Heating and Cooling Systems

Minnesota Valley is dedicated to providing our members with exceptional service. Our Member Services Department can help you find the most efficient system from a variety of heating and cooling systems that best meets your needs.

Air Conditioning

Central air conditioning systems are sold and installed by Minnesota Valley to our members. We will size your home for central air and give you an estimate on installation. Loans are available for the entire installation at 5% interest to qualified members. Minnesota Valley Technicians will provide maintenance service for all types of central air conditioning systems.

  • Air conditioner rebates are $1 per 1,000 BTUs for ENERGY STAR© rated units.
  • Rebates will be increased to $2 per 1,000 BTUs for units with a SEER rating of 16 or higher.

Electric Heat Rates/Installation Rebates

Electric Heat Rates

  • Electric heat is sub-metered and billed at special low rates.
  • Rates are capable of lowering heating costs up to 40%.

Dual Heat Rates are as follows:

October-April: $0.044 per kWh
May-September: $0.085, per kWh

  • Consumer must have permanently wired electric heat capable of heating the entire building.
  • Consumer must have an automatic fossil fuel backup capable of heating the entire building.
  • Consumer must agree to use electric heat for 100% of their heating needs, all the time.

Electric Heat Rate are as follows:

October-April: $0.048 per kWh
May-September: $0.089  per kWh

  • Any permanently wired electric heat qualifies.
  • No backup is required.

Electric Heat Installation Rebates

Air Source Heat Pumps

  • Rebates for Air Source Heat Pumps are $6 per 1,000 BTU
  • Air Source Heat Pumps must be ENERGY STAR© rated.
  • Rebates cover new and replacement models.

Geothermal Heat Pumps

  • Rebates for Geothermal Heat Pumps are $12 per 1,000 BTU
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps must be a COP rating of 3.3 or higher.
  • Rebates cover new and replacement models.

Heating Systems/Maintenance

Heating Systems

Electric heating systems include the following: ground water source heat pumps; air to air heat pumps; baseboard heaters; cove heaters; plenum heaters; furnaces and boilers. Contact us for details or to have a representative stop out to help you decide what type of electric heat will best suit your situation and explain the rebate program.

Heating System Maintenance

Member Services Technicians will provide preventative maintenance service for all types of heating systems including gas, oil, electric and heat pumps. This furnace inspection program DOES NOT include fireplaces. It is a very popular service and the schedule fills up quickly, so call in the Spring to be sure your system gets on the inspection schedule.

Water Heaters - Electric

Residential water heaters for new construction, fossil fuel conversions or replacements of water heaters are eligible for a rebate of $100-$300 if they are replaced with a lifetime tank warranty water heater. Commercial or agricultural rebates are 50% of the residential rebates.  Minnesota Valley sells and installs Rheem and Westinghouse lifetime warrantied tanks.  

  • 50 gallon capacity - $100 rebate
  • 80-85 gallon capacity - $200 rebate
  • 100-105 gallon capacity -$300 rebate