New construction rebates

Minnesota Energy Resources new construction rebates provide incentives to customers who install high efficiency natural gas heating systems, advanced or wi-fi enabled thermostats, qualifying appliances or a hearth product in a home that has been newly constructed. Customers who purchase a new home that participated in the Minnesota Energy Resources Home Energy Excellence program are not eligible for certain rebates under this program. Please reference the table below.

Rebates

Customers who purchase a new home that participated in the Minnesota Energy Resources Home Energy Excellence program are not eligible for certain rebates under this program. Please reference the table below.

Equipment Minimum efficiency Home Energy Excellence rebate eligibility list Rebate
Natural gas furnace 95% AFUE No $200
Natural gas furnace 97% AFUE No $300
Natural gas boiler 90% AFUE No $200
Integrated natural gas space and water heating system 92% AFUE No $250
Advanced thermostat or Wi-Fi enabled thermostats Advanced analytics or Wi-Fi enabled Yes $50*
Natural gas storage water heater ENERGY STAR® certified and .64 UEF No $125
Natural gas storage water heater ENERGY STAR® certified and .82 UEF No $250
Natural gas water or tankless heater ENERGY STAR® certified and .87 UEF No $300
Drain water heat recovery (DHR) device   Yes $150
Clothes washer ENERGY STAR® certified Yes $45
Dishwasher ENERGY STAR® certified Yes $30
Natural gas hearth/fireplace Direct vent, sealed combustion, electronic ignition fireplace, insert or free-standing stove Yes $75
Heat recovery ventilation (HRV), whole home SRE above 65%, CFM 75 No $400

AFUE: Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency

UEF: Uniform Energy Factor

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

Requirements

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) certified ratings will be used to verify actual AFUE ratings for heating purposes. Customers cannot get more than one thermostat rebate. Funding is limited and can change or end at any time. Limit of one qualifying thermostat per natural gas service address. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The program application must be received within 60 days of installation. We only honor one rebate per piece of equipment. Therefore, building contractors and home buyers should determine who applies for and receives the rebate.

HRV for furnaces must provide whole house ventilation. HRV performance is based on listed data within the HVI directory of certified equipment. Learn more:

Heat recovery ventilators
HVI certified products

How it works

  • Purchase and install qualifying equipment in your home.
  • Submit application along with dated invoice copy.
  • Receive your rebate check within six weeks of completed application.

Apply

Reminders

Check all rebate requirements on application prior to service to ensure eligibility. We must receive the application within 60 days of service.

Funding is limited and can change or end at any time. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions?

merc@appliedenergygroup.com
866-872-0052, option 1

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