Air Conditioners

Keep comfortably cool inside your home when the temperature rises outside.

Upgrade to a high-efficiency model and get rebates up to $300.

How it works

If you are a DTE residential electric customer, you may be eligible for a rebate when you upgrade to a new, high-efficiency central air conditioning unit.

Visit the Find a Contractor Tool. Enter the home address, city, or zip and select "Air Conditioning Replacement" under the "Services Provided" tab to find a contractor.

Your Partipating contractor will:

  • Properly size your system for maximum efficiency and comfort.
  • Remove your old equipment and install your new unit.
  • Fill out and submit a rebate form for you online.
  • Your rebate check will arrive by mail in six to eight weeks.

New construction and first-time installations are not eligible for this program. Air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, and ductless mini-split heat pumps are not eligible for rebates when replacing an existing air conditioner unit.

Please consult with your participating contractor regarding system eligibility and efficiency rating requirements.

For more information, please call us toll free, 866.796.0512, or email us.

Eligible Equipment Categories†Amount

Central Air Conditioner*

17+ SEER2

16-16.99 SEER2

15.2-15.99 SEER2

14.3-15.19 SEER2

 

$300

$200

$100

$100

Air Source Heat Pump*

18+ SEER2

17-17.99 SEER2

15.2-16.99 SEER2

14.3-15.19 SEER2

 

$850

$750

$250

$150

Ground Source Heat Pump

16+ EER2

 

$800

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump**

17+ SEER2 and HSPF2 7.5+

Both must be met and must replace a heat pump or electric heat system

 

$1000

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) measures the energy efficiency of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficiently your equipment runs, lowering your energy use and saving you money.

*AHRI eligibility for split system central air conditioners are based on installation of matched outdoor unit, indoor coil and furnace. Rebates are available for air conditioning units with a rating of 14.3 SEER2 or higher. Each requires AHRI certification that, when installed, the package of the equipment meets the specified SEER.  Since these efficiency levels are above those required for ENERGY STAR certification, an efficient furnace upgrade may be necessary to meet the SEER requirement. Air source and ground source heat pumps are eligible for electric customers replacing an existing heat pump and who use electricity for their main home heating source.

**Ductless mini-splits are eligible for electric customers replacing existing ductless mini-splits or electric resistance heating and use electricity for their main home heating source.

† Premise eligibility is limited to single family homes. Single family homes are defined as 2 or less connected units. Each unit must be individually metered for natural gas and electric and each unit must have its own heating, cooling and water heating equipment.

Search the DTE directory for participating contractors.

For more information, please call us at 866.796.0512 or email us.

Air Conditioning Savings Calculator

Compare annual costs based on SEER or SEER2 rating.

Limited Funds Available

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Rebates funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis and customers are encouraged to apply early, as program funds are limited.

Air Conditioners

Keep comfortably cool inside your home when the temperature rises outside.

Receive a $75 rebate with your Diagnostic Air Conditioner Tune-Up.

How it works

If you are a DTE residential electric customer, you may be eligible for a rebate when you complete a Diagnostic Air Conditioner Tune-Up with combustion analysis, with a participating contractor.

Visit the Find a Contractor Tool. Enter the home address, city, or zip and select "Air Conditioning Diagnostic Tune-up" under the "Services Provided" tab to find a contractor.

A participating contractor will use advanced diagnostic tools to check your air conditioner and make adjustments so it runs efficiently and reliably - helping to lower your energy costs.

Your participating contractor will fill out and submit a rebate form for you online.

Your rebate check will arrive by mail in six to eight weeks.

Premise eligibility is limited to single family homes. Single family homes are defined as 2 or less connected units. Each unit must be individually metered for natural gas and electric and each unit must have its own heating, cooling and water heating equipment.

Limit one diagnostic air conditioner tune-up per unit every 5 years.

A participating contractor must perform the Diagnostic Air Conditioner Tune-Up and submit your rebate application within 20 days of service.

For more information, please call us toll free, 866.796.0512, or email us.

Air Conditioners Rebates
Amount
Electric Customers
Diagnostic Tune-Up
$75

Search the DTE directory for participating contractors.

For more information, please call us toll free, 866.796.0512 or email us.

Limited Funds Available

0%

Rebates funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis and customers are encouraged to apply early, as program funds are limited.

   Air Conditioner Tips

Shade & Clean Your Unit

Make sure your unit is shaded from direct sunlight. An outdoor unit operating in the shade uses up to 10% less electricity than the same unit operating in the sun. While you’re outside, optimize your central air unit’s efficiency by keeping it clean and clear of debris.

Clean or Replace Filters

Change your air filter regularly. Check your filter every month, especially during heavy use months. At a minimum, change the filter every 3 months. A dirty filter slows air flow and makes the system work harder to keep you cool, wasting energy.

Programmable Savings

With a programmable thermostat you can automatically adjust your home temperature for different times of day or when you’re away from home. You can also pre-set to start cooling your home before you arrive. You save by not wasting energy. Ask your contractor about rebates on programmable thermostats.