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Residential Rebates
Providing programs that save members money and increase member convenience is one of the best ways East Central Energy can bring value to our members.

Residential high-efficient lighting   Printable rebate form.

Rebates are available for residential members that replace standard household lighting with high-efficient ENERGY STAR lighting and technology such as light emitting diodes (LEDs).
  • Rebate of $3 per LED bulb (limit 10 LED bulb rebates per household per year)



ENERGY STAR Freezer, Refrigerator, Dehumidifier or Ductless Air Source Heat Pump      
What is ENERGY STAR?                                                                                                                                             

Freezer where the old appliance is recycled: $50 rebate                                                            
Refrigerator where the old appliance is recycled: $50 rebate                                                                            
Dehumidifier: $25                                                                                        Printable freezer, refrigerator, and dehumidifier rebate form.
Ductless air source heat pump: $300                                                    Printable ductless air source heat pump form.




Ground Source Heat Pumps     Printable rebate form.

In addition to popular ENERGY STAR appliance rebates, this year ECE's rebate for ground source heat pumps will be $200 per ton.




HVAC Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM)     Printable rebate form.

$50 rebate

Rebates are available for the purchase of new furnaces with qualifying ECM (high-efficient, variable-speed furnace fan motor) motors purchased on or after January 1, 2016.




FREE CFL recycling - 50 cents off other lamps     Printable coupon.

ECE residential members can recycle CFLs free or save 50 cents per lamp with other fluorescent bulbs at participating hardware stores. Limit 10 coupons per member per year.

For this important environmental conservation program East Central Energy, Great River Energy, our power supplier, and area hardware stores partner with Mercury Technologies of Minnesota, the state's leading recycler of used fluorescent and high-intensity discharge lamps. The company is fully licensed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.

CFL FAQ from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (includes cleanup instructions).

It is illegal to place CFLs in the trash. Go to www.earth911.org to find a recycling center in your area.




Air Source Heat Pump rebate

The air source heat pump rebate program focuses on key areas of the installation process to help ensure our members get the maximum benefit from their new air conditioner.
  • Proper sizing
  • Airflow
  • Refrigerant charge
  • Duct sealing (exposed ducts only)
Rebate Summary:
Members who purchase and install a qualifying high efficiency rated air source heat pump from one of our registered contractors may receive a rebate up to $630.

Rebate Amounts ASHP
Unit Size Rebate
SEER 13.0 - 14.4 $50
SEER 14.5 - 14.9 $480
SEER 15.0 - 15.9 $580
SEER 16+ $630
  • Air source heat pump must be installed within the East Central Energy electrical service area.
  • Limit one rebate per member account.
  • A certified HVAC contractor must perform installation. Search for registered contractors.
  • Only registered contractors have rebate applications.

Cooling System Tune-up

The best way to ensure efficient operation of your cooling system is by having it tuned-up every two years. A tune-up by a service expert can improve your unit's efficiency by as much as 20 percent, extend its life and help protect our environment.

Printable Tune-up form




Storage Water Heating 
 

Install a 90 percent or higher efficient electric water heater on the off-peak rate and earn a rebate. $400 rebate for new high-efficient (off-peak) electric storage water heating system. (Minimum tank size 80 gallons for family up to four). Learn more.
 

Storage Space Heating     Call ECE for details.

$50/kw for ECE approved residential heating systems.

Learn more about Storage Space Heating programs.

Click here to learn about federal tax credits.