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Starting January 1, 2014, HVAC contractors must be SAVE certified to receive dealer incentives and for the customer to receive rebate. SAVE certification classes are scheduled across Iowa.
What is the SAVE program?
SAVE stands for System Adjustment and Verified Efficiency. The SAVE Training Program from the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) and the National Comfort Institute (NCI) is a statewide HVAC contractor training and certification effort in Iowa.
This one day intensive training program teaches you necessary skills to determine actual effective efficiency of any functioning HVAC system:
Students who successfully pass the certification exam at the end of the course will receive the SAVE certification that is valid in all three utility service territories as well as nationally recognized.
Why should you take this course?
The SAVE Program is approved for four hours of HVAC discipline and two hours of mechanical code. In addition, you’ll receive:
How does SAVE benefit your customers?
Easy – it saves them money every single month on their energy bills and improves the performance of their equipment. Here are two Alliant Energy PowerHouse videos – one on peak efficiency and one on duct systems – that you can show customers that explain things in greater detail. Once word gets out on the benefits of SAVE installation, customers will demand SAVE certification.
How much does it cost?
The cost of the training and certification is $600.
For more information, contact Scott Arnold, Alliant Energy Trade Account Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 641-437-5221. You can also contact Alliant Energy's Energy Efficiency Hotline at 1-866-ALLIANT (1-866-255-4268).