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Residential Rebates

Energy Star ® Freezer and Refrigerator rebates: $25
(with recycling of old unit)

Wi-Fi-Enabled Thermostat: $25

Ductless Air Source Heat Pump 

Ductless air source heat pump: $300

Printable 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:
$500 rebates are available on systems installed in 2020, and rebate amount increases to $1,250 for systems installed between April 1-September 30, 2020.

  • System must have a heating season performance factor (HSPF) of 8.2 or greater.
  • Air source heat pump must be installed within the East Central Energy service area.
  • Rebates awarded on a first-come basis. 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 information sheet

STIHL® battery-powered equipment

AK Series: $100
Hedge trimmer, blower, chainsaw, trimmer, lawn mower
AP Series: $200
Hedge trimmer, blower, chainsaw, trimmer, pole pruner, lawn mower, cut-off machine


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 $1,000 rebate to install a level 2 charger on either the time-of-use rate or off-peak storage rate. Contact us for details.

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%, 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 to find a recycling center in your area.

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