River Falls Municipal Utilities Efficiency Programs for Residential Customers
Central Air Conditioner
Tune-Up It's a fact that your central air conditioner may lose up to 5% 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.
For a limited time, we’re offering a $50 chamber check incentive to customers who have their central A/C units tuned up by a professional service technician. To apply for this incentive program, download the Central Air Tune-Up Incentive Program Brochure and Application.
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 $700 for the cost of purchasing a Level II charging station for your home when you purchase a new or used electric vehicle. 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.
Energy Star Appliances Rebate
In an effort to continue to improve household energy efficiency and stimulate the local economy by boosting appliance sales, we are offering this ENERGY STAR Appliance Incentive Program. To qualify for this rebate program, consumers are required to purchase an appliance such as a clothes washer, refrigerator, freezer, and/or dishwasher with an ENERGY STAR label. Up to $125 Chamber Bucks are available per customer account. ENERGY STAR Appliances Brochure and Application.
Home Energy Assessment Incentive
River Falls Municipal Utilities is offering a local Home Energy Assessment Incentive that includes paying for all but $50 of the initial assessment cost, as well as matching Focus on Energy's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program incentive by funding an additional 33 percent of improvement costs up to $1,500! 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 $75 for the purchase and installation of a smart thermostat. Smart Thermostat Incentive Application.
ORDER YOUR FALL 2018 TREE NOW! Deadline is September 7.
Trees can save you energy and money! Properly planted around your home, shade trees can lower your cooling costs in summer. Trees planted on the south or west side of the building can reduce air conditioning costs in the summer. When the leaves fall in the winter, the bare trees allow warm sunlight to reach your home.
Participate in the Tree Power 2018 Incentive Program. Purchase shade trees for a limited time for only $25 per tree. Tree Power Incentive Program Brochure and Application.