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Residential Dual-Fuel Guidelines

Dual Heat:

  • Current rate for new and existing installations: click here.
  • Eligible back-up heating systems include: storage heaters and oil, gas, or propane-fueled systems.
  • Back-up heating systems must be capable of heating the entire home on the coldest day of the year.
  • Breakers installed in the dual-heat electrical panel are controlled by the small relay located in the radio receiver.
  • Meters must be on the outside of the home - an additional rebate may be available to move inside meter outside.

Water Heating:

  • Only dual-fuel customers are eligible for this rate.
  • The water heater must be wired for control to be eligible for this rate.
  • Short term cycling:
    • Four hours maximum control per control period.
    • $3 per month credit.
    • Water heater is wired into the circuit breaker of the main electrical panel.
    • Water heater is controlled by the large relay in the radio receiver.
  • Long-term cycling:
    • Eight hours maximum control per control period.
    • Rate same as dual-heat rate: click here.
    • Water heater must be wired into the circuit breaker of the dual-heat electrical panel.
    • Water heater is controlled by the large relay in the radio receiver.

Air Conditioning:

  • Only dual-heat customer are eligible for this rate.
  • Rate applies only to homes with single-phase, 240-volt residential central air conditioners.
  • The air conditioner must be wired for cycling to be eligible for this rate.
  • Rate same as dual-fuel rate: click here.
  • The air conditioner must be wired into the circuit breaker of the dual-heat electrical panel.
  • MPS will cycle the air conditioner compressor (approximately ten minutes on and ten minutes off) using the small relay in the radio receiver.

Other Qualifying Loads: Hot Tubs and Pool Heaters

  • Only MPS dual-fuel customers are eligible to receive the dual-fuel rate for other qualifying loads.
  • Hot tubs and/or pool heaters must be wired for control to be eligible for this rate.
  • On-Qualifying Loads: Washers, Dryers, Ranges, and Saunas

Financing/Rebates:

  • New homes installing dual-fuel, central air conditioning, and electric water heating may be eligible for a¬†loan or cash rebate from MPS.
  • New homes and existing homes installing only the dual-fuel system may be eligible for a loan or cash rebate from MPS.
  • An additional rebate may be available to move an inside meter outside.
 
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