River Falls Municipal Utilities Efficiency Programs for Residential Customers
Central Air Conditioner
Your central air conditioner may lose up to five percent of its original efficiency every year. That can increase your utility bills, shorten the life of your equipment, and reduce the comfort level in your home. A simple tune-up and inspection of your central air conditioner can keep it running efficiently and save you money.
We are offering a $50 chamber check incentive to customers who have their central A/C units serviced by a professional service technician. To apply for this incentive program, download the Central Air Tune-Up Incentive Program Brochure and Application.
Air Conditioner Window Unit Replacement
The A/C window unit replacement was created to reduce your energy burden during the hottest times of the year. The old unit will be removed and recycled and the new Energy Star window AC unit will be professionally installed. Eligibility for this program is based on current participation in the bill pay assistance program. For more information, contact Mike Noreen at 715-426-3467 or by email.
Electric Vehicle Charging Program
River Falls Municipal Utilities is accelerating the transition to electric vehicles by covering the cost of a home electric vehicle charger. RFMU will cover up to $500 for the cost of purchasing a Level II charging station. New multifamily complexes are also eligible to receive up to two charging stations as part of the developer’s agreement. For more information and an application, click here.
Home Energy Assessment Incentive
Home Energy Assessment Incentive can tell you a lot about your home and where you're inefficient and losing heat. The assessment costs $50 but that price is reduced to $25 if you’re participating in one of our renewable energy program (hyperlink). Coupled with the Focus on Energy’s - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program you can receive a maximum of $2,400 or 70% of the project cost. Home Energy Assessment Incentive Program Brochure and Application
A smart thermostat is a Wi-Fi enabled device that “learns” your habits to help you manage your home heating and cooling costs. It adjusts your HVAC equipment based on your home’s unique energy profile and the weather outside. You can save energy and money (around $120 annually) without sacrificing comfort. You can control it with your smart phone and it will notify you when your HVAC system is operating at top condition so you can stay ahead of any maintenance needs.
River Falls Municipal Utilities’ customers can receive up to $50 for the purchase and installation of a smart thermostat. Smart Thermostat Incentive Application.
Electrification of Landscape Equipment
Switch to powering your landscape equipment to electric is cleaner, quieter, and can be powered with renewable energy. The incentive is 15 percent of the product cost if you’re participating in one of RFMU's renewable energy program or 10 percent if you choose not to participate in clean energy. To learn more, visit this page.
Up to $2000 bonus match of Focus on Energy incentive for energy efficiency upgrades or weatherization. It can also apply to Energy Star bath fans which are not a Focus on Energy Program. To learn more, visit this page.
Tree Power Program
Planting a tree on your property, which naturally filters the air, can also produce shade for home which reduces your energy bill. RFMU is offering additional savings by providing a rebate of $25-$35 for each tree that you plant. Simply plant a tree and take a picture. For information on how to apply, visit the application link.