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

Residential Rebate Applications

2024 Rebates

         ^ Residential Time-of-Use Rate Enrollment Required

RPU Trade Ally and Energy Solutions Partner lists

ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebates1 Amount
Clothes Washers $25-$65
Clothes Washer/Dryer Combinations - All-in-One  up to $65
Clothes Dryers - Heat Pump $25
Dehumidifiers $15
Dishwashers $25-$40
Freezers* $25
Refrigerators* $25
Room Air Conditioners* $25
Bonus Recycling Rebates*1 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
Light Fixture Rebates1 Amount
ENERGY STAR® or DesignLights® LED Light Fixtures 50% offixture or package cost, not to exceed $20 per fixture
Electric HVAC and Water Heating Equipment Rebates1 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 Rebates1 Amount
Clothes Washers $25
Clothes Washer/Dryer Combinations - All-in-One $25
High-Efficiency Toilets $25
Rain Barrels $10
Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers 50% of cost, not to exceed $75 per controller
Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebates^ Amount
EV Enrollment - New TOU Enrollment^  bill credit: $200 first EV; $50 per additional EV
EV Enrollment - Existing TOU Customer^ bill credit: $50 per qualifying EV
Battery-Powered Lawn Mower Rebates^ Amount
Push Lawn Mower^ $50 bill credit
Riding Lawn Mower^ $100 bill credit

For a pdf version of this table, click here.

1For all the above rebates, see applications for minimum efficiency requirements and complete terms and conditions.
^Residential Time-of-Use Rate enrollment required.

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.

State and Federal Rebate Programs, Grants, and Tax Incentives

Learn more about rebates, grants, and tax incentives available to homeowners.

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 and 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.