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Heat Pumps


Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative is pleased to announce our 2018 Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) promotion. For a limited time NOW EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST, we will be doubling our rebate on ASHPs when installed on our Dual Fuel load control. Also the Ductless ASHP rebate is $750 and does not need to be on the control program. If you are installing new or replacing an older unit, you do qualify for these rebates.

Rebate Qualifications/Considerations:

  • Must be installed by a Qualified Installer to receive promotional rebate(see attached for qualified installer)
  • Can be combined with furnace EC motor rebate


Regular QI Rebate

Promotional QI Rebate

14.5 SEER






16 + SEER



**Ductless ASHP normally has a rebate of $500. May through August 2018 it will be $750.


ASHPs really are the best of both worlds. You can switch between cooling and heating directly from the thermostat, putting you in complete control.

  • Higher Efficiency – You can save you up to 30% on your home cooling expenses by using an ASHP instead of other conventional air conditioning units. They are also 200%-400% more efficient when it comes to home heating. This is possible because they use advanced technology to transfer more energy than it consumes.
  • Easy on the Environment – These units are super-efficient and they cut down on the depletion of limited natural resources and their extended equipment life means less pollution associated with discarding old units or parts and manufacturing their replacements.
  • A Safe Solution – Since ASHPs operate without using an open flame, they don’t create any products of combustion such as carbon monoxide and other emissions. No need for venting— or worrying.
  • Quality Control – The heat provided by an ASHP is more moderate in temperature than air from conventional furnaces. As a result, the air rises more slowly, distributes more evenly and holds its moisture better. This makes for a better, more natural warmth for you and your family to enjoy.
  • Adjusts Automatically – An ASHP works in tandem with your conventional gas furnace for home heating. The pump automatically selects the most ideal balance between the two heating sources to constantly maintain the most efficiently ideal heating combination based on your desired indoor temperature. It’s like magic. Only real.

MLEC also offers low interest loans of 2% to those with good credit on their electric account.

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Ground-source Heat Pumps

A ground-source heat pump does not burn any fuel to create heat. It simply transfers the earth’s energy to your home. At the earth’s constant temperature of 40 to 50 degrees, a loop through the earth, coupled with an indoor heat pump (about the size of a conventional furnace), provides 300% efficient heat. The heat pump can be connected to ductwork or hydronic tubing.

In the summer, you flip the switch to reverse a ducted system for air conditioning.


Other Heating Options


Let MLEC help you determine the best program for you. For more info, contact Energy Services at 218-429-0432 or 888-433-4279.


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