for the ENERGY STAR designation or Alliant Energy’s New Home Construction rebates. If not, you may want to keep looking. An energy-efficient home can lower your utility bill by about $26 a month.* Put that $26 a month towards the mortgage, and you can now afford an additional $25,000 worth of home (figured with 30 year loan at five percent interest) for the same monthly cash output. Plus, you’ll get up to $3,500 in Alliant Energy rebates and your home will be more comfortable and worth more money.

*Estimated monthly energy savings of $26 for energy-efficient home is based on the average annual residential Alliant Energy heating and cooling bill of $1,044 and an expected heating/cooling savings of 30%. Source: ENERGY STAR.


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