Energy Resources for Residential Customers
Utilities offer a wide range of energy services and additional support to help reduce energy and save money in the form of rebates, education, assistance, and financing programs.Check out the energy-savings guide developed just for Hastings residents to help you find energy-saving opportunities, rebates, and more. Free and low-cost programs are available to households who may qualify. Visit this page to learn more about what programs exist for income-qualified households.
Let’s Get Started
Follow these steps to:
- Know Your Utility Provider
- Find Out How You Can Increase Efficiency and Comfort in Your Home
- Discover Rebates and Programs
- Explore Financing Options
First Step – Know Your Utility Provider
There are three utilities serving Hastings residents. If you aren’t sure who your provider is for electricity or natural gas, review your utility bills. Below are the utilities serving Hastings:
- Xcel Energy
- Dakota Electric Association
You can also use this interactive map to help you identify your electricity provider. Simply enter your home address.
Natural Gas Provider
- CenterPoint Energy
Second Step – Find Out How You Can Increase Efficiency and Comfort in Your Home
Having a home energy audit is a great way to learn about how your home uses energy, and find ways to reduce costs and improve comfort year round. Depending on your utility provider, these energy audit services are available to Hastings residents:
Home Energy Squad®:
Jointly offered by Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy, the Home Energy Squad helps you learn about energy-saving opportunities in your home and installs certain energy-saving materials on the spot for no extra cost.
Does your home have drafty doors, an old thermostat, or inefficient incandescent light bulbs? The Home Energy Squad® can fix these things and more in one visit quickly, efficiently, and affordably. Expert technicians take care of all the little things for you, which can add up to big savings on your energy bill.
A Home Energy Squad visit costs $100 and delivers more than $600 in value.
To schedule a Home Energy Squad visit, call 651-328-6220 or visit HomeEnergySquad.net.
In-Home Energy-Saving Audits:
Dakota Electric Association offers energy audits that include an in-home visit and suggestions to improve the comfort, durability, safety, and affordability of your home.
Dakota Electric Association will review a home’s energy use and then conduct a walk-through inspection of the home to identify and recommend energy saving opportunities. Customers can call Energy Services at 651-463-6243 to discuss their usage over the phone and to schedule a home energy review.
For Dakota Electric customers with electric heat, or who use propane for heat, a similar energy audit is available. Call 651-463-6353 to schedule.
Third Step – Discover Rebates and Programs
Do you have an old refrigerator or freezer? Free up some space in your basement and turn that old appliance into cash.
CenterPoint Energy offers a rebate for residential air sealing and insulation upgrades. Qualifying upgrades to the attic or the exterior walls of your home can improve comfort, lower your utility bills, and earn you a rebate check from CenterPoint Energy.
That’s just the beginning of all of the rebates available to Hastings residents. Our utilities offer a wide variety of rebates and programs to help you save energy and money.
Xcel Energy: Home energy efficiency audits, affordable energy program, heating and cooling programs, LED light bulb savings, and equipment and appliance rebates.
Dakota Electric Association: Rebates for lighting, heating and cooling equipment, and ENERGY STAR® appliances. Incentives are available for home solar installations and electric vehicle chargers. Members may also be eligible for zero- or low-interest loans.
CenterPoint Energy: Home energy audits, rebates for heating systems, programmable thermostats, furnace and boiler tune ups, and water heaters, and rebates for air sealing and insulation. Income-qualified programs are available for eligible customers.
Final Step - Explore Financing Options
Finding it hard to afford energy-efficient improvements? Need help filling the gap to fund a project? Low-interest loan programs are available to help.
Home Energy Loan Program: Center for Energy and Environment offers low-interest loans for Minnesota homeowners to make energy improvements in their homes.
Fix Up Program: Minnesota Housing offers affordable, low-interest rate loans for eligible energy conservation improvements.
Home Improvement Loan Program: This statewide program was established to encourage and support the preservation of existing housing. The program provides loans to improve the basic livability and/or energy efficiency of the borrower's home.
Home Improvement Loan Program: Dakota County Community Development Agency helps low- and moderate-income homeowners make repairs and improvements to their home.
Solar Financing: If you’re considering installing photovoltaic (PV) solar technology on your home, Center for Energy and Environment offers low-interest loans for Minnesota homeowners.