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Consumers Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/10/2014
Program Overview:
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Furnaces , Boilers, Programmable Thermostats, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Tune ups, Comprehensive Assessment/Improvements
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Comprehensive Assessment/Improvements: Up to $5,000
Programmable Thermostat: $10
Wi-Fi Enabled Thermostat: $50
Furnace: $200 - $300
Furnace Tune Up: $50
Boiler: Up to $1,000
Boiler Tune Up: $50
High Efficiency Gas Water Heater: $75
Tankless Gas Water Heater: $100
Pipe Wrap: $4 per five feet
Windows: $1/sq. ft. or $15/unit
Building Insulation: $50-$200/section
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $30
Residential Income Qualified Energy Efficiency Program: Free ECM Motors, Water Heater Measures, Thermostat, and Building Shell measures
Maximum Incentive:Home Performance Comprehensive Assessment and Installations: $5000
Equipment Requirements:Boiler or Furnace: AHRI Rated and 92%-97% AFUE
Super High Efficiency Gas Water Heater: EF 0.67 or higher
Tankless Gas Water Heater: EF 0.82 or higher
Funding Source:Consumers Energy
Web Site:

Consumers Energy residential gas customers are eligible to apply for a variety of rebates on energy efficient equipment. Furnaces, boilers, water heating units, insulation, windows, doors, energy audits and comprehensive improvements are eligible under this program. Customers must install equipment in the Consumers Energy service area and receive gas service from Consumers Energy for the appliance purchased. Consumers Energy may verify sales transactions and that installed energy-saving measures meet all applicable building codes, zoning laws, local, state, and federal requirements. A contractor’s invoice itemizing the purchased equipment and indicating type, make, model, price, serial numbers, and date of purchase must accompany each Consumers Energy Incentive Request Form. Contact Consumers Energy or visit the program web site listed above for further details.

The Residential Income Qualified Energy Efficiency Program is working with existing Michigan Weatherization Assistance Program delivery to support weatherization providers with more funding for deeper retrofits than those provided by WAP alone. A Multifamily component provides direct installation of energy-efficiency measures for residential customers living in buildings with more than four units, satisfying income requirements and meeting established program guidelines. The program provides no-cost installation of efficient heating and water equipment in living units and significantly discounted installation in common areas (both interior and exterior spaces). View the program web site listed above for more information.

For more information about income-qualified incentives or incentives for new construction, please contact CLEAResult Consulting.

  Consumers Residential Efficiency
Consumers Energy
One Energy Plaza, EP6-454
Jackson, MI 49201
Phone: (866) 234-0445
Phone 2: (517) 788-7198
Fax: (313) 557-0343
Web Site:
  CLEAResult Consulting
CLEAResult Consulting, Inc.
3474 Alaiedon Pkwy, Suite 600
Okemos, MI 48864
Phone: (877) 448-9433
Phone 2: (517) 999-2301
Web Site:
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