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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Efficiency United (Gas) - Residential Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/10/2014
Program Overview:
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Programmable Thermostats, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Audit
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Boiler: $200
Boiler: 90+ AFUE: $650
Boiler: 95+ AFUE: $1,000
Furnace: $100 - $200
Furnace: 95+ AFUE: $300
Furnace: 97+ AFUE: $400
Water Heater: $40 - $75
Programmable Thermostat: $20
Boiler Reset Control: $75
Hot Water Pipe Wrap: $4
Clothes Washer: $25
Clothes Washer: $25
Dishwasher: $25
Windows: $20/window
Air Sealing: $50
Wall Insulation: Up to $200
Above grade wall insulation: $100
Attic Insulation: $200
Crawl Space, Basement Wall Insulation: $100
Floor Insulation: $100
Basement wall insulation: $80
Kneewall Insulation: $100
Rim Joist Insulation: $50
Infiltration reduction > 20%: $100
Infiltration reduction > 30%: $150
Maximum Incentive:Weatherization Measures: 50% of the cost
Windows: $150
Water Heaters/Clothes Washers: 1
Pipe Wrap: Limit of 10 linear ft.
Faucet Aerators: 2
High Efficiency Shower Head: 2
Equipment Requirements:Natural Gas Water Heater: EF .67 or higher
Pipe Wrap: R-4, Insulating hot water pipes
Clothes Washer: ENERGY STAR CEE Tier 1
Furnace: AFUE of 94% or higher
Set-Back Thermostat: Energy Star rated
Natural Gas Boiler: AFUE of 92% or greater
Appliances: ENERGY STAR
Windows: NFRC or Energy Star Rated
Web Site:

The Efficiency United program is intended to provide assistance and incentives to customers who employ energy efficient measures. Programs offer rebates on natural gas water heaters, clothes washers, pipe wrap, water heaters, furnaces, boilers, and thermostats. Incentives will be provided to the home owner and based on fulfilling energy efficiency standards.

Efficiency United

Semco Energy
Wisconsin Public Service Corp (WPS)
XCEL Energy
Michigan Gas Utilities (MGU)

*Note: Any single utility may choose which of the available technologies to offer to its customers. All incentives listed above are not available in every service area.

Efficiency United member utilities also offer residential weatherization programs and low income programs; customers should review gas utility programs at the website above for details.

  CLEAResult Consulting
3474 Alaiedon Pkwy, Suite 600
Okemos, MI 48864
Phone: (517) 999-2301
Web Site:
  Efficiency United
3474 Alaiedon Pkwy, Suite 600
Okemos, MI 48864
Phone: (877) 367-3191
Web Site:
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