Save Energy by Purchasing Efficient HVAC Equipment for your home and receive an Incentive rebate check from the cooperative.

Rebate Applications

If you are installing new HVAC equipment or a Hybrid Water Heater and you receive your electricity from Wayne-White, print out the Rebate Request Forms and submit the appropriate form along with your Dealer Invoice and the AHRI Certificate of Product Rating for the HVAC equipment purchased and installed by your dealer (or receipt for the Hybrid Water Heater). New this year are rebates on purchases of electric outdoor equipment and HVAC tune-ups! You can also call us for more information at (618) 842-2196 or toll-free at (888) 871-7695.

In summary, your Invoice + AHRI Certificate + Signed Rebate Request Form = Rebate $$$. All installations are also subject to our inspection to certify proper qualification for our incentive rebate program.

2024 HVAC Rebates 2024 Water Heater Rebates 2024 HVAC Tune-Up Rebate 2024 Electric Outdoor Equipment Rebates

2024 HVAC Rebate Application (PDF)          HVAC Rebate Terms & Conditions (PDF)

2024 Water Heater Rebate Application (PDF)          Water Heater Rebate Terms & Conditions (PDF)

2024 HVAC Tune-up Rebate Application (PDF)          HVAC Tune-Up Rebate Terms & Conditions (PDF)

2024 Electric Outdoor Equipment Rebate Application (PDF)          Electric Outdoor Equip. Terms & Conditions (PDF)


Visit this link to help calculate your rebate total: Non-Residential Rebate Calculator – Why Electrify

Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative
PO Drawer E
Fairfield, IL 62837

Call (618) 842-2196 or email us.

HVAC Incentive Rebate Program for 2024

All rebate applications require an Invoice as well as an Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Certificate of Product Rating from your dealer for the equipment installed. (Equipment is subject to inspection to verify.)

Incentive rebates are available for installations in your primary home and living space. Installing a system into work shops, sheds, cabins, and man caves might qualify for incentive rebates. Talk to us to discuss your situation.

A gas log fireplace or vent-less gas wall unit does not qualify as gas back-up to receive a rebate check. (Gas back-up means that it must be a gas furnace that can provide heat to the entire home, not just a room or 2.)

Hybrid Water Heater

Trim The Cost of Your Residential Water Heating Needs

According to Energy Star (U.S Department of Energy), your hot water heater is the second largest energy consumer in the home, second only to your heating and cooling equipment. How would you like to save $25 to $30 a month on your electric bill by significantly lowering your hot water heating cost each month?

It’s not a fantasy dream….it can be easily done with a Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater, which are available in many brands including Rheem, A.O. Smith, Richmond and others.

Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate Incentives

For the past 12 years, Wayne-White Electric Cooperative has been selling the plastic Marathon Water Heaters. Plastic Marathon Water Heaters are 94% efficient and do a great job of heating water without leaking or rusting, because they are plastic and well insulated with foam.

We continue to offer them, but we want to make you aware of special rebate incentives that are currently available on the purchase of Hybrid Water Heaters, regardless of the brand and regardles of where you buy it.

Savings & Payback Time

What does it cost and what is your payback time?
  • Subtract the $500 rebate check and your actual cost is about half the cost of a 50 gallon standard plastic Marathon water heater.
  • If you purchase one, just bring us the receipt and sign a rebate request form to receive your $500 check.

Continue to Save

  • With an annual savings of $361 described, your new Heat Pump water heater will pay for itself in the first 2 years,
  • It will continue to save you about $30 a month on your electric bill because it its 253% efficient at heating water compared to 94% or less on standard electric water heaters.

The drawback is that they will make some noise (like a small fan) while heating the water, and they will put out some cool air.

How much can you save?

Based upon our current rate of 11.9 cents per kWh, that's a savings of $361 per year ($30 a month) on your electric bill by replacing your standard electric water heater with 1 of our Hybrid Water Heaters.

  • Many homes spend over $550 a year on heating their water ($45.83) a month.
  • Our Hybrid Water Heaters are available in 50 gallon and 80 gallon models.

Consumption & Usage

The Department of Energy (DOE) tested the A.O Smith Hybrid Water Heaters and found they consume an average of 1856 kWh per year compared to 4879 kWh per year for a standard water heater they tested. Usage varies slightly based upon the number of:

  • Family members
  • Number of showers
  • Laundry loads
  • Etc.

Marathon Water Heaters

Introducing the only plastic Electric Water Heater Tank on the Planet, which can give you piece of mind. Now sold at Wayne-White Propane. 

Brass union connections provide easy installation or re-installation

Highest Energy Factor by model of any water heater

Rugged polyethylene jacket resists shipping damage and won’t rust

Oversize element parts for easy sediment removal

Recessed brass drain valve

Factory installed T&P relief valve and vacuum relief valve

Water tight outer jacket delivers dependable service — even challenging environments

Unique low watt-density coated elements offer exceptional performance and durability

Envirofoam TM insulation that is CFC and HCFC free

Bowl shaped bottom for easier, more complete draining

Marathon Water Heater Advantages

Marathon leads the way in environmental friendly manufacturing, design and operation. The Marathon electric water heater offers these advantages:

Marathon Water Heater FAQ’s

How much more is the Marathon than a conventional water heater?

The smaller Marathon units will cost approximately 2 to 3 times more than a basic steel water heater of the same size. That is not a real comparison though, as you are comparing a lifetime warranty product that is super insulated, against a 5 or 6 year warranty product with minimal insulation. Remember that the Marathon tank will not leak or rust, while your steel tank will eventually fail and you will be installing another tank's just a matter of time.

Marathon Water Heaters

  • Marathon water heaters are also insulated much better than standard metal-tank water heaters.
  • The 4 inch of foam inside the perimeter creates a "thermos" effect, keeping the water hotter, longer. (This will reduce the amount of times that the unit will need to run in order to keep water heated)
  • The elements in a Marathon are also superior to any metal tank water heater.
  • The top element in a Marathon is copper, while the bottom element is Titanium, which is more more resistant to hard water and sediment.

Wayne - White Member Rebates

There are no longer any rebates on Marathon Water Heaters.

  • There are only rebates on the purchase of Hybrid Water Heaters (Heat Pump) such as A.O. Smith, Richmond, & Rheem, which you can buy at Lowes, Menards, Winnelson, or Home Depot.
  • The rebate check on a hybrid water heater is $500.


Metal tank water heaters today are made of very thin, flimsy metal which will usually rust out in 6 or 7 years. The Installation process for the Marathon is no more and sometimes less than for steel units.

  • The fittings are the standard ¾ inches that you are used to.
  • You should also hook it up to a 30-amp breaker using 10 gauge wire.
  • Consult the owners manual after purchase for proper installation instructions.


We do not have many problems with Marathon water heaters, but we do stock thermostats and elements in the event that you have an issue down the road.

  • Plastic tanks have a Lifetime Warranty
  • Elements and thermostats have a 6-year warranty
  • Only the 30, 40, 50 gallon models feature the "No Leak" Lifetime tank warranty
What are the size dimensions of the Marathon Water Heaters?

Marathon water heaters are the preferred water heater tank for Geothermal installations because you should never have to replace the tank. We sell the 30-Gallon, 40-gallon, 50-gallon, 85-gallon, and 105-gallon models at Wayne-White Electric Cooperative.

  • The 30-Gallon model measures 22 inches by 53 inches and weighs 75 pounds
  • The 40-gallon model measures 22 inches by 65 inches and weighs 90 pounds
  • The 50-gallon model measures 24 inches by 67 inches and weighs 100 pounds
  • The 85-gallon model measures 28 inches by 71 inches and weighs 124 pounds
  • The 105-gallon model measures 30 inches by 71 inches and weighs 152 pounds

We keep all 4 models in stock at our Fairfield Office location, 1501 West Main Street in Fairfield, Illinois.

Is it worth more than a conventional water heater?

Yes, the Marathon will save you energy year after year and after 5 years it won't have to be replaced.

  • Typically it will pay for itself in energy savings over a conventional water heater
  • The cost of the water heater is usually only half your cost however
  • Installation is the other cost and you won't have to pay for that and another water heater in 5 years

People often overlook the damage to their floor and belongings when their cheaper water heater fails. These failures often happen when you are not at home and when you least expect it.

How good are the elements in a Marathon water heater? Will I have to replace the elements often?

The quality speaks for itself and we have hundreds of customers with a Marathon in their home.

  • The bottom element in the Marathon Water Heaters is made of titanium which only Marathon has. It is much more resistant to harder, more difficult water.
  • The top element is actually made of copper, which also performs well. You won't find a metal tank water heater on the market with titanium and copper elements.
  • The Marathon elements have a 6-year warranty, whereas the Marathon tank has a lifetime warranty.
  • We have visited their factory assembly line and we were very impressed with their quality control measures.

We keep extra elements and thermostats in stock in case you ever have a problem with them, but over the past 6 years, we have had very few issues with Marathon water heaters.

Why should I bother with a Marathon, my last water heater lasted 22 years?

That's impressive, but not uncommon for older water heaters. The older water heaters purchased in the 70's and 80's had much thicker steel and more porcelain than today's units.

  • Manufacturers have cut so many costs from the manufacturing process, most steel water heaters made today will not last much longer than their warranty of 5 or 6 years.
  • It's much like the automobile, the thickness of the metal on today's units is very thin compared to older models and therefore they tend to rust out and leak over time.
I am building a new house, wouldn’t gas be cheaper?

Not necessarily. Although gas may be a little cheaper, gas water heaters are metal tanks (not plastic) and they require venting for safety which can add more cost and allow you to lose heat in your home.

  • Electric water heaters are nearly 100% efficient, as all of the heat generated stays in the unit instead of some going up the flue.
  • Marathon is like a Thermos® in that it keeps the water hot once you have made it.
  • The price of propane and natural gas has recently been climbing and nobody really knows for sure where it will go. While electric rates have gone up slightly, it seems to be more stable and defined.

Many people are now building tighter, more efficient homes than they used to and indoor air quality is becoming a concern. Any fossil fuel water heater can be a problem with carbon monoxide, NOX, and other pollutants needing to be vented.  You can eliminate this issue entirely, however, with the energy-efficient, electric Marathon water heater.