Xcel Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

November 08, 2018


In addition to home energy audits, Xcel Energy offers rebates to Minnesota residential customers for the purchase of energy efficient HVAC systems, insulation, appliances and lighting equipment. Residential customers may also qualify for the Home Performance Rebate program, which offers incentives for comprehensive home upgrades.

Xcel Energy also offers the residential Saver's Switch program. Residents receive a bill credit during the summer months in exchange for agreeing to have their air conditioning systems cycled on and off during peak energy demand periods. Residents can also receive audits at 70% less than market value to help them determine the right energy-savings improvements for homes. In addition, the HomeSmart program provides appliance repair, preventive maintenance and replacement helper coverage available even outside of Xcel's territory. Contact Xcel for more information on these offerings.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.xcelenergy.com/Energy_Solutions/Residential_Solutions/Rebates_&_Energy_Savings
Administrator: Xcel Energy
Start Date: 1/1/2012
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Furnaces
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Other EE
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: Home Performance with Energy Star: Up to $1,650
Lighting: Varies
Central A/C: $150-$450
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $150/ton
Insulation: 20%
Air Conditioning: $150 - $450
Maximum Incentive: Ground Source Heat Pumps: $750
Insulation: $300
Eligible System Size: Customers should check website for restrictions not listed here.
Equipment Requirements: All equipment must be listed on ahridirectory.org
Cooling: 13 SEER minimum
Air-source Heat Pumps: 14.5 SEER & 12 EER minimum
Geothermal Heat Pumps: 14.1 EER; must be closed-looped
Installation Requirements: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program requires Air Sealing, Weatherstripping, and Attic Insulation to R44


This program has 3 incentives
Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of 150.00 $/ton, The incentive has a minimum of $750.00
Technologies: Furnaces
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 50.00 $/Unit, The incentive has a minimum of $350.00
Technologies: Air conditioners
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of 150.00 $/Unit, The incentive has a minimum of $450.00


Name: Xcel Efficiency
Address: P.O. Box 59
Minneapolis MN 55440-0059
Phone: (800) 895-4999

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.