Conserve & Save® Rebates

CONSERVE energy and SAVE money using RPU's Conserve & Save® rebate program!

Residential Rebate Applications

2023 Rebates  

RPU Trade Ally and Energy Solutions Partner lists

ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebates* Amount
Clothes Washers $25-$65
Dehumidifiers $15
Dishwashers $25-$40
Heat Pump Clothes Dryers $25
Freezers $25
Refrigerators $25
Room Air Conditioners $25
Bonus Recycling Rebates* Amount
Dehumidifiers up to $15, for recycling of working units only
Freezers up to $15, for recycling of working units only
Refrigerators up to $15, for recycling of working units only
Room Air Conditioners up to $15, for recycling of working units only
ENERGY STAR® or Design Lights® LED Lighting Rebates* Amount
LED Bulbs 50% of bulb or package cost, not to exceed $7 per bulb
LED Light Fixtures 50% of fixture or package cost, not to exceed $20 per fixture
Ceiling fans with LED Lighting 50% of fixture cost, not to exceed $20 per fixture ($30 for ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient models)
Electric HVAC and Water Heating Equipment Rebates* Amount
Central Air Conditioners Rebates starting at $100  
ECM Circulator Pumps $50-$600, not to exceed 50% of cost
Furnace Fan Motors Replacements $50
Air Source Heat Pumps Rebates starting at $100 
Ground Source Heat Pumps Rebates starting at $200 
Smart Thermostats $50-$100, only for Electric Heat Systems 
Heat Pump Water Heaters $60-$400, not to exceed 50% of the cost, for electric-only retrofit or new construction
Water Rebates* Amount
Clothes Washers $25
High-Efficiency Toilets $25
Rain Barrels $10
Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers 50% of cost, not to exceed $75 per controller
Solar Rebates* Amount
Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System $500
For a pdf version of this table, click here.

* For all of the above rebates, see applications for minimum efficiency requirements and complete terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: If a customer’s Rochester Public Utilities account is more than 30 days delinquent, rebate payments will be applied to their RPU account.

Residential rebate processing questions:

Other Useful Information and Links

Minnesota Energy Resources 

Minnesota Energy Resources is the natural gas provider in Rochester, MN. For natural gas energy-efficiency rebates and programs for your home, click here.

Vampire Power Usage Guide

Use this guide to help find where hidden energy usage is in your home.

Water Usage Guide

Use this guide to help find where you are using water in your home.


ENERGY STAR is the simple choice for energy efficiency, making it easy for consumers and businesses to purchase products that save them money and protect the environment. Take steps each day to save energy by choosing ENERGY STAR labeled products in your home or business.


Take steps each day to save water and protect the environment by choosing WaterSense labeled products in your home, yard, and business.

Right Light Guide

The Right Light Guide will help you compare the right lighting options depending on how much light you need, what color you want, and its costs and features. The Right Light App at is an interactive way to find the right LED bulb for you!

Manufactured Homes Energy Guide

Use this guide to learn how you can save energy and money at home, who to contact for assistance, and how to understand your utility bill.

Home Energy Guide

Use the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s Home Energy Guide to find more ways to save energy in your home. If you would like a paper copy of the book, please stop into the RPU Service Center.

Kill A Watt Meter

RPU customers can borrow a Kill A Watt™ meter from RPU at no charge. These meters will help you determine how much electricity various appliances in your home consume whether turned on or off. Call RPU Customer Care at 507-280-1500 to reserve a meter or visit the Rochester Public Library to check one out with your library card..

Refrigerator Energy Use Calculator

Find out how much energy your refrigerator costs to operate and how much you can save when you purchase an ENERGY STAR® qualified model.

When is the Right Time to Replace my Heating & Cooling Equipment

Certain telltale signs indicate it's time to consider replacing heating and cooling equipment, or improving the performance of your overall system. Find out if it is time to call a professional contractor.

Heating & Air Conditioning Installation Bid Comparison Checklist

Use this ENERGY STAR checklist to ensure that you ask the right questions of contractors when looking at new heating and air conditioning units.