Xcel Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Minnesota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name Xcel Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Programmable Thermostats, Water Heaters, Tankless Water Heaters
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
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

Equipment Requirements Furnaces: 90%+ AFUE

Boilers: 84%+ AFUE
Water Heaters: .62 - .80 EF (standard); .82 EF (tankless)

Expiration Date 2012-12-31

Installation Requirements Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program requires Air Sealing, Weatherstripping, and Attic Insulation to R44

Maximum Incentive Home Performance with Energy Star:$1,200

Website http://www.xcelenergy.com/Save_Money_&_Energy/For_Your_Home

Last DSIRE Review 2012-11-20
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)[1]


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Xcel Efficiency

Address P.O. Box 59

Place Minneapolis, Minnesota55440
Zip/Postal Code 55440-0059
Phone (800) 895-4999
Phone 2 (800) 481-4700

Website http://www.xcelenergy.com

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"