Dishwashers and clothes washers

Up to 90% of the energy used by a washing machine is for heating the water, so washers that use less hot water use less energy. We offer appliance rebates for ENERGY STAR® certified top- and front-loading clothes washers for customers with natural gas water heaters. Since higher efficiency clothes washers wring more water out of the clothes, you'll also save on energy used for drying. ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers cut energy and water consumption about a third compared to conventional washers.

If you have a dishwasher made before 1994, you may be paying an extra $40 a year on your utility bills compared to owning a new ENERGY STAR certified model. Replace an old dishwasher with an ENERGY STAR model and save enough money to pay for dishwasher detergent all year. If you heat your water with natural gas, you are eligible for an appliance rebate.


Equipment Minimum efficiency Rebate
Dishwasher ENERGY STAR certified $30
Clothes Washer ENERGY STAR certified $45


Water heater must be fueled by natural gas to qualify. Equipment must be on the ENERGY STAR list to qualify.

How it works

  • Purchase and install a qualifying appliance in your home.
  • Apply and submit a rebate application online or download and mail a paper copy along with a copy of a dated invoice.
  • Receive a rebate check within six weeks of a completed application.

Apply online or


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

When applying online, have your 15-digit Minnesota Energy Resources account number where equipment was installed. Have an electronic copy of your original receipt or invoice that includes model and proof of purchase.

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

866-872-0052, option 1

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