Energy Wise® Rebates

With rebates on everything from LED light bulbs to ground-source heat pumps, it’s easy and cost effective to make your home more energy efficient. For questions, contact the Energy Experts® at 651-463-6243.

Rebate amounts are based on energy-efficiency ratings. Some rebate applications are only available through registered contractors. Limited funds are available and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Rebate amounts and programs are subject to change without notice. Rebates under $400 will be issued as a credit on your bill.

For purchases made between June 1 and Sept. 30, 2020, we are offering extra savings on some of our most popular rebates!  Visit our Limited-Time Promotions page for details. Terms and conditions apply.


Rebate amounts listed in the details below reflect standard rebates.

Appliances

Dehumidifier

  • $25 for an ENERGY STAR® rated dehumidifier.
  • Limit one rebate per member account.

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Refrigerator

  • $75 for ENERGY STAR® rated refrigerator.
  • Requires recycling of replaced unit.
  • Limit one rebate per member account.

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Recycling Information 

Freezer

  • $75 for ENERGY STAR® rated freezer.
  • Requires recycling of replaced unit.
  • Limit one rebate per member account.

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Recycling Information 

Refrigerator/Freezer RECYCLING ONLY

  • $75 for recycling a working refrigerator or freezer.
  • Does not require purchase of a new ENERGY STAR® appliance.
  • Recycling vendor must verify appliance is in working order when accepted for recycling.
  • May not be used in conjunction with another Dakota Electric rebate program.

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Recycling Information 

Electric Clothes Dryer

  • $25 for an ENERGY STAR® rated electric clothes dryer.
  • Limit one rebate per member account.

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Electric Water Heater

Receive a rebate for the first-time enrollment of an electric water heater on one of our two Energy Wise off-peak programs.

  • Up to $400 for the retrofit or new-construction installation of an electric water heater with a capacity of 80 gallons or more and an energy-efficiency rating of .9 or greater. Must be installed on Dakota Electric’s Storage Program.
  • Receive a $100 rebate for the retrofit or new-construction installation of an electric water heater with a capacity of 50 gallons or more. Must be installed on Dakota Electric’s Interruptible Program.

Participation in these programs requires additional metering equipment to be installed. Please contact the Energy Experts for more information at 651-463-6384 or email [email protected].

Heat Pump Water Heater

  • $500 for an ENERGY STAR® rated heat pump water heater.
  • Limit one rebate per member account.

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Heating and Cooling

Central Air Conditioner Tuneup

  • Receive a $25 rebate for having your system tuned up by a contractor of your choice.

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Central Air Conditioner Quality Installation

Rebate amounts based on energy-efficiency rating and installation by a registered contractor.

  • SEER 15 $280
  • SEER 16+ $330

You must use a registered contractor to install the unit to qualify for a rebate. Rebate applications are available only through registered contractors.

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Quality install rebate forms for contractors

Air-Source Heat Pump Tuneup

  • Receive a $25 rebate for having your system tuned up by a contractor of your choice.

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Air-Source Heat Pump Quality Installation

It’s the best of both worlds. Air-source heat pumps provide home cooling and supplemental heating with 72 percent less electricity than conventional air conditioners and furnaces.

Rebate amounts based on energy-efficiency rating and installation by a registered contractor.

  • SEER 14.5 $480     
  • SEER 15 $580        
  • SEER 16+ $630

You must use a registered contractor to install the unit to qualify for a rebate. Rebate applications are available only through registered contractors.

Search for a qualified contractor

Quality install rebate forms for contractors

Ductless/Mini-Split Heat Pump

A ductless, or mini-split, air-source heat pump does not require ductwork in your home. There is one outdoor condenser connected to one or more indoor air distribution units. Indoor units are typically mounted on the wall, floor or ceiling. The individually-controlled indoor units allow for zoned heating and cooling, which maximize comfort and energy savings.

  • $300-$500 for an ENERGY STAR® rated ductless air-source heat pump.

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Ground-Source Heat Pump

Ground-source heat pumps, also called geothermal heat pumps, take advantage of the consistent temperature underground. In the winter, heat is pumped out of the ground and transferred to the air in your home. In summer, the process is reversed and heat is pumped from the building into the ground.

  • $400 per ton installed.
  • Additional 20% more per ton if installed by a master installer (optional). Request more information.

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Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) Heat

ECM Furnace Motor

  • $50 for an electronically commutated motor (ECM) for furnaces.

Download the Rebate Form and Factsheet

Swimming Pools

Variable Speed Pool Pump

  • $200 for an ENERGY STAR® rated variable speed pool pump.
  • Any new multi-speed, variable-speed and variable-flow pumps with an Energy Factor (EF) > 3.8.

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Air-Source Heat Pump (ASHP) Pool Heater

  • $400 for a new ASHP pool heating system or for the replacement of electric resistance pool boiler systems to ASHPs.
  • Must be tested to AHRI 1160 testing standards.
  • Must have a minimum Coefficient of Performance of 5.0.

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Other

Pick Your Perfect Bulb

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

  • Up to $2 per bulb for LEDs.

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Residential LED Yard Light

  • $30 for LED fixture only (no lamps).
  • Must be member-owned.
  • Must be ENERGY STAR® or Design Lights Consortium (DLC) rated.

Download Rebate Form and Information Sheet

Special Lighting Promotions

  • Save $2 per bulb instantly at the register on select LED bulbs at the Apple Valley and Eagan Batteries + Bulbs stores.
  • Special promotions offers cannot be combined with Dakota Electric’s mail-in rebate offer for LED bulbs.

CFL Recycling

Fluorescent and high-intensity discharge lamps contain small amounts of mercury. Mercury is harmful to the environment, and placing the lamps in the garbage is illegal. To learn how to lawfully dispose of the lamps, visit Earth911.com or call the MN Pollution Control Agency at 651-296-6300.

Battery-Powered Yard Tools

Today’s battery-powered yard tools can handle most yard work, are reliable and easy to operate and maintain. And as of May 1, 2020, Dakota Electric offers a rebate on some battery-powered yard tools.

  • Leaf blower – $25 rebate
  • Chainsaw – $25 rebate
  • Trimmer or Weed Whip – $25 rebate
  • Mower – $50 rebate

Restrictions apply and funds are limited.

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  • Receive up to a $500 incentive for putting your Level 1 or Level 2 charger on one of our EV ChargeWise programs.

Download Rebate Form

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