Builders and Contractors
Educating professionals on energy efficiency
Midwest Electric understands the important role builders and contractors (HVAC, insulation, etc) have when it comes to the energy efficiency of your home. After all, your cost of home ownership is more than just your monthly mortgage, insurance and taxes. Your monthly energy bills are part of the cost of home ownership, and they are a direct result of the decisions made by you and your builder and contractor. That’s why we work hard to educate builders and contractors on the importance of construction practices that result in energy efficiency.
We regularly host professional seminars. We send out educational materials. And we take a number of phone calls from builders and contractors who want help calculating estimated heating & cooling costs and other information.
In order for our members to receive their rebate, the installing contractor must first complete our required forms and return the completed form to our office:
- Geothermal, Heat Pump, Water Heater, A/C, Refrigerator, Freezer, and Cool Returns rebate form
- Insulation & Air Sealing rebate form
- Lighting rebate form
Cool Returns Program - Radio Controlled Switch
The Cool Returns program requires a load management device on any HVAC unit that receives a rebate or a home that is eligible for a reduced electric rate. Midwest Electric Inc. will pay the installing contractor for the installation of the load control device on new or existing equipment. The Cool Returns radio controlled switch is a duty cycling control that will have very limited use in the summer months and effect the condensing unit only. This program is intended for use with all HVAC equipment: Geothermal systems, Air Source Heat Pumps, and Central Air Conditioning units.
Water Heaters - Radio Controlled Switch
The electric water heater program requires a load management device on any new or replacement electric storage tank water heater. Since the water in the electric water heater stays warm for several hours without power, most member-owners will never notice the temporary shutdown. Not applicable on heat pump or on-demand water heaters.