Save Money Two Ways

Appliances that are ENERGY STAR® rated save you money in two ways: They use less energy and they may qualify for rebates from ERMU. By purchasing energy efficient appliances, you’ll conserve natural resources by using less energy and less water, which helps to reduce long-term utility rates and control energy costs.

ENERGY STAR® appliances may cost more, but they’re worth it. The additional cost is quickly recouped with applicable rebates and energy savings. Look for products with the ENERGY STAR® logo to be sure that all your electric appliances are energy efficient and ENERGY STAR® certified.


Benefits of energy efficient appliances

  • ENERGY STAR® refrigerators average 20 percent less energy use.
  • Proper installation of HVAC systems or ASHPs saves 20 to 40 percent of operating costs.
  • The higher the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating for AC units and ASHPs, the less it costs to operate.


How to apply for a rebate

  1. Contact ERMU at 763.441.2020 before submitting a rebate application to ensure that rebates are still available.
  2. Select and purchase qualifying equipment.
  3. Complete the Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate application.
  4. A registered HVAC contractor must complete the Technical Specs Form for all HVAC rebates.
  5. Appliance information section must be completely filled out.
  6. Submit the completed rebate application and a copy of the invoice or itemized receipt to ERMU by mail or electronically on our website.

The rebate will be processed in the form of a credit on your electric utility bill. Applicant must be an ERMU electric customer to qualify.



ENERGY STAR® refrigerators and freezers qualify for a $75 rebate from ERMU only if you recycle your old working unit. New refrigerators or freezers purchased without recycling are no longer eligible for a rebate. Your receipt must indicate that the old unit was hauled away for recycling. Refrigerator must be 14 cubic feet or larger to qualify for the rebate.

If you have an old refrigerator or freezer, ERMU will pay $75 to recycle it. You cannot combine this rebate with the new refrigerator/freezer purchase, and the refrigerator or freezer must be working at the time of recycling. Units that have been sold or donated do not qualify; you must provide a receipt with proof of recycling.

The following heat pump water heaters with a 2.0 energy factor (E.F.) or higher qualify for rebates:

  • 50-gallon ($300)
  • 80-gallon ($350)

ERMU offers a rebate of $25 per ENERGY STAR® certified dehumidifier.


Air Source Heat Pump – Rebate amounts vary depending on the SEER rating:

SEER Rating
Rebate Amount
14.5 – 14.9
15.0 – 15.9
16.0 and above

Ductless Air Source Heat Pump – The following Ductless ASHPs with a SEER rating of 16.0 or higher qualify for rebates:

  • Delivered Fuels ($300)
  • Primary Electric Heat ($500)

Ground Source Heat Pump – ERMU offers a $400 per ton rebate on closed loop ground source heat pumps. Open looped systems do not quality for rebates.

All rebate requests must be accompanied by a completed rebate application, invoice, AHRI certificate, and a Technical Specs application completed by the installer. The unit must be installed by a Qualified Installer.

ERMU offers a $100 rebate for a new furnace with electronically commutated motors (ECM). Retrofitting an existing furnace with a new ECM qualifies for a $50 rebate. The rebate request must be accompanied by a completed rebate application, invoice, and AHRI certificate.


ERMU offers a $200 rebate for variable speed pool pumps with an energy factor (E.F.) greater than 3.8.

Download an Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate form or complete the form below. Contact a registered, qualified contractor for the supplemental application required for Central AC or an air source heat pump (ASHP). Contact us if you need additional information.

*By submitting this form, I certify the appliances for which I am claiming are qualifying ENERGY STAR rated products and are installed at the address listed above which represents a valid ERMU account. 

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