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Residential Rebates

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.

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Residential high-efficient lighting  

LED Bulb & Lighting Fixtures  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 and/or fixture rebates per household per year)
 


ENERGY STAR rebates

Freezer, Refrigerator, Dehumidifier  Printable rebate form

Freezer where the old appliance is recycled: $50 rebate
Refrigerator where the old appliance is recycled: $50 rebate
Dehumidifier: $25

Ductless Air Source Heat Pump  Printable rebate form

Ductless air source heat pump: $300

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Ground Source Heat Pumps    

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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)    

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$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, 2017.


FREE CFL recycling - 50 cents off other lamps    

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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 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 up to $630.

Rebate Amounts

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.
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