Incentive Programs For Your Home

Now is the time to improve your home's energy efficiency. Take advantage of the Bright Energy Solutions® incentives, including an HVAC program, and the ENERGY STAR products program that offers rebates on clothes washers, dishwashers, room air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and decorative light strings.

Learn more about how Bright Energy Solutions can help you save energy and save money by clicking on your local municipal utility. 

Participating Communities in Minnesota
Adrian Public Utilities Adrian MN
ALP Utilities Alexandria MN
Barnesville Municipal Utilities Barnesville MN
Benson Municipal Utilities Benson MN
Breckenridge Public Utilities Breckenridge MN
Detroit Lakes Public Utilities Detroit Lakes MN
Elbow Lake Muncipal Electric Elbow Lake MN
Henning Municipal Utilities Henning MN
Hutchinson Utilities Commission Hutchinson MN
Jackson Municipal Utilities Jackson MN
Lake Park Public Utilities (MN) Lake Park MN
Lakefield Public Utilities Lakefield MN
Luverne Municipal Utilities Luverne MN
Madison Municipal Utilities Madison MN
Marshall Municipal Utilities Marshall MN
Melrose Public Utilities Melrose MN
Moorhead Public Service Moorhead MN
Ortonville Municipal Utilities Ortonville MN
Sauk Centre Public Utilities Sauk Centre MN
St. James Public Utilities St. James MN
Staples Water & Light Staples MN
Wadena Electric & Water Dept. Wadena MN
Westbrook Public Utilities Westbrook MN
Worthington Public Utilities Worthington MN
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Energy Tips
Refrigerators

Follow these guidelines to reduce the amount of energy your refrigerator uses:



  • Set the appropriate temperature. Keep your refrigerator at 35-38 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Place your fridge in a cool place. Position your refrigerator away from a heat source such as an oven, a dishwasher, or direct sunlight from a window.

  • Allow air circulation behind the fridge. Leave a few inches between the wall and the refrigerator, and keep the condenser coils clean if you have an older model. Read the user's manual to learn how to safely clean coils. Coil cleaning brushes can be purchased at most hardware stores.

  • Check the door seals. Make sure the refrigerator seals around the door are airtight. If not, replace them.

  • Keep the door closed. Minimize the amount of time the refrigerator door is open.



Basement
Use caulk to seal cracks in the rim joist where basement walls meet the ceiling.

Bathroom

Install low-flow  shower heads and aerated faucets to conserve water and save energy on water heating.

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