Small business and residential customers of MidAmerican Energy Co. will be getting a little extra relief on high-efficiency equipment they purchase through the end of this year. To help businesses and homeowners who have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, MidAmerican announced it will increase rebate amounts on certain high-efficiency equipment purchases by 50%. For small business customers in Iowa and Illinois, the increased rebate applies to lighting, heating, ventilation and cooling, commercial refrigeration, and compresses air measures. For residential customers, it will apply to air conditioners, heat pumps and smart thermostats. “We understand that people experiencing financial fallout from the pandemic may be holding off on needed home equipment purchases that will help them save energy now and money in the long run,” Tina Yoder, MidAmerican Energy director of energy efficiency, said in a news release.