PowerNap® Air Conditioning
$50 each summer
Sign up before May 20, 2013, and get a $50
credit on your June electric bill. Plus, get a $10 Cub gift card just for
Note: If you previously signed up for
the PowerNap program, you do NOT need to re-enroll each year. Your $50 credit will automatically appear on your June electric bill.
*Rebate of $50 is in lieu of $12.50 monthly credit from June to September. Gift card is a one-time offer for new 2013 PowerNap participants and does not apply to current participants or future years of enrollment.
Summer is when Minnesotans use the most electricity; this is also when it's most important to conserve energy.
Participating in the PowerNap Air Conditioning program allows your air conditioner to take an occasional "nap" while keeping your house at a cool and comfortable temperature. It not only helps to conserve energy, it also reduces your electric bill.
That's good for you.
Good for us.
Good for the environment.
How it works A licensed electrician will come to your home to install a small radio receiver near your air conditioning unit - free of charge.
On days when demand for electricity peaks, a radio signal is sent to your air conditioner telling the AC condenser to cycle on and off during peak periods.**
**The number of peak controlled hours allowed
per cooling season (May through October) is 200. In the past five
years, we controlled between 80-160 hours per season.
Electric peaks typically occur on hot and humid summer days. However,
other conditions such as, but not limited to, unplanned outages and
system emergencies are possible.
When electric demand decreases, the air conditioner automatically returns to regular mode.
Your air conditioning fan will continue to run while the AC condenser
is turned off.
Is PowerNap Air Conditioning right
for you?If you answer yes to either of these questions, the PowerNap Air
Conditioning program is not recommended.
- Do you or any household members
have health issues that would be affected by increased
household temperature and humidity during a PowerNap?
- Do you have indoor pets that would
be discomforted by increased household temperatures and
humidity during a PowerNap?
PowerNap TipsAs with all innovative energy conservation programs, there are some additional day-to-day measures you can take to minimize cooling costs and maximize the efficiency of the program.
For additional energy saving tips,
click here or call
member services at 763.323.2650.
- On hot days, turn your air conditioner on early in the morning before your house has a chance to heat up.
- Leave your air conditioner ON through the duration of hot weather.
- Keep window shades closed on the sunny side of the house.
- Close lower level doors to help keep cool air in the upper levels.
- Close doors to areas of limited use.
- We suggest a tune-up if your air conditioner is more than 5
years old and has not had a tune-up in the last couple of
Air conditioner must meet current state electrical
code before installation.
A disconnect box (see photo for example) must be installed on home. If not, one will be installed by our electrical contractor, free of charge.
Tip: We suggest a tune-up if your air
conditioner is more than 5 years old and has not had a tune-up in the
last couple of years.
How to sign up
1. Enroll in the program
online or call
member services at 763.323.2650.
2. Connexus will arrange for the radio receiver to be installed and inspected within two weeks of enrollment.