Installer FAQs

Questions Pertaining to What/Who Qualifies for the Rebate:

What kind of furnace or water heater does the Rebate cover?

  • Any new, residential, Energy Star propane furnace (furnace must be at least 40,000 BTU and heat the home. Furnaces for commercial buildings, barns, garages, pool houses, sheds, etc. are not eligible. Propane furnaces with Heat pumps attached do NOT qualify.)

  • Any new, Energy Star propane water heater (storage or tankless)

  • Any new residential, Energy Star propane boiler (Boilers are considered water heaters)

Does my propane furnace or water heater have to be Energy Star certified to qualify for the Rebate?

Yes, the propane propane water heater or furnace must be Energy Star to qualify for the rebate.

What does the Installer Incentive cover?

You receive up to a $1,000 check when you install a NEW Energy Star propane furnace or water heater in a new construction OR replacing an old electric or fuel oil furnace and water heater.

Do combi-boilers qualify for the rebate?

Yes, as long as the boiler is Energy Star and heats at least the domestic water of the home, it qualifies for the rebate.

Is there a limit to how many installer checks I can claim?

No, there is no cap to the amount of checks an installer can claim in one year. However, funds are only available while they last.

Does warranty work qualify for the rebate?

No, the unit needs to be a new purchase. Warranty work is a replacement of the original purchased unit and therefore does not qualify.

Questions Pertaining to Installation:

I installed new propane water heaters and furnaces earlier this year, can I go back and submit applications for those installs?

Yes, you can submit any qualifying furnace installs starting JUNE 1, 2024 and water heater installs starting January 1, 2024. Applications must be filled out completely and postmarked, emailed or faxed by December 31, 2024, 11:59pm EST.

I switched out an old propane water heater and/or furnace for a new Energy Star propane unit(s) for a customer, do I qualify for the Rebate?

No, installers only receive a rebate when replacing an old electric, oil or wood water heater or furnace, with a new propane water heater or furnace.

I’m a homeowner and a licensed installer in Michigan, do I get the installer and homeowner rebate if I install it myself?

No, if you’re the homeowner and a licensed installer, you will ONLY qualify for the higher amount of the installer incentive, NOT both the installer and homeowner rebate.

I am sub-contracted through a builder, but installed a new Energy Star propane furnace and/or water heater in the new home, can I qualify for the Rebate?

For new-build homes, the builder or installer qualifies for the rebate even though the work is subcontracted out. However, it is up to the builder who receives the check.

What qualifies as a “New Construction” when I install a new Energy Star propane furnace and/or water heater?

For an install to qualify as a “New Construction,” there must be no prior water heater or furnace, and new line documentation must be provided with a completed application and receipt of purchase/invoice.

I installed a new Energy Star propane furnace and/or water heater in a cabin, which is located in Michigan, but the primary residence of my customer is in a different state. Does my customer and I still qualify for the Rebate?

Yes, fill out section 2 with your customer’s primary address, but also make sure to include the installation address on the invoice.

Can the installer perform the Propane Safety Inspection (Section 4) that is required for the Rebate?

Yes, as long as you the installer are Licensed in the state of Michigan, you can complete Section 4 of the application and sign at the bottom along with the homeowner’s signature.

Do I need to be a licensed installer to complete the Propane Safety Inspection (Section 4)?

Yes, you must be licensed by the state of Michigan to perform the Propane Safety Inspection (Section 4). If you are not licensed, then the homeowner’s propane company must come out and perform the Propane Safety Inspection.

My installing company is not in Michigan, but my customer lives in Michigan, do I qualify for the rebate?

Yes, installers do not have to reside in the state of Michigan to claim a rebate, but Homeowners must reside in the state of Michigan.

My customer is installing two qualifying propane furnaces in a new construction, can I qualify for two rebates?

Yes, you and your customer qualify for two rebates each as long as the application and invoice clearly states two furnaces were installed.

Questions Pertaining to Submission:

Is there a time frame I need to submit my rebate application to receive my check?

Yes, your 2024 application must be postmarked, emailed or faxed by December 31, 2024, 11:59pm EST.

Is there a separate form that I need to fill out to receive the Installer Incentive?

No, if the homeowner qualifies for the higher rebate amount, a check will automatically be written to the installer listed in Section 3 of the application.

How soon will I receive my check after the application is submitted?

It may take up to 90 days from the time your application is processed before you receive a check by U.S. mail.

Does the installer check get written out to the installing company or the person installing the unit?

The check is made out to the installing company.

How do I send the application to the Michigan Propane Commission?

You can fill out our online application, email, fax or mail the application in to the Commission. The info is located on the bottom of page 2 of the application.

What is “New Line Documentation?”

New line documentation is proof of new propane lines being trenched to a home or new tank being set on the property, this document can be provided by the propane supplier in the form of a work order or invoice. It is required for any new construction or fuel switch out.