Rebates are available for the installation of energy-efficient natural gas equipment, appliances and set-back thermostats in newly constructed homes. To receive a rebate the new home must be served by Minnesota Energy Resources and cannot be participating in the Home Energy Excellence Program. Owners or builders may apply — only one rebate will be issued for each qualifying piece of equipment. The rebate can be issued to the buyer or builder for the equipment. An itemized invoice for the equipment must be included with the application.

Rebates and Minimum Efficiency Requirements

Measure Minimum Efficiency Rebate
Natural Gas Furnace 92% AFUE1 $250
Natural Gas Furnace 95% AFUE1 $350
Natural Gas Furnace 97% AFUE1 $500
Natural Gas Furnace for Mobile Homes 92% AFUE1 $200
Natural Gas Boiler 90% AFUE1 $200
Integrated Natural Gas Space and Water Heating System 90% CAE2 $250
Electronic Programmable Setback Thermostat   $40*
Natural Gas Water Heater .62 EF3 $45
Natural Gas Water Heater .64 EF3 $75
Natural Gas Water Heater .67 EF3 $125
Natural Gas Water Heater (Storage or Tankless) .82 EF3 $250
Natural Gas Water Heater (Storage or Tankless) .90 EF3 $300
Drain Water Heat Recovery Device (DHR)   $150
Clothes Washer ENERGY STAR® Certified $45
Dishwasher ENERGY STAR® Certified $30
Natural Gas Hearth/Fireplace Direct vent, sealed combustion, electronic ignition fireplace, insert or free-standing stove $75

1AFUE: Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency

2CAE: Combined Annual Efficiency

3EF: Energy Factor

* Rebate amount is 50% of total cost, up to maximum rebate amount listed above.

If the builder has applied for rebates for a home we ask that you please inform the home buyer that rebates for that home have already been applied for.

For additional information, call us toll-free at 866-872-0052. Rebate applications may be obtained from most dealers or you may print the application.

Funding is limited and can change or end at any time. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The program application must be received within 60 days of installation.

WEC Energy Group