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Heating Efficiency for Trade Partners

As a Minnesota Trade Partner, you have an opportunity to receive cash incentives when customers earn rebates through our Heating Efficiency program. Customers can earn rebates when they replace or upgrade their natural gas-fired boilers, furnaces, commercial water heaters and auxiliary equipment. Boiler energy improvements also qualify such as tune-ups and steam-trap repair & replacement.

Your Incentive

  • For all equipment listed on the table below, you earn an incentive amount equal to 10 percent of your customer’s rebate.
  • For boiler tune-ups, you earn $25 for every tune-up rebate. (You must include electronic combustion test.
  • For boiler Tune-Up Plus, you can earn $25 for every Tune-Up Rebate and an additional amount of $150 for systems < 1 MMBTUH; and $300 for systems > 1 MMBTUH  
    • You must be a certified Tune-Up Plus provider
    • Complete the Tune-ups Plus checklist
    • Rebate applications must include your Business Trade Partner ID

Customer Rebates

Trade incentives and rebates can help increase your sales and provide benefits to customers:

  • Use incentives to increase commissions or lower your pricing.
  • Rebates reduce customers’ up-front costs of qualifying equipment and services
Boiler Equipment Upgrades
Equipment Rebate Amount

92% efficient new hot water boiler
≤ 10 million BTUH

$3,500/million BTUH

92% efficient replacement hot water boiler
≤ 10 million BTUH

$7,000/million BTUH

85% efficient new hot water boilers
≤ 10 million BTUH

$800/million BTUH

81% efficient steam boilers
≤10 million BTUH

$500/million BTUH

Furnace Upgrades
Equipment Rebate Amount

90% AFUE Furnace

W/O ECM $100
W/ ECM $200

92% AFUE Furnace

W/O ECM $200
W/ ECM $300

94% AFUE Furnace

W/O ECM $250
W/ ECM $350

96% AFUE Furnace

W/O ECM $300
W/ ECM $400

Pipe Insulation
Equipment Rebate Amount

Pipe Insulation
0.5” to 2” pipe diameter (3.5 – 4.9 R-value)

$2/linear foot per inch
of pipe diameter

Pipe Insulation
0.5” to 12” pipe diameter (5 – 6.9 R-value)

$3/linear foot per inch
of pipe diameter

Pipe Insulation
2.5” to 12” pipe diameter (7 and above R-value)

4/linear foot per inch
of pipe diameter

Steam Traps
Equipment Rebate Amount

Steam Traps Audit

$15/trap tested - Every other year;
Orifice traps do not qualify
(requires separate rebate form)

Steam Traps Repair
or Replacement

$30/trap tested - Every other year;
Orifice traps do not qualify
(requires separate rebate form)

Boiler add-ons
≥5:1 turn-down
Equipment Rebate Amount

02 trim controls

25% of equipment cost; $5,000/boiler max

Turbulators

25% of equipment cost; $400/boiler max

Modulating burner

$1,500/million BTUH; $7,000/burner max

Outdoor air reset controls

$200/control

Unit Heaters
NEW FOR 2016!

Equipment Rebate Amount

Infrared Heater 80% efficient

$125/100,000 BTUH

Condensing Unit Heater >90% efficient

$500/100,000 BTUH

Non-Condensing Unit Heater 83% efficient

$50/100,000 BTUH

If you’re not sure whether or not you have a Trade Partner ID, please contact Pat Berger at Patrick.J.Berger@xcelenergy.com. If you need to obtain one, please fill out and return the Trade Partner ID Request Form (PDF).

How to Get Started

  1. Complete the appropriate application per included instructions and requirements. Have customer sign application prior to submittal.

  2. Use the alternative rebate recipient section if the rebate will go to someone other than the customer.

  3. Be sure to include the following information:
    • Invoices showing product model numbers
    • Manufacturer’s spec sheets for products whose efficiencies are not listed
    • Your Trade Partner ID to qualify for trade incentives
  4. If you have any questions, please call our Business Solutions Center at 1-855-839-8862 or contact your client’s account manager.

Resources

Additional Information

If you have any questions regarding Heating Efficiency for Trade Partners, contact trade relations manager, Pat Berger, at Patrick.J.Berger@xcelenergy.com or our Business Solutions Center at 1-855-839-8862.

Energy Saving Tip

Make sure to regularly change the air filters on your HVAC system (at least once per month). Old, clogged filters are far less efficient than new ones.

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Electrical Appliance Safety

Always keep appliances clean, operating properly, and clear of obstructions. Unplug them when cleaning or repairing to avoid serious injury.

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