Xcel Energy (Efficiency United) - Residential Energy Efficiency Gas Rebate Program

April 13, 2011


*Note: This incentive is no longer active or updated. It is part of the Efficiency United and Energy Smart Programs run by Franklin Energy Xcel Energy offers rebates, assistance and other incentives through the Efficiency United program, which is a partnership between 11 Michigan utilities. The program is intended to provide assistance and incentives to customers who install or employ energy efficient equipment or measures which save money and energy at home and at work. The Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program for gas customers is one part of this energy efficiency consortium. Xcel offers rebates on natural gas water heaters, pipe wrap, faucet aerators, shower heads, and energy star clothes washers. Separate information and forms for electric and gas customers are available on the program web site listed above. The Residential HVAC Program provides incentives to residential gas customers for installing energy efficient furnaces and thermostats. Incentives will be provided to the home owner and will be based on fulfilling energy efficiency standards. See Efficiency United web site listed above for forms, further details, program guidelines and incentives.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://efficiencyunited.com/util_xcel.asp
Administrator: Efficiency United
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: Natural Gas Water Heater: $35
Pipe Wrap: $4
Faucet Aerator: $1
Shower Head: $8
Energy Star Clothes Washer: $50
Natural Gas Furnace: $200
Natural Gas Water Heater: $35
Set-Back Thermostat: $20
Maximum Incentive: Water Heater/Clothes Washer: 1 per address
Pipe Wrap: Limit of 10 linear ft.
Faucet Aerators: 3 per address
Equipment Requirements: Natural Gas Water Heater: EF .62 or higher
Pipe Wrap: R-4, Insulating hot water pipes
Faucet Aerator: 1.5 GPM or less
Shower Head: 2 per address
Energy Star Clothes Washer: CEE Tier 2 or 3 only
Furnace: AFUE of 92% or higher
Set-Back Thermostat: Energy Star rated
Natural Gas Water Heater: EF 0.62 or higher
Installation Requirements: Equipment must be installed by a licensed contractor


Name: Xcel Energy
Address: 414 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MI 55401-1993
Phone: (800) 895-4999
Email: Inquire@xcelenergy.com

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.