Heating system rebates for existing homes

Minnesota Energy Resources' heating system rebates provide rebates for upgrading to a high efficiency natural gas furnace or boiler, installing a programmable or advanced thermostat, or installing an energy efficient gas hearth/fireplace in your existing homes. Not only will you save on your upgraded system, but you'll continue to save with reduced natural gas use year after year. We recommend that you work with a heating dealer of your choice to determine the best system for your home.

Measure Minimum efficiency Rebate
Natural gas furnace 92% AFUE $250
Natural gas furnace 95% AFUE $350
Natural gas furnace 97% AFUE $500
Natural gas furnace for mobile homes 92% AFUE $200
Natural gas boiler 90% AFUE $200
Integrated natural gas space and water heating system 92% AFUE $250
Advanced thermostats Automatic programming based on occupancy**
List of current eligible models.
Electronic programmable setback thermostat or Wi-Fi enabled thermostat Customer programmed $25*
Natural gas hearth/fireplace Direct vent, sealed combustion, electronic ignition fireplace, insert or free-standing stove $75

The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) will be used to verify actual AFUE ratings for heating purposes. Please reference all rebate requirements prior to installation to ensure eligibility.

AFUE: Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency

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

** Must feature integrated occupancy-sensing capabilities (such as motion sensors or geofencing) without additional devices. Thermostat must learn occupancy and automatically improve programming schedule using advanced analytics.

These rebates are not intended for new construction. New construction is defined as being built in the last two years. If your home is new construction, visit our new construction rebate page.

Please reference all rebate requirements prior to installation to ensure eligibility. To apply for a rebate, download and fill out the heating system rebate application. To qualify for the Advanced Thermostat rebate, complete model number must be provided. There is a limit of one qualifying thermostat per natural gas service address. Funding is limited and can change at any time. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are a nonprofit, new construction organization such as a Community Housing Development Authority, Housing Development Agency or Habitat for Humanity serving the low-income community, Minnesota Energy Resources supports your community efforts with enhanced rebates through low income new construction rebates.

For additional questions, email us at merc@appliedenergygroup.com or call us at 866-872-0052, option 1.