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HVAC Certification

Air conditioners running below their rated performance cause wasted energy, decreases comfort and shortens the life of air conditioning equipment. These problems can be addressed when units are properly installed and maintained.

That is why a high-efficiency cooling rebate was developed. To qualify for the rebate, the central air conditioning unit or air source heat pump must be installed by a qualified HVAC contractor that has successfully completed the HVAC/R Education qualifications and testing. The installer submits rebate info to MLEC. Once verified by MLEC, the member is mailed the rebate check.

Qualified installations focus on 4 key areas:

  • Equipment sizing

  • Refrigerant charge

  • Air flow

  • Duct sealing (exposed ducts only)

If contractors would like to purchase online training materials to prepare for the assessment or many other educational items for the industry, see link below.

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New trade partners may register, and existing trade partners can order rebate forms or update company information at the link below.


For a public search for approved contractors


Qualified Installation Rebates available to Mille Lacs Energy members:

Central Air Conditioning Installation Rebates:

SEER 14.5 $50

SEER 15 $50

SEER 16 $50

Air Source Heat Pump Installation Rebates:

SEER 14.5 $500

SEER 15 $600

SEER 16 $700


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