Save money during holidays; get a rebate for programmable thermostatMinnesotans can take advantage of multiple rebates for programmable thermostats if they act by November 30.
By: Staff Report, Alexandria Echo Press
Minnesotans can take advantage of multiple rebates for programmable thermostats if they act by November 30. With these rebates and the winter heating season approaching, the timing could not be better for homeowners to keep their hard-earned dollars in their pockets.
A Minnesota-based group called the Clean Energy Resource Teams, or CERTs, is making it easier for Minnesotans to get a programmable thermostat by providing a rebate in partnership with Honeywell, and matching people with rebates from their utility companies.
“CERTs and Honeywell are really excited to offer Minnesota residents a deal on thermostats this winter. They drastically improve home comfort, save energy, and lower their energy bills,” says Michelle Vigen with CERTs. “It is the easy, convenient way to save money around your schedule.”
CERTs and Honeywell are offering up to $10 off a Honeywell Do-It-Yourself programmable thermostat. Several utilities around Minnesota also offer rebates for programmable thermostats, including Alliant Energy, Austin Utilities, Great Plains Natural Gas, Greater Minnesota Gas, Inc., Hutchinson Utilities Commission, Minnesota Energy Resources, New Ulm Public Utilities, and Owatonna Public Utilities.
A programmable thermostat allows you to pre-set your home’s heating and cooling system to work around your schedule, providing ultimate comfort for your household. The average household in Minnesota that sets back their thermostat in the summer and winter using default settings could save around 15 percent on heating and 25 percent on cooling costs, saving up to $200 annually.
To download the rebate, as well as any matching utility rebates that are available, visit http://thermostat.mncerts.org. Redemption instructions are also included.