CONSERVE energy and SAVE money using RPU's Conserve & Save® rebate program!
Residential Rebate Applications
- 2023 Energy Star Electric Appliances Rebate Application
- 2023 Energy Star LED Lighting Rebate Application
- 2023 Electric HVAC and Water Heating Rebate Application
- 2023 Central Air Conditioner Clean & Tune Rebate Application
- 2023 Solar Electric Rebate
- 2023 Water Efficiency Rebate Application
RPU Trade Ally and Energy Solutions Partner lists
|ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebates*||Amount|
|Heat Pump Clothes Dryers||$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|
|Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers||50% of cost, not to exceed $75 per controller|
|Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System||$500|
* 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 http://rightlightapp.org 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.