$500 Rebateon New Mini-Split Ductless ASHPs for Homes with Electricity as the Primary Heating Source*
Minnesota Power offers a $500 rebate on Mini-Split Ductless Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) systems for homes that do not have ducts and have electricity as the primary heating source and a minimum of two indoor units.
This rebate only applies to new ASHP installations, not replacements (see note below).
Available January 1–December 31, 2017
How to Get Your $500 Rebate on a Qualifying Mini-Split Ductless ASHP
- Have a program participating contractor install a new qualifying system (SEER 15—measure of cooling efficiency and HSPF 8.5—measure of heating efficiency) in your home before December 31, 2017.
The contractor will work with you to ensure your system meets the rebate requirements and supports your existing ductless heating distribution system and submit the required paperwork for the rebate.
- Only applies to new installations. This includes mini-split ductless heat pumps with electric baseboard/radiant heating, slab heating or electric boiler as the primary heating system.
- The mini-split system must have a minimum of two indoor units.
- You must be a retail customer of a participating utility.
- The system must be installed by a program participating contractor.
Please allow 8–10 weeks for receipt of rebate check. Limit one rebate per home. Some restrictions may apply.
For questions about the status of your rebate, call 1-800-677-8423 (option 2).
Note: If it is a replacement unit for an existing mini-split ductless ASHP, please call 1-800-677-8423 (option 2) for more information.
* Minnesota Power and participating municipal utilities, by providing this rebate, 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.
HVAC Quick Glossary
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio): An energy efficiency rating for residential air conditioners. The higher the SEER, the better the energy performance and the lower the energy costs. The U.S. Department of Energy’s established minimum SEER rating for cooling is 10.
EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio): A measure of the efficiency of cooling equipment at peak performance when the outdoor temperature is at a specific level (usually 95°F). A higher EER means greater energy efficiency.
HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor): Measures the efficiency of residential heating equipment throughout an entire heating season. Typically considered the heating equivalent of SEER. A higher HSP means higher efficiency. The U.S. Department of Energy’s minimum HSP rating is 6.8.
COP (Coefficient of Performance): Measures the efficiency of heating equipment at 17°F and 47°F. A higher COP means higher efficiency. This rating does not reflect how much energy is being used by backup heating sources.