Rather than central air-conditioning systems, East-Central Iowa REC encourages its members and contractors to choose air source heating and cooling systems. Air source systems are often more efficient than central air conditioners for cooling homes or businesses, and they can handle a good deal of the heating load.
If a central air conditioning system is the best alternative for a member, ECI REC offers members rebates for both residential and commercial qualifying units. No contractor rebate is available.
What to tell your customers about central air conditioning systems
For residential members, split, packaged, and room air conditioners may qualify. They must be ENERGY STAR®-rated.
Commercial central air conditioning systems consist of 2 or more packaged units or a split system. Rebates may apply, and all qualifying systems will be ENERGY STAR-rated.
ECI REC may also rebate qualified water-cooled and air-cooled chillers.