Dual Fuel

 

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Combine two heat sources to best fit your home and tailor your energy investment to meet your heating needs. Stearns Electric Association’s Dual Fuel program offers the option to incorporate a low-cost electric heat source with an alternate heating system.

 

In a Dual Fuel heating system, an electric heat source, such as a boiler is used in conjunction with fuel oil, propane, natural gas, wood or electric storage heat as the backup heating system, to receive our EnergyWise® rate.
 

Dual Fuel is a “controlled” electric heating program which helps save money and conserves energy. When demand for electricity is high the electric heat source is shut off, or controlled (up to a maximum of 400 hours per heating season) with a maximum continuous control time of 12 hours during a day. During control periods, your home’s backup system provides the heat you need.
 

Requirements:

Minimum kW

Any electric heating system of 9kW or more, combined with an acceptable backup heating system, qualifies for the Dual Fuel Program.

 

Acceptable Electric Heat Sources:

  • Base Board Resistance
  • Hydronic Base Board
  • Cove Resistance
  • Central Furnace
  • Ceiling Panel Resistance
  • Slab Floor Resistance
  • Slab Floor Storage Heating
  • Hydronic Slab Floor
  • Electric Boiler

 

Acceptable Backup Systems:

  • Fuel Oil Furnace
  • Fuel Oil Boiler
  • Propane Furnace
  • Propane Boiler
  • Natural Gas Furnace
  • Natural Gas Boiler
  • Wood Furnace
  • Wood Boiler
  • Electric Thermal Storage

 

 

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For Questions or to Sign Up Contact:

Stearns Electric EnergyWise Team

Phone: (320) 363-4630 or Toll-free: (800) 448-1737

Fax: (320) 363-4631