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Hutchinson Utilities Commission - Residential Energy Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/08/2014
Program Overview:
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Ceiling Fan, Water Heaters, Lighting, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Tankless Water Heaters
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Natural Gas Furnaces: $150-$250, depending on efficiency
Natural Gas Furnace Tune-up: $25
ECM Motor: $75
Natural Gas Boilers: $200
Central Air Conditioners: $250
Central Air Conditioner Tune-up: $25
Tankless Gas Water Heaters: $150
Storage Gas Water Heaters: $50
Air Source Heat Pumps: $75/ton
Geothermal Heat Pump: $150/ton
Clothes Washers: $75
Refrigerators: $65
Dishwashers: $50
Dehumidifiers: $35
Freezers: $65
Ceiling Fans: $25
Programmable Thermostats: $15
CFLs: up to $15
Maximum Incentive:$500
Equipment Requirements:Natural Gas Furnaces: 92% AFUE minimum
Natural Gas Boilers: 85% AFUE minimum
Central Air Conditioners: must be Energy Star; 14.5 SEER minimum
Tankless Gas Water Heaters: minimum EF of .82
Storage Gas Water Heaters: minimum EF of .62
Air Source Heat Pumps: Energy Star; 14.5 SEER minimum; 8+ HSPF
Geothermal Heat Pump: Energy Star; 14.1 EER minimum
All appliances, CFLs, and programmable thermostats must be Energy Star
Installation Requirements:Natural Gas Furnaces, Natural Gas Boilers, Central Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps, Water Heaters, and Tune-ups must be installed by a licensed professional contractor.
Expiration Date:program offered until expiration of funding
Web Site:

Hutchinson Utilities Commission (HUC) offers a rebate of up to $500 to residents of Hutchinson who perform energy conservation improvements to their home. Rebates are available for a variety of energy efficient equipment including furnaces, boilers, air conditioners, geothermal and air-source heat pumps, water heaters, refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers, dehumidifiers, programmable thermostats, and CFLs. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards listed on the program web site. Rebates are also available for air conditioner and furnace tune-ups. The rebate applications must include an original itemized sales receipt and are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

  Energy Conservation Department
Hutchinson Utilities Commission
225 Michigan St
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Phone: (320) 234-0506
Phone 2: (320) 587-4746
Fax: (320) 587-4721
Web Site:
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