Energy Efficiency Rebates

Please note that our rebate structure has changed slightly to best serve our members. Details below.

OEC is committed to helping our members make wise energy choices, conserve electricity and save money. We recommend you:

  • select an EnergySTAR®-rated product;

  • get at least three bids before contracting the work; and

  • verify your heat and air company is qualified to install heat pumps.

Only OEC members qualify for rebates, and the following conditions must be met:

  • rebate claim must be made within six months of installation;

  • equipment must be new;

  • a copy of the verified Manual J calculation from the HVAC dealer or ClimateMaster representative/wholesaler must be provided for all Geothermal units installed after Jan. 1, 2016;

  • a copy of the sales slip or work order and a copy of the product rating certificate showing the AHRI reference number (to verify equipment meets energy efficiency standards) must be submitted along with OEC’s Rebate Request Form (available here); and

  • member must arrange for an inspection with Daniel Lofland. Call (405) 850-0127 to set up an appointment.

Rebates are available for the installation of heat pumps or new electric water heaters in the following instances:

  • Newly constructed homes, apartments and other structures billed under OEC's residential rate

  • Existing structures converting from gas to electric (heat pumps)

  • Existing residential structures converting from gas to electric water heating (replacement of an existing electric water heater does not qualify for a rebate)

Heat Pumps:

OEC will rebate a per ton amount for installation of a heat pump (air-source or geothermal/ground-source) on new construction and conversions from gas to electric or from resistance heat.

Not available on air-source replacement. Air-source, new construction or conversion from gas, AHRI Required:                                                                  

  •  Minimum 14 SEER @ $125/ton

  • Minimum 16 SEER (12 EER) & HSPF of 8 @ $225/ton

  • Minimum 18 SEER (12 EER) & HSPF of 8 @ $325/ton

  • Not available on air-source replacement

Commercial LED Retrofit Rebates

Contact Randy Harnsberger for information (405) 217-6705.

         

Geothermal

New construction or conversion, AHRI Required ($1,050/ton)

  • Open Loop: Minimum 18.0 EER & 3.6 COP

  • Closed Loop: Minimum 15.9 EER & 3.3 COP

  • $225/unit for a desuperheater being installed

Replacement, AHRI Required ($375/ton)

  • Open Loop: 3.0 EER min. increase & 3.6 COP

  • Closed Loop: 3.0 EER min. increase & 3.3 COP

  • $225/unit for a desuperheater being installed

Split System, new construction or conversion, listed in the AHRI ($1,050/ton)

  • Open Loop: Minimum 18.0 EER & 3.6 COP (desuperheater not required)

  • Closed Loop: Minimum 15.5 EER & 3.3 COP (desuperheater not required)

  • $225/unit for a desuperheater being installed

Split System, new construction or conversion, not listed in the AHRI ($775/ton)

  • Open Loop: Minimum 18.0 EER & 3.6 COP (desuperheater not required)

  • Closed Loop: Minimum 15.5 EER & 3.3 COP (desuperheater not required)

  • $225/unit for a desuperheater being installed

C&I and School Programs ($375/ton)

  • Same specifications as residential program

  • Can be rebated over a 3 year period

In addition to completing this form, all geothermal rebates must be accompanied by an AHRI, Manual J, and copy of the invoice.

Electric Hot Water Tanks:

  • Hot water tanks, new construction or conversion from gas to electric ($180)

  • Replacement of existing electric tank does not qualify.

  • To qualify, your tank must meet the following conditions:

    • Two (2) 4,500W elements              

    • 5-year warranty      

    • R-Value of R-12 or higher