Water Heater Rebates

Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services (FMCS) has developed a water heater program for its members.  Rebates apply only to water heaters installed for domestic (residential) hot water use. 

To participate in the program, members must agree to have load management installed on the water heater. Tankless water heaters are not eligible for load control or rebates.

 

How to Apply ...
Fax, mail, or drop off a copy of the rebate form, along with a receipt showing the model number, size of the water heater, and EF rating. Your rebate will be issued as a bill credit.

Fax (507) 369-0259

Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services
Attn: Rebates
P.O. Box 611
Albert Lea MN 56007

Steps

  • Member purchases a qualifying electric water heater.
  • Submit rebate form. 
  • Member signs FMCS load management agreement.
  • Member has water heater installed & wiring for load management receiver completed by their contractor of choice and inspected. 
  • FMCS issues rebate to member.

 Rebates: 

105 gallon Marathon *

$600 Rebate  
100+ gallon non-Marathon * $500 Rebate  
85 gallon Marathon ** $500 Rebate  
80-99 gallon non-Marathon **

$400 Rebate

 
New Home or Gas Conversion ***
80-99 Galls, Energy Factor .90 or Greater, or 100 Gallons or Greater, Energy Factor .85 or Greater; must be controlled by cooperative's load control program.

Rebate purchase price excluding sales tax.

 
Heat Pump Water Heater

Energy Factor 2.00 or Greater.  Must meet Energy Star criteria.  Load control not required

$300/Unit Rebate

Solar Storage Water Heater with Electric Back-Up

Must meet Energy Star criteria for solar water heaters.  Electric back-up water heater must be controlled by cooperative's load control program.

$300/Unit Rebate

* Requires an EF of .85 or greater
** Requires an EF of .90 or greater
***Rebate will not exceed current FMCS price for Marathon model of equivalent size.

 

Click here for the diagram of the outside wiring needed for FMCS load management. This wiring must be completed by member's electrician in order for FMCS to install the load management switch.

The load control must be installed to qualify for the rebate.

Participating Dealers

  • Master Plumbing
    71710 County Road 46
    Albert Lea, MN 56007
    507-373-7454
  • Schmitz Electric
    308 West Main
    Adams MN 55909
    507-582-3528
 If you have questions on this, or any of our energy services programs, please contact us at (507) 373-6421.
Check out Marathon Water Heaters at www.marathonheaters.com.


Low Flow Shower Head & Faucet Aerators

FMCS also offers a rebates for:

Low Flow Shower Head 2.5 GPM or less Cost up to $5 per head
Low Flow Faucet Aerator, 1.5 GPM or less Cost up to $1 per aerator


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