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Cooling System Tune-Up Program

Just like your automobile, home cooling systems need a tune up once in a while. If it has been of few years, now is the time to have your heating and cooling contractor – inspect, service, and clean your cooling system. Typically, tune-ups on cooling systems that haven’t been regularly serviced can provide 5-15% energy savings, or more. The well-maintained system can provide better comfort and equipment longevity – just like your car.

The application includes a checklist of key components your contractor should inspect as well as items for discussion, such as; filter replacement schedule, proper temperature set-back practices and an understanding of the general condition of the system.

Qualifications

  • Incentives are available to customers who have their cooling system inspected and tuned up by an HVAC contractor.
  • Qualifying systems include residential central – air conditioners, air source and water source heat pumps that are served by Nebraska Public Power District or its Wholesale Utility Partners.

Program Guidelines

The following guidelines will generally apply. Exceptions will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

  • Qualifying systems include – any residential central cooling system that has been installed for at least one year, such as:
    • Air conditioner
    • Air source heat pump (electric or fossil fuel back-up)
    • Water source heat pump
  • The incentive payment is $30.
  • The incentive payment to the homeowner will come directly from their local electric utility. For renter/landlord situations, the party responsible for the cost of the tune up will receive the incentive.
  • ‍All HVAC equipment must be permanently installed in a residential single-family dwelling. A mobile home must be on a permanent foundation.
  • For duplexes and condominiums that are separately metered, they will be considered residential, thus requiring two separate applications. If they are master metered, they are considered multifamily and not eligible. Apartments that are master metered, are considered multi-family.
  • In those cases where two or more air conditioners or heat pumps are installed in the same house, both or all are eligible for the full incentive amount. Each requires its own application.
  • Window air conditioners, Package Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC), and Package Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP’s) are not eligible.
  • Program is subject to the Terms and Conditions as outlined on the application and the General Guidelines.

Download the NVEMC Cooling Tune-Up Application

The application includes a checklist of key components your contractor should inspect as well as items for discussion, such as; filter replacement schedule, proper temperature set-back practices and an understanding of the general condition of the system.

Download the NVEMC Cooling Tune-Up Application

View the Cooling Tune-Up Brochure



Contact Us

NVEMC can be reached by calling
(402) 336-2803 or (800) 967-1987.

Monday – Friday
8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. 

You can also reach us by email at niobraravalley@nvemc.org.


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High Efficiency Heat Pump Program

It’s less expensive to save a kilowatt-hour of energy than it is to generate and deliver one. This program is offered in conjunction with the Nebraska Public Power Districts EnergyWise incentive programs and is subject to their general guidelines.

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Low Interest Loan

Apply for a low interest loan through the Nebraska Energy Office’s “Dollar and Energy Savings Loan Program” for your new qualifying heat pump system.

Qualifications

  • All heat pumps must be permanently installed in a residential single-family dwelling and primarily used for space heating. A mobile home must be on a permanent foundation.
  • Qualifying equipment is AHRI listed with an indoor and outdoor unit combination that meets the minimum requirements as shown in the table.
  • An incentive payment will be paid to the owner of a residence after the equipment is installed and operating. The application form must then be signed by both the dealer and the homeowner. This form will then be submitted to the homeowner’s electric utility.
  • The incentive payment to the homeowner will come directly from their local electric utility. The incentive payment to the dealer will come from NPPD as they will be paid once a month for the qualifying systems that have been submitted through the local electric utilities. Accompanying the check will be a report providing information about the qualifying system information, such as; customer name, address, and electric utility involved, etc.
  • Low Interest Loan – For homeowners who choose this option (instead of the incentive) – the program is administered through the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy – Dollar and Energy Savings Loan Program. Qualifying equipment, in addition to the heat pump, can include: furnace (regardless of fuel source – electric or fossil fuel), programmable thermostats, and associated wiring, and ductwork that may be required with the installation with the new heat pump.
    NOTE – homes built within the last 5 years are not eligible for the low interest loan, but they are eligible for the incentive.
    Eligibility is dependent upon meeting the requirements of the Dollar and Energy Savings Loan Program.
    For more information go to neo.ne.gov (Dollar and Energy Savings Loan)
  • Multifamily structures that are separately metered will be considered residential, thus requiring separate applications. If they are master metered, they are eligible for incentives under the Commercial HVAC Program.
  • “New” refers to new construction with new equipment.
    “Conversion” means that the primary source of heat had been a fossil fuel system.
    “Upgrades” refers to the installation of new equipment in which the system being directly replaced is currently a heat pump.
  • In those cases where combinations of two or more heat pumps are installed in the same house, both or all are eligible for the full incentive amount. The dealer is also eligible for their incentive if the system qualifies and passes.
  • To be eligible for an incentive, a cottage/cabin must be heated during the winter months of October through May.
  • If electricity is the primary source of heat for a residence, the use of solar panels, wood stove or fireplace will not affect the eligibility for an incentive payment.
  • Additions and supplemental systems are not eligible for incentive payments unless they are large enough for their own dedicated heating and cooling system.
  • Package Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHPs) are not eligible.
  • “Dealer” is the term used in this document to identify the installing contractor. Most often this will be the heating and cooling contractor that performs the load calculation, sizes the system, and installs it.
  • Program is subject to the Terms and Conditions as outlined on the application and to the General Guidelines.



Contact Us

NVEMC can be reached by calling
(402) 336-2803 or (800) 967-1987.

Monday – Friday
8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. 

You can also reach us by email at niobraravalley@nvemc.org.


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Lawn & Garden Program

Qualifications

  • 20% incentive on any new electric chainsaw, tiller, snow blower, or lawn mower (includes riding, walk behind and robotic.) Not to exceed $1,500 per incentive.
  • Must be brand new and purchased on or after January 1, 2024.
  • Incentive amount is based on purchase price (installation, taxes, delivery/shipping and setup costs are NOT eligible).
  • Chargers and additional battery purchases are available for the incentive at time of initial mower purchase.

Guidelines

The following guidelines will generally apply. Exceptions will be handled on a case‑by‑case basis.

  • Lawn and garden tools must be brand new (not used, previously owned or factory reconditioned) and purchased on or after January 1, 2024.
  • Incentive amount is based on purchase price (installation, taxes and delivery/shipping costs are NOT eligible).
  • The incentive payment or account credit to the person responsible for purchasing the lawn and garden tool(s) will come directly from their local electric utility.
  • Program is available to customers of Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) and its participating wholesale utility customers. Participating utilities have the right to limit the quantity of incentives.
  • Your local public power utility reserves the right to do random spot checks to ensure program compliance.
  • ‍Your local public power utility will make final determination of program compliance decisions and reserves the right to cancel the program with 30 days’ notice.
  • Neither the local electric utility nor Nebraska Public Power District warrant the performance either expressly or implicitly. Contact the manufacturer, supplier, or contractor for details regarding material warranties.
  • Program is subject to the terms and conditions as outlined on the application and to the General Guidelines.




Contact Us

NVEMC can be reached by calling
(402) 336-2803 or (800) 967-1987.

Monday – Friday
8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. 

You can also reach us by email at niobraravalley@nvemc.org.


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Prescriptive Lighting Program

Lighting technologies developed in the past twenty years can help cut your lighting costs by up to 90 percent while enhancing lighting quality and reducing environmental impacts.

Your utility’s Commercial/Industrial Lighting Efficiency Program offers cash incentives to help cover the cost of a variety of energy-efficient upgrades.


Guidelines

  • Existing facilities only. New construction does not qualify.
  • All equipment must be permanently installed.
  • All solid-state fixtures, retrofit lamps, tubes and kits must be standard or premium-listed by the DesignLights Consortium (view designlights.org for more details).
  • Upgrades to recessed can lights, down lights, fluorescent fixtures less than three (3) foot of linear length and existing LED lighting do not qualify.
  • Projects for incentives of $5,000 or greater require pre-approval.
  • After installation is complete, applications, along with sales receipt(s) or invoice(s) itemizing the make, model and input wattage, can be submitted to the electric utility for processing.
  • All incentives are subject to the terms and conditions as outlined in the application and the General Guidelines.



Contact Us

NVEMC can be reached by calling
(402) 336-2803 or (800) 967-1987.

Monday – Friday
8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. 

You can also reach us by email at niobraravalley@nvemc.org.


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