Save Energy and Money While Keeping Your Home Comfortable
Save Energy & Money with a High-Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater
|Natural Gas Heating System||Efficiency Rating||Rebate|
|Forced-Air Furnace Replacement||92% to 93.9% AFUE||$150|
|94% to 95.9% AFUE||$300|
|96% or higher AFUE||$400|
|Boiler||83.5% to 90.9% AFUE||$300|
|91% or higher AFUE||$500|
After home heating, hot water is the second largest user of energy in your home – accounting for 15 percent of your total energy use. Save now with a rebate and for years to come with lower energy bills.
|Type of Natural Gas Water Heater||Energy Factor||Rebate|
|Tank (atmospheric)||.67 and higher EF||$75|
|Tank (power vent)||.67 and higher EF||$250|
|Tank||.78 and higher EF (>55 gallons, < 75,000 Btu/hr)||$250|
|Tank||88% Thermal efficiency (>75,000 Btu/hr) Commercial water heater in residential application||$250|
|Indirect water heater||$200|
|Tankless||.90 and higher EF||$250|
Save energy and money with a new heating system
Minnesota electric customers can earn up to a $450 rebate for eligible central air conditioners.
Earn cash for purchasing an eligible heat pump.
Heating and cooling your home typically accounts for 50 percent of your energy bill. A new, high-efficiency natural gas furnace with an ECM (Electronically Commutated [fan] Motor) offers the biggest bang for your buck. You'll save on your energy bills for years to come without compromising your comfort or safety.
The heating rebate program is available to qualifying Xcel Energy customers who receive our residential natural gas service for heating system rebates and electric service for ECM rebates.
Eligible Minnesota residents can receive up to $500 in rebates.
|Appliance||Customer Requirement||Efficiency||Existing Home Rebate|
|Natural Gas Furnace
|Natural Gas Furnace
|Natural Gas||95% AFUE
Hot Water Boiler
|Natural Gas||84% AFUE
|ECM - New Furnace
EMC - Retrofit (existing furnace)
Rebates lower the initial cost of high-efficiency equipment, which costs less to operate and is better for the environment.
Eligibility & Details
Xcel electric customers are eligible. Testing is only possible if the outside temperature is 55 degrees or higher, and rebates will not be paid until contractors have tested the unit. Please keep in mind that you may not receive your rebate until spring if you have your unit installed in the late fall or winter.
Eligible Minnesota residents can receive up to $450 in rebates.
The small size and flexibility for zoning for heating and cooling individual rooms make a ductless mini-split heat pump a great choice when additional ductwork isn’t an option. Since each air handler has its own thermostat, you can condition the space only when it’s occupied, saving you energy and money.
Eligibility & Details
The installation property must be located in Minnesota and receive residential electric service from Xcel Energy to qualify for the rebate.
|Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump||15+ SEER / 11+ EER / 9+ HSPF||$200 per condensing unit|
Heating and cooling your home uses more energy than any other system in your home--about 46 percent of your utility bill goes toward heating and cooling. The Bright Energy Solutions® Residential Heating and Cooling Program offers cash rebates to customers who purchase and install qualified energy efficient central air conditioning units, air-source heat pumps, and ground-source heat pumps in their homes.Click here to apply for this rebate
Let your favorite heating and cooling contractor tune up your residential central air conditioner or air-source heat pump and get $30 back from your local participating municipal utility.Click here to apply for this rebate
ENERGY STAR qualified Dehumidifiers have more efficient refrigeration coils, compressors, and fans than conventional models, which means they use less energy to remove moisture.
Buy a qualified ENERGY STAR Dehumidifier and get $10 off your purchase from your participating municipal utility through a mail-in rebate.Click here to apply for this rebate
Studies have shown that more than 75% of central air conditioners are operating below their rated performance. This causes wasted energy, decreases comfort, and shortens the life of air conditioning equipment. These problems can be addressed when units are properly installed and maintained.
That is why we have developed the high efficiency cooling rebate. To qualify for the rebate, the central air conditioning unit or air source heat pump must be installed by a qualified HVAC contractor that has successfully completed the HVAC/R Education qualifications and testing.
Residential members of Stearns Electric Association who purchase and install a qualifying Energy Star® rated air conditioner or air source heat pump from one of our registered contractors may receive a rebate. Qualifying units must be purchased and installed by a registered contractor between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
Quality Install Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP)
|SEER 13 and 14||$250|
Quality Install Cycled Central Air Conditioner
|All SEER Levels||$50|
Some of the largest users of energy are appliances you use every day. Upgrade to a more efficient model with the help of rebates from Stearns Electric, and you will save energy and money every month. Funding for rebates is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Ductless Air Source Heat Pump $250
Rebates are only available for the purchase of a new Energy Star rated appliance purchased on or after January 1, 2017. The appliance must be installed where electricity is supplied by Stearns Electric Association.
To receive these rebates print the appropriate application below, fill it out and mail it to address listed on the form. The receipt of the appliance purchase must also be included.Click here to learn more and apply for this rebate