SEMCO Energy (Efficiency United) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

April 13, 2011


*Note: This incentive is no longer active or updated. It is part of the Efficiency United and Energy Smart Programs run by Franklin Energy SEMCO Energy offers rebates, assistance and other incentives through the Efficiency United program, which is a partnership between 11 Michigan utilities. The program is intended to provide assistance and incentives to customers who install or employ energy efficient equipment or measures which save money and energy at home and at work. The Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program is one part of this energy efficiency consortium. SEMCO offers rebates on natural gas water heaters, clothes washers, pipe wrap, faucet aerators and efficient shower heads. The Residential HVAC Program provides incentives to residential customers for installing energy efficient water heaters, furnaces, boilers, and thermostats. Incentives will be provided to the home owner and will be based on fulfilling energy efficiency standards. See Efficiency United web site listed above for forms, further details, program guidelines for each program.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: Natural Gas Water Heater: $35
Pipe Wrap: $4
Faucet Aerator: $1
Shower Head: $8
Energy Star Clothes Washer: $50
Natural Gas Furnace: $200
Natural Gas Water Heater: $35
Set-Back Thermostat: $20
Natural Gas Boiler: $200
Maximum Incentive: Water Heaters/Clothes Washers: 1 per address
Pipe Wrap: Limit of 10 linear ft.
Faucet Aerators: 3 per address
Equipment Requirements: Natural Gas Water Heater: EF .62 or higher
Pipe Wrap: R-4, Insulating hot water pipes
Faucet Aerator: 1.5 GPM or less
Shower Head: 2 per address
Energy Star Clothes Washer: CEE Tier 2 or 3 only
Furnace: AFUE of 92% or higher
Set-Back Thermostat: Energy Star rated
Natural Gas Boiler: AFUE of 87% or greater
Installation Requirements: All major equipment must be installed by a licensed contractor


Name: SEMCO Energy Gas Company
Address: 1411 Third Street, Suite A
Port Huron MI 48060
Phone: (800) 624-2019
Name: Energy Star and HVAC Program
Address: 3474 Alaiedon Parkway
Okemos MI 48864
Phone: (877) 367-3191

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.