Customer Support

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


25% of equipment cost; $400/boiler max

Modulating burner

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

Outdoor air reset controls


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 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.


Additional Information

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

Energy Saving Tip

Have your home checked for leaky ducts, drafts around doors and windows, fireplace dampers, and other places where air might escape.


Call 811 Before You Dig

The safe and legal way to dig is to know what's below ground before you start.

Xcel Energy MaritzCX

We'd welcome your feedback!

Thank you for visiting Xcel Energy. You have been selected to participate in a brief customer satisfaction survey to let us know how we can improve your experience.

The survey is designed to measure your entire experience, so please look for it at the conclusion of your visit

This survey is conducted by an independent company MaritzCX, on behalf of the site you are visiting.

Privacy Policy