Save on your electric bill during winter heating months with a Dual Fuel Electric Heating System.

Pay only 5.95¢ versus 11.89¢ per kWh (October-May).

How it Works

An electric heating system is used as the primary heat source, supplemented during peak demand periods with an alternate heat source*.

During peak electrical demand periods, the heat source automatically switches from the primary electric heating system to the alternate heat source. The alternate heat source is used up to 12 hours per control time on the coldest days of the year, and will not exceed 400 hours per heating season.

Qualifying Primary Heat Sources:

  • Electric mini-boiler
  • Electric furnace
  • Baseboard heat
  • Ground source heat pump
  • Plenum heater
  • Wall or ceiling heater


Qualifying Alternate Heat Sources:

  • Oil
  • Natural gas
  • LP gas

*Portable heaters and wood burning stoves DO NOT qualify as alternate heat sources.

How to Sign-Up

  • Ensure the alternate heat source is automatic, thermostat-controlled, and able to heat the home adequately for up to 400 hours. If in doubt, please contact your own heating contractor.
  • A one-time equipment fee of $50 will be added to your electric bill at the time of ordering.
  • Complete the online program application.
  • Your meter socket equipment can be picked up at our office within 48 hours or shipped to your home (UPS Ground).
  • Once your meter socket and equipment have been installed and a state electrical inspection has been completed, request meter installation and rate activation here or call Connexus Energy at 763.323.2650.

Download additional Dual Fuel Electric Heating Program information.