Every small change today......helps preserve tomorrow

Polk-Burnett's EnergySense program was established in 2003 to promote energy conservation.  Offering rebates on products that save money for you, the member, and save demand and transmission costs for the cooperative overall.  

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Look for the Energy Star logo on refrigerators, freezers, inductive ranges, clothes washers, electric clothes dryers, dishwashers, and dehumidifiers.   

If the Energy Guide does not display the Energy Star logo you can visit energystar.gov, click on the Find Products tab, choose your appliance type from the list, enter your model number in the Filter Results box and if it is Energy Star certified it should bring up your appliance.

Why install a high efficiency refrigerator or freezer then put the old working energy hog in the garage for a beverage cooler?  Why not recycle with a reputable dealer and receive a rebate.  Polk-Burnett also offers a rebate for recycling an old working window air conditioner. 

If recycling at Polk-County Recycling on Hwy 8 St. Croix Falls or Gone Green on Hwy 35 south of Frederic you will only need your receipt to mail in with the rebate form.  

If you are recycling with the place you are purchasing your product from then you will need to have the store or the company picking up the appliance fill out the section on the recycling rebate form stating that they are a reputable recycler that recycles to EPA standards and does not resell the products picked up.

Polk-Burnett offers rebates on new LED light bulbs. 

Polk-Burnett offers rebates on new LED  fixtures. 

However, you will not get a rebate for the fixture and the bulbs in the fixture - it will be one or the other. 

Consider upgrading to an ECM variable speed blower in your new furnace for higher efficiency and lower energy use.

If not a variable speed blower look for a more efficient blower that uses less than 670 kWh/year (Eae).

Consider upgrading to an air-source heat pump for your cooling needs.  Bonus - receive a high efficiency heating source in the fall, spring, and warmer winter days. 

     Make sure you have a backup heat source for the coldest days of the winter when even the best air source heat pumps may not be able to keep up your with your heating needs.

Have you ever thought about installing a high efficiency ground source heat pump?  Now may be the time; Polk-Burnett offers rebates and federal tax credits are available.

**If you are installing a heat pump that heats down below zero and have a propane furnace you may want to check with your propane supplier and find out if they charge minimum use fees.

Uncomfortable in you home?  High heating/cooling costs?  Polk-Burnett can help you with that by lowering the cost of a blower door/infrared testing process. Polk-Burnett will rebate you up to 3/4 of the cost of a home performance test.  Having the process done can save you wasted money on improvements that do little for your investment.  Please call 800-421-0283 ext 595 for a list of approved energy raters and find out/verify where the improvements really need to be made to save you money.

Polk-Burnett pays up to 30% of the cost (not to exceed $1000) of home improvements made based on the home performance test and the reduction of air infiltration that was achieved.  A second test within 12 months after the original test was conducted will be free of charge and will show what the reduction result is.  

Polk-Burnett offers a $500 rebate for a new home.  You will need to call Polk-Burnett and have your home tested by an approved energy rater.  The test results must show less than a 3.0 ACH at -50 pascals in order to qualify. 

Rebates available for grid connected solar projects. 

Purchasing a new e-vehicle? Polk-Burnett offers a rebate on 240V hard-wired residential charging station, when purchasing the charging station from Polk-Burnett.

Prescriptive rebates are available for: 
Commercial vending machines
Dairy Plate cooler/well water pre-cooler
Dairy refrigeration heat recover
Low-zero energy livestock waterer
Exhaust Fans
Circulation Fan
Scroll refrigerant compressors
Variable frequency drives

Compressed air audits

Custom Rebates:  (high energy efficiency upgrades will be calculated based on new product or replacement product information that you provide for your project(s)  
Examples include but are not limited to: 
  Ultra efficiency three phase motors
  Process horsepower reduction
  ENERGY STAR commercial food service equipment
  Grocery cooler/freezer controls
  Beverage & vending machine controls
  Building & lodging  light/energy management controls
  Improvements to the envelope of electrically heated buildings
  Low Pressure irrigation system
  Efficient grain drying
  Livestock environmental controls  


2024 mail-in rebate forms:   Rebate forms to print and mail in with supporting documentation     

Online rebate forms: online submission only (will require supporting documents to be uploaded)