$1,000/ton - MNGHPA Master Installer Rebate*
on an ENERGY STAR® Qualified Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP)
Available January 1–December 31, 2021
Requirements to Participate
- The heat pump must be installed in homes of Minnesota Power residential customers or customers of another participating utility on or before December 31, 2021.
- The heat pump must meet current ENERGY STAR® standards.
- Qualifying equipment does not include reconditioned or resale equipment
- The system must be installed by a program participating contractor.
- Must be replacing an electric heat source or installing in new construction to be eligible for rebate.
How do I take advantage of the Incentive Package?
- Purchase and have installed a new or replacement GSHP (open or closed loop system) by December 31, 2021. A program participating contractor will provide proper installation services.
- You must use a program participating contractor to qualify for the rebate. Contractors will complete the paperwork necessary for the rebate.
Note: Choosing a contractor that is certified as a Master Installer through the Minnesota Geothermal Heat Pump Association (MNGHPA) makes you eligible for a higher rebate at $1,000/ton.
What to Look for When Considering a GSHP
Ground Source Heat Pumps, commonly referred to as geothermal, are complex systems and consumers should look for certain credentials before hiring a GSHP contractor
- Check the status of or verify the contractor's state mechanical bond. Both Minnesota and Wisconsin require, by law, that all mechanical contractors carry a current and valid state bond certificate. This protects you by providing a path for action if your contractor does not hold up their end of the deal. You can do a search for Minnesota at: https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/lookup/licensing.aspx and Wisconsin at: https://app.wi.gov//licensesearch.
- Verify IGSHPA accreditation. The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) is the highly recognized research training arm of the geothermal industry. Continuing education credits (CEUs) must be fulfilled to renew accreditation and membership every 3 years. For more information on IGSHPA accreditation, click here. This list of IGSHPA accredited contractors will be reviewed annually.
- Look for contractors that are members of the Minnesota Geothermal Heat Pump Association (MNGHPA). Members of this association must also be members of IGSHPA.
- Search consumer advocacy organization websites such as the Better Business Bureau.
- Ask for referrals — Ask friends, neighbors, and co-workers for contractor referrals. You can also contact local trade organizations for names of members in your area.
- Call references — Ask contractors for customer references and call them. Ask about the contractor's installation or service performance, and if the job was completed on time and within budget.
Please allow 8–10 weeks for receipt of rebate check. Some restrictions may apply.
For questions about the status of your rebate, call 1-855-669-8196.
* Minnesota Power and participating municipal utilities, by providing these rebates, do not warrant the equipment or the work of the contractor and are not responsible for any personal injury or damage caused by the equipment. The sponsoring utilities reserve the right to withdraw the offer without notice. Rebate subject to homeowners working with a participating contractor and to contractor meeting performance standards. The contractor will file the rebate for you. $800/$1,000 per ton or up to 50% of the installation cost, whichever is achieved first. Rebate cannot exceed total project cost including product and labor