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Rebates & Incentives for Ductless Heating and Cooling

Rebates for Ductless Mini Split Minnesota

Every company wants to sell more of whatever they have to sell…..except the Utility Companies!

It’s all about supply and demand.  The demand for energy continues to increase – most homes have multiples cell phones, tablets, computers and other appliances which creates a demand for electricity. Although most people thing of energy as an unlimited resource, nothing could be further from the truth.

One of the reasons utility companies seek to reduce consumption is because if they cannot meet the demand for energy, they will be required to buy the energy from a neighboring state or be forced to build new plants. Building new power plants is cost prohibitive, takes a long time and is potentially disruptive to local ecosystems.

It’s more cost effective to encourage home owners to reduce consumption on the existing grid.  Ductless Heating and Cooling systems provide ultra-high efficiencies which is why many Utility Companies in Minnesota will provide Rebates & Incentives.  

Following is a list of Utility companies and their rebate programs. You can also discuss Rebates with your Qualified Ductless Contractor.

MN POWER:  Minnesota Power offers rebates on many ductless mini split units. Their coverage area is North Eastern Minnesota including Duluth, the North Shore area, up to International Falls and down to Little Falls.

https://www.mnpower.com/ProgramsRebates/ASHPMiniSplitRebate

Bright Energy Solutions Rebates Minnesota

BRIGHT ENERGY:  Bright Energy Solutions offers energy efficiency cash incentive programs to residential and business customers of municipal utilities that are members of Missouri River Energy Services. In Minnesota, this includes: http://www.brightenergysolutions.com/find-a-rebate/

CROW WING POWER: Crow Wing Power offers several incentives for residential consumers to increase the energy efficiency of homes. Rebates are issued on a first come, first served basis and are available for a variety of energy efficiency measures, including air source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, electronically commuted motors, refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, LED lighting, programmable thermostats, and water heating. Rebates on heat pumps and air conditioners vary by system efficiency. In addition to these rebates, consumers can also receive special electric rate reductions if they take part…https://www.cwpower.com/residential-rebates-and-discounts

DAKOTA ELECTRIC: Dakota Electric Association is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative founded by local farmers in 1937 with the help of the Rural Electrification Administration.
https://www.dakotaelectric.com/air-source-heat-pump-rebate/

LAKE COUNTRY POWER: Lake Country Power (LCP) encourages energy efficiency by offering financial incentives to residential customers. Rebates are available for ENERGY STAR® rated products purchased in the current program year. All equipment requirements must be met in order for installations to be eligible. https://www.lakecountrypower.coop/content/service-prices

LAKE REGION ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE:  (LREC) offers rebates for residential customers to improve the energy efficiency of homes. Rebates are available for air-source heat pumps and central air conditioning units. The program web site contains all necessary rebate forms. The rebate application forms and a copy of the invoice/receipt must be submitted to the utility in order to receive rebates. View equipment-specific requirements for ductless air-source heat pumps and geothermal heat pump rebates. A list of registered HVAC contractors can be found on the program web site.’’’’
http://www.lrec.coop/products-service/rebates-loans-tax-credits 

MOORHEAD PUBLIC SERVICE:  Moorhead Public Service Utility offers the Bright Energy Solutions Programs for commercial and industrial customers that purchase and install a variety of energy-efficient equipment in existing facilities. Rebates are also available for custom measures which reduce a facility’s energy demand. Refer to the program website for complete details.https://www.brightenergysolutions.com/municipalities-container/mn/moorhead-public-service/?rebatetype=Business

MINNESOTA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY:  Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) serves 12 member communities in Minnesota. Through these communities, MMPA offers rebates to residential customers for upgrading certain household equipment. Rebates are available for central air conditioners and air source heat pumps, mini-split ductless heat pumps, ECMs, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, and LED bulbs and fixtures. All appliances, lighting, air-source heat pumps, and air conditioners must be ENERGY STAR qualified. Actual incentive amounts vary by community. Visit the program website for more information.
http://mmpa.org/conservation/we-save-home/

MINNKOTA POWER COOPERATIVE: Minnesota cooperatives and municipals in Minnkota Power Cooperative’s service territory are providing incentives for their commercial customers to improve the energy efficiency of their facilities through the PowerSavers program. PowerSavers participating utilities include:

  • Bagley Public Utilities Commission
  • City of Baudette
  • City of Alvarado
  • Beltrami Electric Cooperative
  • City of Fosston
  • Hawley Public Utilities Commission
  • North Star Electric Cooperative
  • Roseau Electric Cooperative
  • City of Roseau
  • City of Thief River Falls
  • City of Warren
  • Wild Rice Electric Cooperative

http://www.minnkota.com/business-programs.html

ROCHESTER PUBLIC UTILITIES: Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) offers incentives to residential customers for installing energy-efficient equipment in participating homes through the Conserve and Save Rebate Program. These incentives are available for a variety of appliances, air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnace fan motors. All program equipment requirements must be met in order to receive rebates. Applications for measures installed in the previous year must be received by March 31 of the following year. Rebates are available until calendar year program funding is exhausted. Contact RPU for any additional information
https://www.energy.gov/savings/rochester-public-utilities-residential-conserve-and-save-rebate

SHAKOPEE PUBLIC UTILITIES: Shakopee Public Utilities offers its residential customers rebates on a variety of energy-efficient appliances and equipment. Rebates are available on a first come, first served basis while funds last for LED lighting, room A/C, freezers and refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers, mini-split ductless A/C, heat pumps, and select appliance recycling. All rebate applications must include a receipt that provides proof of purchase (information needed: store name, customer name, date of sale, manufacturer name, model number, and date of installation).
https://spucweb.com/

STEARNS ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION ‘- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program’
Note: Rebates are only available for the purchase of a new ENERGY STAR rated appliance purchased on or after January 1, 2019.  Stearns Electric Cooperative offers a variety of rebates to residential members for making energy efficiency improvements in eligible homes. Rebates are available for ENERGY STAR appliances, HVAC equipment, and water heating equipment. All appliances must be Energy Star rated, and other equipment must also meet specific efficiency standards. Certain HVAC rebates may vary based upon system efficiency. For heating and cooling rebates.
https://www.stearnselectric.org/save-money-and-energy/tools-and-resource…

WRIGHT HENNEPIN: The company serves more than 45,000 electric accounts in western Hennepin County, Minnesota and most of Wright County, Minnesota. Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH) is a non-profit, member-owned energy and service cooperative located in Rockford, Minnesota.
 https://www.whe.org/assets/documents/rebate-forms/residential-ductless-air-source-heat-pump-cip-2019-f.pdf

XCEL ENERGY: You can earn cash for purchasing an eligible heat pump. 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.’’
https://www.xcelenergy.com/programs_and_rebates/residential_programs_and_rebates/heating_and_cooling/mini-split_heat_pumps

Going Ductless in Minnesota is easy.  Find out how you can save money, save energy and increase your home comfort with a Ductless Mini Split system. Find A Contractor Today.