Earn rebates, save energy and improve the comfort of your home by having approved contractors install or service energy efficient HVAC equipment.
Get rebates on eligible furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps and thermostats. You can also get a rebate for tuning up a qualified heating and cooling system. It’s easy - participating contractors file the paperwork and you get the check.
How to Save on Heating & Cooling
Heating and Cooling Rebates
|97% or Higher AFUE Furnace||$500|
|96% AFUE Furnace||$200|
|95% AFUE Furnace||$100|
|Click Here for Information about Thermostat Rebates
|Air Conditioner Rebates||Rebate Amount|
|18 SEER Central Air Conditioner||$500|
|17 SEER Central Air Conditioner||$300|
|16 SEER Central Air Conditioner||$150|
|15 SEER Central Air Conditioner||$75|
|Comprehensive Heating Tune-Up||$65|
|Comprehensive AC Tune-Up||$65|
What is a Comprehensive Tune-Up?
Many standard heating and AC tune-ups don’t detect potential issues that our comprehensive tune-ups can identify. Our qualified comprehensive tune-up contractors use advanced diagnostic tools to fully analyze your system. These tools help the contractor to identify issues that rob your system of efficiency or present potential health and safety issues. Performing these deep diagnostic checks takes more time and often costs a little more.
A comprehensive tune-up:
We offer a $65 rebate for comprehensive furnace or AC tune-ups to offset the extra cost.
Benefits of High Efficient Heating & Cooling
If your system is older, the answer is probably yes! Because most people spend around 42% of their energy costs on heating and cooling, small changes can make a big impact. Plus, when you combine upgraded HVAC systems with tools like smart thermostats, the environmental impacts can be even greater.
Key Questions to Ask When You’re Choosing a Contractor
When you’re talking to contractors, ask them the questions below. The best ones will be glad to answer them.
It gives them a chance to show they are experts with the experience you need.
Are you licensed and insured? Can you provide proof?
What size unit are you installing? How do you know it is the right size for me?
What is the efficiency rating of the unit you’re recommending?
Will you seal the joints in the air ducts?
What changes will you make to my existing ductwork?
What is the warranty on the system?
Will you give me copies of all required permits?
How long will the job take? When will you be finished?
Answers About Rebates
We currently offer two types of rebates to Consumers Energy customers for their heating and cooling systems:
Our heating and cooling system replacement rebates increase with the efficiency of the unit you purchase. We do this to help our customers offset the higher cost of more efficient units that will reduce your energy use. For AC units, rebates start at 15 SEER-rated units. The minimum AFUE rating for a furnace or boiler to qualify is 95% efficiency.
You should plan on six to eight weeks to receive your rebate. In some cases, your contractor may offer an instant rebate in the form of a purchase price reduction. These contractors agree to take on the responsibility of processing the rebate so you don’t have to.
The efficiency of a central air conditioning system is rated by Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). This rating measures the efficiency of a cooling system unit and ranges from 13 SEER to 24 SEER. Bigger numbers mean greater efficiency – as well as greater savings and less impact on the environment. The top 25% of central air conditioning units that are the most efficient can also carry the ENERGY STAR® rating – to qualify a unit must be rated at 15 SEER or higher.
Furnaces are rated by the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ranking system. This system measures the percent of heat produced for every dollar of energy used. Much like the miles-per-gallon rating on your vehicle, the higher your AFUE rating, the lower your energy use. These ratings range from the federal minimum of 80% up to almost 99% efficient. The most efficient furnaces can earn the ENERGY STAR rating, with different qualification criteria in northern and southern states – in Michigan, this means a minimum of 95% efficiency.*
Answers About Installation
Only systems installed, or tune-ups performed by a Consumers Energy participating contractor qualify for rebates. If you’re considering a contractor who does not currently participate in the program, please call us at 1-866-234-0445 and we can give you information on how you may qualify for rebates.
You can, but you must use one of our participating contractors to qualify for rebates. Heating and cooling systems are complex and optimum performance relies on proper system selection, configuration and installation. A licensed, experienced contractor can make recommendations that ensure proper operation and efficiency and then test the installed system to confirm correct operation. To find a participating contractor, please visit our Find a Contractor page.