Fall Rebates

Save energy and money with increased rebates on heat pumps from September 1, 2017 – November 15, 2017.

Heat pumps can provide convenient and efficient heating, cooling and dehumidifying. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from one space to another. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances. A properly sized heat pump dehumidifies the home similarly to the way condensation forms on cooler windows when the dew point has been reached. As warm airflow is pulled across the cold evaporator coil, moisture from the warm air condenses into water on the coil. The water drips into a drain pan, and is discharged from the home through the drain tube.


Increased Rebates

Product Original Rebate Amount Increased Rebate Participating Contractor
Ground Source Heat Pumps (Closed Loop) $200/ton $400/ton Participating contractor list
Ground Source Heat Pumps (Open Loop) $100/ton $200/ton Participating contractor list
Ground Source Heat Pumps (Replacement) $50/ton $100/ton Participating contractor list
Air Source Heat Pump (standard split) $300 $400 Participating contractor list
Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump (New!) $1,000 Participating contractor list
Communicating Programmable Thermostat $20 $50 Participating Retailer

* You must be a Minnesota Power retail customer and work with a participating contractor. Rebate form must be postmarked by November 30, 2017 to be eligible.


Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP)

What is Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) Technology?

GSHPs are electrically powered systems that tap the stored renewable energy of the greatest solar collector in existence—the earth. These systems use the earth's relatively constant temperature to provide heating, cooling, and hot water for homes and commercial buildings. Ground-source heat pumps are better dehumidifiers than normal air conditioners because these systems typically have larger, flat return coils that condition and dehumidify more air than the corresponding coil in an air-conditioning system.

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Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP)

What is an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP)?

ASHPs are an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners, even in colder climates and for those with moderate cooling needs. They're an attractive option because they are capable of providing efficient cooling along with heating in the early spring and late fall from one source. ASHPs use electricity to transfer energy between indoor and outdoor air. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, these systems typically consume less electricity than electric-resistance heating systems. In cooling mode, heat pumps function like an air conditioner, moving heat from inside to outside the home. In heating mode, the refrigerant flow is reversed to extract low-temperature heat from outdoors and deliver concentrated high-temperature heat to the home. Air-source heat pumps have about the same dehumidifying capabilities as air conditioning systems.


Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pumps (ccASHP)

What is a Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump (ccASHP)?

A new generation of ASHPs has been hitting the market in recent years that benefit those in colder climates such as the Midwest. The technology has improved drastically over the years, allowing these systems to provide heat at higher efficiencies in even lower outdoor temperatures. This advancement in technology is making the use of these ccASHP’s even more attractive to people living in areas where winters are especially cold. The heating capabilities of these systems allow for heating not only in the shoulder months, but well into the winter months as well. Not only are heat pumps great alternatives to the classic cooling (and dehumidification) systems, but with the technological advancements of the ccASHPs, they are a great alternative to conventional heating methods as well.

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Communicating (Smart) Programmable Thermostats

Programmable Thermostat Rebate Form

Smart thermostats operate essentially the same as programmable models, with one significant difference: they “learn” the preferences of occupants and adjust temperatures according to whether or not anyone is actually at home. Additionally, they are Wi-Fi enabled, allowing users to control settings through a smart phone app or computer. Monthly e-mail reports on usage and suggestions for energy savings are also included in most models. Finally, some are also linked with home security systems, providing remote monitoring and operation of many home functions.

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