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Xcel Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/20/2012
Program Overview:
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Tankless Water Heaters
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Home Performance with Energy Star: Up to $1,200
Furnace: $25-$250
Boilers: $100
Tank Water Heater: $40-$200
Tankless Water Heater: $400
Insulation: 20% of labor and product, up to $300
Maximum Incentive:Home Performance with Energy Star: $1,200
Eligible System Size:Customers should check web site for restrictions not listed here.
Equipment Requirements:Furnaces: 90%+ AFUE
Boilers: 84%+ AFUE
Water Heaters: .62 - .80 EF (standard); .82 EF (tankless)
Installation Requirements:Home Performance with Energy Star: Attic Insulation to R44 (pre R requirement,
Start Date:1/1/2012
Expiration Date:12/31/2012
Web Site: https://www.xcelenergy.com/Save_Money_&_Energy/Residential/Home_E...
Summary:
In addition to home energy audits, Xcel Energy offers rebates to its Minnesota residential customers for the purchase of natural gas HVAC systems, insulation and water heating equipment. Residential customers may also qualify for the Home Performance Rebate program, which offers incentives for comprehensive home improvements.

Xcel Energy also offers the residential Saver's Switch program. Residents receive a bill credit during the summer months in exchange for agreeing to have air conditioning systems cycled on and off during peak energy demand periods. Residents can also receive audits at 70% less than market value to help them determine the right energy-savings improvements for participating homes. In addition, the HomeSmart program provides appliance repair, preventive maintenance and replacement helper coverage available even outside of Xcel's territory.

 
Contact:
  Xcel Efficiency
Xcel Energy
P.O. Box 59
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0059
Phone: (800) 895-4999
Phone 2: (800) 481-4700
Web Site: http://www.xcelenergy.com
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