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AC Rewards Smart Thermostat Program

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A smart thermostat provides an easy and convenient way to manage your home's heating and cooling comfort, as well as costs. Now, it's easier than ever for you to experience a convenient, energy-saving lifestyle with long-term benefits. As an added bonus, you'll earn $25 every year you participate in the program.

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Step 1 - Check Your Eligibility

To qualify, you must:

  • Be a Minnesota Xcel Energy residential electric customer with central air conditioning
    • Minnesota Xcel Energy natural gas customers with gas heating are eligible for the $50 rebate for the smart thermostat, but are not eligible to enroll in AC Rewards unless they also have residential electric service with Xcel Energy and central air conditioning
  • Install or have an eligible thermostat listed below
  • Have WiFi (required for AC Rewards but not for the $50 rebate)

You are not eligible if:

  • You live an apartment or condominium
  • You are a Saver's Switch participant*

*You cannot participate in both Saver's Switch and AC Rewards. Saver's Switch participants who choose to switch to AC Rewards will no longer receive bill credits, and the Saver's switch device will be deactivated. Other restrictions may apply.

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Step 2 - Get a Smart Thermostat

If you need a smart thermostat, you’re covered. Get up to $50 in incentives on select models purchased from the Xcel Energy Store.


You can also purchase an eligible smart thermostat from another retailer or have it installed by a contractor, and submit an application to receive a rebate. You can:

Complete and send the application by September 30th of the year following the installation with your dated invoice. It takes about eight weeks to receive a rebate check. Devices purchased from other retailers or contractors prior to April 1, 2019 are not eligible for a rebate.

Devices that are purchased from the Xcel Energy Store have already had the rebate (if any) applied at the time of purchase and are not eligible for an additional rebate.

Already have a smart thermostat?

You can still participate and earn a $75 incentive. Jump to Step 3 to get started on enrollment.

Step 3 - Enroll Your Smart Thermostat

Complete your enrollment online by registering your installed thermostat. To enroll, you’ll need your account number and either the email address or phone number associated with your account. You can find your account number on your bill or using the mobile app.

Having trouble with your enrollment? Give us a call at 800-895-4999.

Need a cost-saving option? You can also have an ecobee3 Lite installed at no cost by us.

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