Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency
Last DSIRE Review: 11/20/2012
||Utility Rebate Program
|Eligible Efficiency Technologies:
||Refrigerators, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, LED Lighting, Refrigerator Recycling
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
||Geothermal Heat Pumps
|Amount:||Home Performance with Energy Star: Up to $1,200|
CFL Bulbs: $1
LED Bulbs: $10
Central A/C: $225-$400
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $150/ton
Refrigerator Recycling: $100
|Maximum Incentive:||Ground Source Heat Pumps: $750|
|Eligible System Size:||Customers should check website for restrictions not listed here.|
|Equipment Requirements:||All equipment must be listed on ahridirectory.org|
Central A/C: 14.5 SEER & 12 EER minimum
Air-source Heat Pumps: 14.5 SEER & 12 EER minimum
Geothermal Heat Pumps: 14.1 EER; must be closed-looped
|Installation Requirements:||Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program requires Air Sealing, Weatherstripping, and Attic Insulation to R44|
In addition to home energy audits, Xcel Energy offers rebates to Minnesota residential customers for the purchase of energy efficient HVAC systems, insulation, appliances and lighting equipment. Residential customers may also qualify for the Home Performance Rebate program, which offers incentives for comprehensive home upgrades.
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 their 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 homes. In addition, the HomeSmart program provides appliance repair, preventive maintenance and replacement helper coverage available even outside of Xcel's territory. Contact Xcel for more information on these offerings.
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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