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Residential Rebates

ENERGY STAR rebates

Freezer, Refrigerator, Wi-Fi-Enabled Thermostat 

Freezer where the old appliance is recycled: $25 rebate
Refrigerator where the old appliance is recycled: $25 rebate
Wi-Fi-Enabled Thermostat: $25

Ductless Air Source Heat Pump 

Ductless air source heat pump: $300

Printable PDF information sheet

Ground Source Heat Pumps    

In addition to popular ENERGY STAR appliance rebates, this year ECE's rebate for ground source heat pumps will be $400 per ton.

Printable information sheet

$ Printable rebate form for any of the above


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 source heat pump.

  • 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.

ASHP rebates by SEER rating

Limited funds are available and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Talk to your trusted energy advisors at ECE for a list of air source heat pump installers.​

  • 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

Printable information sheet


Electric vehicle chargers

Already own an electric vehicle? We're making it easier and more affordable than ever to purchase an EV charger. ECE offers a $500 rebate to install a level 2 charger on either the time-of-use rate or off-peak storage rate. Contact us for details.

For a limited time only, purchase a qualifying charger through our online store and recieve an $800 rebate


STIHL battery-powered lawn equipment 

Rebates up to $200 on STIHL® AK and AP series battery-powered equipment at a particpating dealer. Offer good through Dec. 31, 2019 or until funds are exhausted. Learn more.


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 rebate form


FREE CFL recycling - 50 cents off other lamps    

Printable coupons

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.

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