Here are some financial assistance opportunities for furnaces: • The federal government (IRS) offers a 30% tax credit (up to $1500) through the end of 2010 for purchase of a 95% efficiency or greater furnace. • The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency has a fix-up fund loan program for home improvements. • Your utility may offer rebates for furnaces as well. Contact them directly to find out. • The Energy Saver Rebate Program through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency is available now. This program offers rebates to homeowners for energy saving improvements. Funds are limited. More details here.