Owatonna Public Utilities - Residential Conserve and Save Rebate Program

March 21, 2024


Owatonna offers incentives to residential customers who install energy-efficient equipment in homes through the Conserve and Save Rebate Program. Equipment rebates for technologies such as refrigerators, freezers and room air conditioners can be increased by properly recycling previously used, working units. Owatonna Public Utilities will reimburse the customer for the recycling costs if they have proof that they recycled an old unit and replaced it with an ENERGY STAR model. Rebate applications for measures purchased during the previous year are due by March 31 of the following year. 

All equipment requirements must be met in order to qualify for rebates. See website for specific details.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.owatonnautilities.com/residential-customers/residential-rebates
Administrator: Owatonna Public Utilities/Conserve & $ave
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Clothes Washers
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Doors
  • Motors
  • LED Lighting
  • Tankless Water Heater
Incentive Amount: Electric Rebates
Clothes washer: $25 - $115
Clothes Washer/Dryer COmbo: $25 - $115
Clothes Dryer - Heat Pump: $25 - $50
Dehumidifier: $15
Dishwasher: $25 - $40
Freezer: $25
Refrigerator: $25
Room Air Conditioner: $25
Bonus Recycling Rebates
Dehumidifier: up to $15
Freezer: up to $15
Refrigerator: up to $15
Room Air Conditioner: up to $15

Light Fixture
LED Light Fixture: 50% of fixture cost up to $20 per fixture

Electric HVAC & Water Heating Equipment
Central or Mini Split Air Conditioners: $100
Central AC & Air Source Heat Pump Clean & Tune: $25
Heat Pump – Air Source or Mini Splits: $100
Heat Pump – Ground Source: See application
Room Air Conditioners: $25
Furnace Fan Retrofit: $50
ECM Circulator Pumps: $50-$600, not to exceed 50%
Heat Pump Water Heater: $60-$400
Smart Thermostat: See application

Electric Vehicle and Batteries
Electric Vehicle (EV): $200 for first EV; $50 for each additional EV
Residential battery-powered push/walk behind lawn mower: $50
Residential battery-powered riding lawn mower: $100

Natural Gas Rebates
Furnace: $100 - $400
Furnace Fan Motors: $50
Boiler: $200 - $500
Indirect-Fired Water Heater on HE Boiler: $100
Central ACs, Mini Split Air Conditioners or Air Source Heat Pumps: $100
ECM Circulator Pumps: $50 - $600
Electronic Ignition Hearth: $75
Smart Thermostats: $50
Attic Insulation: $200, not to exceed %50 of cost
Furnace/Boiler: $25
WaterSense Showerhead: $25
Water Heater-Tank: $250
Water Heater-Instantaneous-Tankless: $250
Water Heater-Heat Pump: $60 - $400
House Call Rebates
Attic Air Sealing: $200
Rim Joist Sealing:$150
Attic Insulation: $350
Wall Insulation – Injection: $300
Wall Insulation – Exterior: $200
Orphaned Water Heater: $350

Water Rebates
Clothes Washers: $25 - $90
Clothes Washer/Dryer Combo: $25 - $115
WaterSense Showerhead: $25
High-Efficiency Toilet: $25
Rain Barrel: $10
Weather-Based Irrigation Controller: 50% of controller up to $75

Renewable Rebates
Solar Photovoltaic (PV): $500
Solar Thermal: $15 per sqft
Equipment Requirements: See rebate application for details


Name: Customer Service
Organization: Owatonna Public Utilities
Address: 208 Walnut Avenue, P.O. Box 800,
Owatonna MN 55060-0800
Phone: (507) 451-2480
Email: customerservice@owatonnautilities.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.