TIME TO REPLACE THAT OLD WATER HEATER?

Ask us how our new rebates and EASY-PAY, no interest on-bill financing for 36 months, can help you qualify for one of our low cost off-peak heating rates. Call (800) 552-7658 for more details. Wondering how the Inflation Reduction Act can help? Visit here to learn more.


LREC WATER HEATER OPTIONS:

LREC offers three different water heater options: HTP Everlast, Marathon, and Rheem Heat Pump. These water heaters range in size from 50-100 gallons, and are kept in-stock at our headquarters in Pelican Rapids, MN. All three water heaters have the ability to be added to our demand response program (load control/off-peak), and qualify for EASY-PAY, which is 0% interest, on-bill financing through LREC. Learn more through our informational sheet below or call (800) 552-7658.


  • Stainless steel tank
  • 100 gallon capacity
  • Lifetime (residential) warranty
  • No anode rod needed
  • Available at LREC & participating local plumbing & heating dealers
100 gallon
Direct purchase $2,642.95
EASY-PAY $73.50/month
Prices include tax
  • Poly material tank
  • 85 & 100 gallon capacity
  • Lifetime (residential) warranty
  • No anode rod needed
  • Available at LREC & participating local plumbing & heating  dealers 
85 gallon100 gallon
Direct purchase $1,536.71Direct purchase $1,724.21
EASY-PAY $42.69/monthEASY-PAY $47.89/month
Prices include tax
  • Stainless steel tank
  • 50 & 80 gallon capacity
  • No anode rod needed
  • Available at LREC & participating local plumbing & heating  dealers, but must expect around 4-6 month wait time at LREC 
50 gallon85 gallon
Direct purchase $1,776.50Direct purchase $2,551.11
EASY-PAY $49.35/monthEASY-PAY $70.86/month
Prices include tax

ETS STORAGE WATER HEATING

An electric thermal storage (ETS) water heating system uses inexpensive off-peak electricity to “charge” a water heater with sufficient hot water to supply your needs while the electric supply is interrupted during the on-peak hours the following day.

  • Lowest cost purchase and rate option
  • Low 5.5¢ rate available year-round
  • $400 member rebate
  • EASY-PAY option available
  • 100 gallon tank minimum

ETS Storage Options

  • Minimum 100 gallon electric water heater
  • $400 rebate
  • Mixing valve required (contractor provided)
  • 5.5¢ per kWh year-round
  • Minimum 100 gallon electric water heater
  • $400 rebate
  • $12 monthly bill credit
  • Mixing valve required (contractor provided)
  • Home must use 300 kWh per month to qualify
  • Minimum 100 gallon electric water heater
  • $400 rebate
  • Metered with ETS space heating system
  • Mixing valve required (contractor provided)
  • 5.5¢ per kWh year-round
  • Charge hours (on)–weekdays 8 hours: 10pm-6am
  • Control hours (off)–weekdays 16 hours: 6am-10pm
  • Weekends and holidays are only controlled as needed

PEAK SHAVE INTERRUPTIBLE WATER HEATING

The interruptible strategy allows LREC to temporarily interrupt electricity during times of peak electric usage—usually on the hottest or coldest days of the month—while still providing hot water for all your needs. Peak shave times are usually between 2:00pm–9:00pm. 

  • Low 6.1¢ rate available
  • $100 member rebate
  • EASY-PAY option available
  • 80 gallon tank minimum
  • Minimum 80 gallon electric water heater
  • $100 rebate
  • 6.1¢ per kWh (Sept.–May)
  • 6.8¢ per kWh (June–Aug.)
  • Up to 8 hour control during peak control periods
  • Minimum 80 gallon electric water heater
  • $100 rebate
  • Metered with dual fuel or short term storage heating system
  • 6.1¢ per kWh (Sept.–May)
  • 6.8¢ per kWh (June–Aug.)
  • Up to 8 hour control during peak control periods
  • Minimum 80 gallon electric water heater
  • $100 rebate
  • $10 monthly bill credit
  • Home must use 300 kWh per month to qualify
  • Up to 8 hour control during peak control periods

Are you interested in one of our water heater rate options? If so, please fill out the water heating section of the Load Management Application and select the program you are interested in. If you need assistance with the application, please call our energy management team at (800) 552-7658. Thank you!


AQUANTA WATER HEATER PILOT PROGRAM

LREC is seeking participants to join our Aquanta water heater pilot program. Through this program, LREC members will receive a no-cost Aquanta retrofittable water heater controller. This cellular-enabled controller works through an app that must be downloaded by the member and is a  fast, easy way to start conserving energy and saving money. 

How does it work?
The control box (the blue box in the picture) is a junction box to an electric water heater’s power source, so it turns on/off the power to the water heater per the control algorithm or your commands. This can also “virtually” control the water temperature in the tank. For more information on the technical aspects of Aquanta, compatible water heaters, or other general facts, please visit this link.

Benefits of the Aquanta controller:

  • Members can see energy savings suggestions
  • Weekly and monthly usage data comparison 
  • View how much hot water is available
  • Remotely turn the water heater off/on or create a schedule
  • Receive maintenance alerts, including leak detection
  • Have automatic overheating shutoff
  • Utilize the autonomous learning function that matches water heating with usage patterns
  • Operate the water heater via a remote dashboard

Why participate?
When utilizing the Aquanta controller, an LREC member will receive energy savings, aid LREC in avoiding peak power pricing, and will help avert the need for new power generation. Through the Aquanta technology, members will gain greater access to their water heater than ever before.

Who can sign up?
Members who are currently not participating in a water heater load management program and have an electric water heater 80+ gallons can sign up. At this time, we are also looking for a handful of members with electric water heaters that are 50+ gallons (these cannot already be on a water heater load management program).

How can I sign up or learn more?
If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form below. If you would like to speak with an LREC representative for more information about this pilot program, please email lrec@lrec.coop or call (800) 552-7658.