Money-Saving Programs

WaterHeater2_MarathonTodd-Wadena offers programs and incentives to help you save energy and money. All of these programs promote the use of electricity during off-peak hours, when its cost is less.

Off-Peak Water Heating

EnergyWise water heating is one of the easiest ways to start saving money.

To join the program:
1. First, contact the cooperative office at 218-631-3120 or 800-321-8932 to notify us of your intent.

2. Purchase 2 50-gallon electric water heaters at any retailer and retain your receipt.

3. Hire an electrician to properly wire the water heaters and receiver. The receiver is provided by the cooperative.

4. Once properly installed, submit your receipts to the cooperative office and we will issue you a $450 rebate.

After five years on the program, you will receive monthly credits of $8 per month on your electric bill, as long as you remain on the program. (Members who switch from gas to electric or those undergoing new construction will begin receiving the credits after just 3 years.) To qualify for the credits, your total household energy use for the month must be 500 kWhs or more.

Off-Peak Space Heating 

  • Heat Pumps
  • Central Storage Furnace
  • Room Storage Heaters
  • Dual Fuel
  • Slab Heat

Heat Pumps may be the most efficient heating AND cooling systems available. That’s because they take the heat energy that is present in the air or in the earth and simply move it indoors. In the summer, they work in reverse, moving the warm air out of your home, keeping it cool and comfortable all summer long.

Air source heat pumps work by  transferring heat from outdoor air into you home. They are up to 300 percent efficient down to an outdoor air temperature of 26 degrees Fahrenheit, offering an alternative for your spring and fall heating. Ground source heat pumps circulate a water-based solution through pipes buried underground to heat or cool your home. A ground source heat pump can completely replace your furnace and air conditioner.

Todd-Wadena offers its members a rebate of $600 per ton for installing a Energy Star-rated Ground Source heat pump. Receive a rebate of $330 to $630 (depending on SEER rating) for installing an Air-Source heat pump. Rebate Form

* To qualify for a rebate, your installer must be a certified installer. *

Best of all, your electric heating and cooling rate will be just 4.3¢ or 5.1¢ per kilowatt-hour (kWh), depending on the system you choose.


Central Storage Furnaces use thermal storage technology that converts electricity to heat during low-cost off-peak hours and stores the heat in specially designed, high-density bricks that provide enough heat from storage to heat your home or business during the 16-hour on-peak portion of the day.

Heat is distributed through forced air or hot water systems. A sensor monitors outdoor temperature to determine how much heat must be stored in the bricks to adequately heat your home. A storage furnace can serve as your sole heating source, or can be used as a supplement. It offers an industry leading five-year warranty for both parts and services. Plus, it’s safe and clean. No chimneys, no flues, no back drafts, no carbon monoxide.

Todd-Wadena offers its members $50 per kW (up to 10 kW) for installing electric storage heating systems. AND, your electricity rate is just 4.3¢ per kWh for the system – that’s less than half the regular electricity rate.
Rebate form not required.


Room Storage Heaters are affordable and 100% efficient. Plus, they offer individual room control and require no duct work. They are housed in a sleek cabinet in a neutral color, to complement any decor.

Room storage heaters charge up for up to eight hours during off-peak periods. They store heat in specially designed bricks capable of heating heat for extended periods of time. This stored heat is circulated evenly and quietly by a fan in the unit as the room thermostat calls for heat.

Todd-Wadena offers its members $50 per kW (up to 10kW) for installing storage electric heating systems . AND, your electricity rate is just 4.3 or 5.1 cents per kWh, depending on which off-peak plan you choose.
Rebate form not required.


Dual Fuel systems combine two heating sources to incorporate a low-cost electric heat source with fuel oil, natural gas, propane or electric storage as the backup heating system. When demand for electricity is high, the electric heat source is shut off  for a maximum control time of 12 hours – and up to a maximum of 400 hours per heating season. You heat with clean, quiet electricity most of the time, and during control periods, your backup heating system provides the heat you need. Plenum heaters work well for this type of system because they are installed with your gas or oil furnace. Installing a plenum heater (minimum 10KW) according to Todd-Wadena’s program requirements and you’ll receive a $500 rebate! Call the office for details and requirements.

Todd-Wadena offers its members a low off-peak heating rate of just 5.1¢ per kWh for dual fuel heating systems with automatic back-up.

Click here for a Dual Heat application form.


Underfloor Heating works from the ground up! Heating components are installed below your concrete slab. Heat radiates from the floor, providing even heat wherever you need it. You’ll always have warm floors – and warm feet!

Slab heating options include electric heating panels, mats or cables. Or, you may choose in floor water tubing, through which warm water is circulated. Slab heat is adaptable for all floor coverings: vinyl, marble, tile, carpet or wood.

Todd-Wadena offers its members $50 per kW (up to 10kW) for installing electric storage in-floor heating systems; $35 per kW for non-storage systems. Your electricity rate is just 4.3 or 5.1 cents per kWh, depending on which off-peak plan you choose.
Rebate form not required.


Air Conditioning

Todd-Wadena strongly recommends that members consider installing a heat pump to accommodate efficient heating AND cooling. If it’s just air conditioning you need, we recommend that you purchase a central or window unit that is rated with the Energy Star label for efficiency.

Todd-Wadena offers its members a rebate of up to $600 per ton  for installing an Energy Star rated Ground Source heat pump. Rebates for Air Source heat pumps vary according to SEER ratings, from $330 (SEER 13-14) to $630 (SEER 16 and up).
Rebate Forms

* To qualify for a rebate, your installer must be a certified installer. *

The following rebates are available for installing central air conditioning systems:

SEER rating 13 & 14 – $50     SEER rating 14.5 – $50     SEER rating 15 – $50
SEER rating 16+ – $50

Give your AC a PowerNap! Todd-Wadena will take $8 off your June, July and August electric bills when you participate in the PowerNap program! PLUS, you’ll receive a $50 rebate. Your central air conditioning unit will be cycled on and off every 15 minutes up to six hours a day, usually between 4 and 10 p.m. on the warmest days of the year. The AC fan will continue to circulate air in your home while the condenser is turned off, so you may not even notice the slight change in temperature that will occur.

To enroll you will need to hire an electrician to install and wire the radio receiver to your AC unit. First, however, call Todd-Wadena for details, to be enrolled and ask about rebates that can help offset the installation costs.

AC Tune-up Form
Tune up your central air conditioner or heat pump and get a $35 rebate, using this AC Tune-up Form.