Help keep future rates low with a radio-controlled switch and get $50! Plus, you'll receive a $5 bill credit per month during peak months (June-September)!
To accomplish reduced demand in the summer, Midwest Electric is offering members a radio-controlled switch for central air-conditioning systems. This cycles the compressor on your AC unit for brief periods of time (7 to 12 minutes out of a 30-minute time frame) during peak demand conditions when electricity is most expensive. This does not control your thermostat or harm your cooling system. In fact, cool air continues to circulate through your home. Cycling periods are so brief that participants rarely notice a change in comfort.
Allow the cooperative to install this radio-controlled switch (also known as a Cool Returns switch) on your central AC unit, and we'll credit your electric bill $50, plus you'll receive a $5 bill credit per month during peak months (June-September). This is all at no cost to you! We will cover the charge for a local contractor to visit your home for the installation of the switch.
Load control saves the cooperative $600,000 a year in lower power costs. By joining programs like Cool Returns, you really can help make a difference!
* We also offer radio-controlled switches for heat pumps and geothermal systems, so please be sure to contact us if you have either of those. The rebate is only valid for members who have not already had a switch installed on their equipment. The member must be new to the program to be eligible. Rebate is for year-round residential homes only. Seasonal homes do not qualify.
For more information about Cool Returns, or to enroll now, call our office at 800-962-3830 or fill out the form below.
Please note: In some rare cases, we may not be able to install a Cool Returns switch on your central air system. We will let you know. Thank you for helping us save money and keep rates low!