Michigan - Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (Appliances)

February 10, 2010


Note: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing a total of $300 million to U.S. states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to establish rebate programs for new energy-efficient appliances that replace existing appliances. Each state and territory has designed its own program. Rebates will be available until the state or territory program's funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state or territory before making purchasing decisions. Michigan is offering rebates for the purchase of certain energy-efficient appliances by state residents. The list of eligible measures includes dishwashers, clothes washers and refrigerators with rebates ranging from $25 to $100. In the cases of refrigerators and dishwashers, highly efficient models are eligible for higher rebates. Only residential consumers are eligible for rebates. The program goals, as reflected in the details of the program, are to complement existing utility programs by offering rebates for appliances not covered by such programs, to reach rural areas not served by existing utility natural gas programs, and to support the growth of a marketplace for appliances that exceed federal Energy Star standards. In order to qualify for a rebate, equipment must be purchased on or after February 10, 2010, and must meet certain minimum energy-efficiency requirements. In general, appliances must be Energy Star rated to qualify, but in some cases appliances must meet a minimum energy efficiency "tier" requirement as determined by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE). The program web site contains listings for certain CEE-approved products. As noted above, because appliances must replace existing appliances, appliances installed as part of new construction are not eligible for this rebate program. Residents may only receive one rebate per appliance type. Rebates can be reserved on-line or over the phone. For further information on rebates for refrigerators, clothes washers, and dishwashers, please visit the web site listed at the top of this page, or call 1-866-621-8782. For information on rebates for furnaces and water heaters, click here.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.mirebates.com/
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
Incentive Amount: Clothes washers: $50
Dishwashers (Energy Star): $25
Dishwashers (CEE Tier 3): $50
Refrigerators (Energy Star): $50
Refrigerators (CEE Tier 3): $100
Equipment Requirements: Equipment must meet minimum efficiency requirements and replace an existing appliance

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.