Save Money and Energy

Save Money and Energy

Efficiency and Conservation

The actions that are best for the planet are also best for our pocketbooks. Improving the efficiency of your home is often the most cost-effective way to save money on energy.

Do it yourself

Check out CUB’s energy efficiency tips for all seasons.

Rebates and discounts

Under Minnesota’s Conservation Improvement Program law, most electric and natural gas utilities offer programs to help their customers save energy and money — such as free or discounted energy audits and rebates on air sealing, insulation, and efficient appliances.

Select your utility here to find out what rebates and deals are available to you:

(Note that conservation programs for business customers are sometimes on a separate website.)


Home Energy Audit

For a more in-depth review of energy efficiency measures needed in your home, check out home energy audit options throughout Minnesota.



Households under 50 percent of the state median income can apply for the state’s Weatherization Assistance Program.


Discounted rate options

Many energy utilities offer programs with discounted rates. For example, you may be able to get a lower rate if you allow the utility to turn off your air conditioner or electric water heater for short periods. If you have an electric vehicle, you can get a lower rate for charging it overnight, when there is less demand on the power system. You may also qualify for a reduced rate based on your income. Contact your utility to learn if you’re eligible for discounted rates.


Heating assistance

Households that meet income guidelines can apply for the state’s Energy Assistance Program to help pay for home heating and furnace repair costs.

Use our energy assistance finder to help learn about your utility’s assistance options:



Feel free to contact CUB with any questions — or even if you’d just like us to take a look over your energy bills for savings opportunities. There’s never a charge for our services. You can reach us here, or call us at 651-400-3701.

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