Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of Water Heater does the Rebate Cover?

  • Any new Energy Star standard propane water heater
  • New, Residential, Energy Star, Boilers that heat water AND heat the home
  • Does NOT cover boilers that only heat the home

Is there a time frame I need to submit my propane water heater rebate to receive my check?
Yes, the installation of your new, Energy Star, propane water heater must be within 2022.

I am building a new house and need a water heater, do I qualify for the rebate?
Yes, as long as you install a new, Energy Star, propane water heater within 2022.

Is the Rebate available to non-profits and businesses?
Yes, non-profits, businesses and homeowners qualify for the rebate.

Can I switch from my old Natural Gas or Electric Water Heater to a new, Energy Star, Propane Water Heater and qualify for the Rebate?
Yes, you receive $150 for switching from an old natural gas or electric water heater to a new, Energy Star, Propane Water Heater. As long as the installation occurred within 2022.

I am switching my old propane water heater for a new Energy Star Propane water heater, do I qualify for the rebate?
Yes, you receive $100 when you switch to an Energy Star propane water heater when replacing an old propane unit. As long as the installation occurred within 2022.

Can the Installer perform the Propane Safety Check on my new Energy Star, Propane Water Heater as required Rebate, after they install it?
Yes, as long as the installer is licensed in Michigan, the installer may perform the propane safety check. Complete the section on the application when you complete the safety check.

I’m a Homeowner and will install the propane water heater myself, but I’m not a licensed installer, do I still qualify for the rebate?
Yes, as a homeowner you can install the unit yourself and still qualify. However, a safety inspection must be done by your propane supplier. Section 3 (licensed installer info) would need to be labeled as “Self Installed.” As an unlicensed installer, you would only qualify for the homeowner rebate ($150 or $100), not the $500 installer incentive.

I’m a Homeowner and Michigan Licensed Installer, do I get the Installer rebate if I install it myself?
Yes, if you’re the homeowner and a licensed installer and install the unit yourself, you qualify for ONLY the higher amount of the installer incentive ($500), NOT both the installer and homeowner rebate ($150 or $100).

How soon will I receive my check after the application is submitted?
It may take up to 6 weeks before you receive the check by U.S. mail.

I sent in the application and I haven’t received my rebate, who do I talk to?
If it’s been over 6 weeks since you mailed in your rebate application, and not received a your check, call the Michigan Propane Commission at (517) 312-0097.

How do I send the application to the Michigan Propane Commission?
You can email, fax or mail the application into the Commission. The info is located on the bottom of page 2 of the application.

I do not have a printer nor am I tech savvy, and I need a copy of the application. Where can I go to get the application?
Call the Michigan Propane Commission at (517) 312-0097 and we’ll mail you an application.

What qualifies as a “New Construction” when I install a new, Energy Star propane water heater?
For an install to qualify as a “New Construction,” there must be no prior unit being replaced and proof of new propane lines being trenched must be provided. 

I installed a new, Energy Star propane water heater in my cabin, which is located in Michigan, but my primary residence is in a different state. Do I qualify for the rebate?
Yes, fill out section 2 with your primary address but also make sure to include the installation address.