To obtain your rebate stop by city hall at 110 West 3rd Street for a rebate application form or click here to print a copy. Take your completed form to City Hall or 214 E. 2nd St. Approved rebates will be refunded to the customer using one of two options. The rebate can be applied to the customers utility account or the customer can receive Vinton Value Dollars that can be spent at local businesses.

No rebates will be issued for any residential equipment that does not carry the Energy Star rating. No rebates will be issued for any Commercial equipment that does not carry the DLC (DesignLights Consortium) rating.

Programs Currently Available:

Home Energy Audit

Home Energy Audits for VMEU Customers

VMEU provides home energy audits at no cost to our customers for homes built prior January 1, 2002. The energy audit is a joint audit between Alliant Energy for the natural gas heating and VMEU for electricity.  At the present time joint audits are  done by a sub contractor provided by Alliant Energy.

To request a whole house energy assessment for homes built prior to January 1, 2002 you can request an Alliant's Energy Assessment Online , call Alliant's Energy-Efficiency Hotline at 866-255-4268, or call the VMEU office at 319-472-4813.

Residential refrigerator rebate and recycling reward

VMEU offers rebates for refrigerators and freezers larger than 10 cubic feet in size and various room air-conditioners. To obtain a rebate stop by City Hall and pick up a rebate form or click this Link to print your own rebate form.

Purchasing a new freezer and filling out the rebate request will net you $25. LIMIT 1 REBATE PER METER LOCATION.

VMEU offers limited appliance recycling for working refrigerators, freezers and room air-conditioners in conjunction with the purchase of a new unit. Turning in your old freezer, refrigerator or room air-conditioner will net you an additional $50 reward for recycling it. Contact this office at 319-472-4813 to get details on what to do with the old unit.

Purchasing a new refrigerator and filling out the rebate request will net you $50. LIMIT 1 REBATE PER METER LOCATION

Purchasing a new Energy Star® labeled room air-conditioner and filling out the rebate request will net you $50 based on the following qualifications:  

Less than 6,000 Btu; 10.7 EER

6,000 to 7,999 Btu; 10.7 EER

8,000 to 13,999 Btu; 10.8 EER

14,000 to 19,999 Btu; 10.7EER

20,000 Btu or greater; 9.4 EER

 

LIMIT 1 REBATE PER METER LOCATION

VMEU offers limited appliance recycling for working refrigerators, freezers and room air-conditioners in conjunction with the purchase of a new unit. Turning in your old freezer, refrigerator or room air-conditioner will net you an additional $50 reward for recycling it. Contact this office at 319-472-4813 to get details on what to do with the old unit.

 

Refrigerator-Freezer-Window Air-Conditioner Rebate Information

VMEU offers rebates for refrigerators and freezers larger than 10 cubic feet in size and various room air-conditioners. To obtain a rebate stop by City Hall and pick up a rebate form or click this Link to print your own rebate form.

Purchasing a new freezer and filling out the rebate request will net you $25. LIMIT 1 REBATE PER METER LOCATION.

Purchasing a new Energy Star® labeled room air-conditioner and filling out the rebate request will net you $50 based on the following qualifications:

Less than 6,000 Btu; 10.7 EER

6,000 to 7,999 Btu; 10.7 EER

8,000 to 13,999 Btu; 10.8 EER

14,000 to 19,999 Btu; 10.7EER

20,000 Btu or greater; 9.4 EER

LIMIT 1 REBATE PER METER LOCATION

VMEU offers limited appliance recycling for working refrigerators, freezers and room air-conditioners in conjunction with the purchase of a new unit. Turning in your old freezer, refrigerator or room air-conditioner will net you an additional $50 reward for recycling it. Contact this office at 319-472-4813 to get details on what to do with the old unit.

Air Conditioners

VMEU offers rebates for various types of Energy Star® labeled residential air-conditioning. Rebates are based on the air-conditioner type and how energy efficient they are. The rebate qualifications are listed below:

Central Air-Conditioner with SEER => 14.0 for units <65,000 Btuh receive $150. LIMIT 1 PER METER LOCATION.

Central Air-Conditioner with SEER > 15.0 for units <65,000 Btuh receive $250. LIMIT 1 PER METER LOCATION.Available to any VMEU customer that replaces an existing heating system or builds new and utilizes an Energy Star®  labeled air to air heat pump with electric resistance back up. The Utility will rebate single package equipment air source heat pumps based on the following:

 

Central Air Conditioner with SEER=> 14.5 & HSPF => 8.2 and split system having a minimum HSPF of 7.6 will receive $200.

Central Air Conditioner with SEER=> 16.0 & HSPF = 8.8 will receive $40

LIMIT OF 1 REBATE PER METER LOCATION.

 

 

Air Source Heat Pump

Available to any VMEU customer that replaces an existing heating system or builds new and utilizes an Energy Star®  labeled water to air heat pump with electric resistance back up. The Utility will rebate Geothermal heat pumps which are Energy Star® labeled and have a minimum EER of 14.1 (COP 3.3) for systems 180,000 Btuh or 15 tons or less the amount of $1,500.

LIMIT OF 1 REBATE PER METER LOCATION.

Geothermal Heat Pump (Closed Loop Only)

Available to any VMEU customer that replaces an existing heating system or builds new and utilizes an Energy Star®  labeled water to air heat pump with electric resistance back up. The Utility will rebate Geothermal heat pumps which are Energy Star® labeled and have a minimum EER of 14.1 (COP 3.3) for systems 180,000 Btuh or 15 tons or less the amount of $1,500.

LIMIT OF 1 REBATE PER METER LOCATION.

 

Commercial and Industrial Lighting Rebate Program

VMEU will rebate the following dollar amounts for lighting in commercial or industrial applications:

Acronym Key:

EB=Electronic Ballasts

HO=High Output

HP=High Performance

HB=High Bay

VHLOB=Very High Light Output Ballast

NB=New Buildings

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4' 1 Lamp T-5 fixture with EB - $6

4' 2 Lamp T-5 fixture with EB - $9

4' 3 Lamp T-5 fixture with EB - $14

4' 4 Lamp T-5 fixture with EB - $18

4' 6 Lamp T-5 fixture with EB - $23

8' 1 Lamp T-5 fixture with EB - $8

8' 2 Lamp T-5 fixture with EB - $14

4' 1 Lamp T-8 fixture with EB - $6

4' 2 Lamp T-8 fixture with EB - $9

4' 3 Lamp T-8 fixture with EB - $14

4' 4 Lamp T-8 fixture with EB - $18

4' 6 Lamp T-8 fixture with EB - $23

8' 1 Lamp T-8 fixture with EB - $8

8' 2 Lamp T-8 fixture with EB - $14

4' 1 Lamp HP T-8 - $8

4' 2 Lamp HP T-8 - $13

4' 3 Lamp HP T-8 - $20

4' 4 Lamp HP T-8 - $26

4' 6 Lamp HP T-8 - $35

8' 2 Lamp HP T-8 - $13

4' 3 Lamp HB T-8 VHLOB - $42

4' 4 Lamp HB T-8 VHLOB - $56

4' 5 Lamp HB T-8 VHLOB - $70

4' 6 Lamp HB T-8 VHLOB - $84

4' 8 Lamp HB T-8 VHLOB - $112

4' 3 Lamp HB T-8 VHLOB (NB) - $21

4' 4 Lamp HB T-8 VHLOB (NB) - $28

4' 5 Lamp HB T-8 VHLOB (NB) - $35

4' 6 Lamp HB T-8 VHLOB (NB) - $42

4' 8 Lamp HB T-8 VHLOB (NB) - $56

4' 3 Lamp HB T-5 HO - $45

4' 4 Lamp HB T-5 HO - $60

4' 5 Lamp HB T-5 HO - $75

4' 6 Lamp HB T-5 HO - $90

4' 8 Lamp HB T-5 HO - $120

4' 3 Lamp HB T-5 HO (NB) - $24

4' 4 Lamp HB T-5 HO (NB) - $32

4' 5 Lamp HB T-5 HO (NB) - $40

4' 6 Lamp HB T-5 HO (NB) - $48

4' 8 Lamp HB T-5 HO (NB) - $65

Pulse Start Metal Halide Fixtures 320 Watts or less - $25

Pulse Start Metal Halide Fixtures over 320 Watts - $50

Metal Halide Replacement Lamp (Replacing 400 Watts) (360 Watts) - $3