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System Adjustment and Verified Efficiency Testing Announcement
With winter approaching, soon you won't be able to accurately perform SAVE testing on central air conditioners due to the drop in temperature.

The good news is that units installed in 2014 will be eligible for the 2014 rebates. To qualify, SAVE testing must be completed in 2015 when the weather warms and accurate SAVE testing can resume (approximately 70°F or above). To ensure rebate availability, air conditioning units must be pre-enrolled through the SAVE software by Dec. 31, 2014, and have testing completed by June 30, 2015.

Newly installed equipment should always be tested within 90 days of installation if air temperature permits accurate testing. Thank you for your support of our EnergyAdvantage® programs!

HVAC Itemized Rebates
MidAmerican Energy Company requires all rebate applications for HVAC equipment to include an invoice with the itemized cost of each major piece of HVAC equipment being submitted for a rebate. This includes – but is not limited to – air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps and programmable thermostats. If there is not an itemized cost provided, there will be no rebate.

This requirement allows MidAmerican Energy to accurately report and justify the ongoing energy efficiency savings and the associated costs with each rebated item and to verify that we do not pay rebates in excess of cost of the installed equipment.

If you have questions about MidAmerican Energy’s rebate programs, call 800-894-9599.

Spray Foam Insulation
MidAmerican Energy Company has revised the language for acceptable materials for attic and sidewall insulation in the Iowa and Illinois 2014 Energy Efficiency Rebate Information For Your Business booklets under qualifications on the Building Shell pages. Revised language is: All conventional insulation materials are eligible for rebates. No additional rebate is given for more expensive alternative insulation materials such as spray foam.

Spray foam does qualify for sidewall insulation. The project must be brought up to current Iowa or Illinois Energy Code, based on the building type using the R-value specified by the spray foam manufacturer, to qualify for a rebate. There must be no existing insulation installed to participate, and there are no rebates for sidewall insulation above Iowa or Illinois Energy Code.

There are instances when spray foam insulation can be used below deck in existing buildings and qualifies for a rebate, as long as the proper R-value is attained as directed by the current Iowa or Illinois Energy Code.

If you have questions about MidAmerican Energy’s rebate programs, call 800-894-9599. If you have questions, email us at


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If you’re keeping your home at a constant temperature, you are wasting a significant amount of energy. Save energy by adjusting your thermostat when you’re sleeping or away from home for extended periods. Learn More