When looking for new products for your home, look for those that are a minimum of ENERGY STAR rated. ENERGY Star was created to help consumers easily identify products, homes and buildings that save energy and money, and help protect the environment.

Rebates will not exceed the purchase price.

St. Charles Utility Customers may qualify for our Single Family Home Energy Efficiency Rebates. To be eligible, customers must meet the following conditions:

  1. A St. Charles Utility customer must purchase the qualified energy-star appliance (owner occupied residence only).
  2. The appliance must be installed in a St. Charles residence prior to applying for the rebate.
  3. The appliance must be new and purchased at retail price.
  4. Submission of the copy of the sales invoice which includes the following information:
    Store name; date of purchase; make/model; price and yellow tag showing energy star emblem.
  5. There are not forms to fill out; we just need to make copies of the above.

The City of St. Charles reserves the right to verify eligibility and installation of the appliance. Rebates are processed on a first come first serve basis until funds are depleted with a maximum benefit of $500.00 per year. Rebates will be processed for purchases made within six months of submission.

Residential Energy Star Rebates


Not to exceed $500 total per year
Additional rebates are available for recycling working refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, and room air-conditioners. See recycling flyer or call City Hall for more information (507) 932-3020
ENERGY STAR® Refrigerators (7.75 cu. ft. or greater)$125
ENERGY STAR® Compact Refrigerators (Less than 7.75 cu. ft.)$25
ENERGY STAR® Freezers$50
ENERGY STAR® Dishwashers$50
ENERGY STAR® Clothes Washers$100
ENERGY STAR® Clothes Dryers$25
ENERGY STAR® Room  Air Conditioners$15
ENERGY STAR® Dehumidifiers$15
ENERGY STAR® Air Purifiers$25
TOTAL REBATE (must  be less than  50%  of the total purchase cost)


Central Air Conditioners (>14 SEER)*$100 per unit
Central A/C Tune-ups$50 per unit
Air-Source Heat Pumps (>14 SEER)*$150 per unit
Geothermal Heat Pumps*$200 per ton
Mini-Split  Ductless Heat Pumps*$200 per ton
Gas Furnaces (> 94% AFUE)*$75 per unit
Heat Pump Water Heaters*$200 per unit
Programmable Thermostats (not eligible  in new homes)$15
ENERGY STAR® Smart Thermostats$50


LED Bulbs (up to 15 Watts)$5 per bulb
LED Bulbs (16 Watts or greater)$10 per bulb
LED Light Fixtures$20 per fixture
TOTAL REBATE (must  be less than 50% of the total purchase cost, excluding labor, not to exceed $200)


Bonus Recycling Rebates: *Not to exceed 50% of cost (must be energy star)
Room Air Conditioner$15*