Many utility providers have an energy efficiency program offering incentives and/or rebates to recycle or upgrade appliances. These funds are sometimes limited and issued on a first come first serve basis. Rebates can apply to electric and/or gas devices.
Make sure to complete the necessary forms and make the right calls in advance of upgrading. In other words, it’s not probable that you’ll get money for an appliance upgraded in the past. Furthermore, it’s normally a requirement that the current appliance be in working condition (to help prove it’s an actual and current upgrade).
The utility may even pick up the appliances at your residence. They will only do so if it is safe and accessible which means pets may need to be contained.
Learn more about energy incentives and the wide variety of incentives and rebates by clicking here.
Upgrading to a more efficient appliance not only provides an instant rebate but saves you money in the long run due to less consumption. Not to mention it also reduces the use of natural resources. Listed below are couple active incentive programs.
Similar programs exist throughout the country. Check your utility provider’s website. You may be pleasantly suprised to find others incentives that could apply to you in the near future.
DTE Energy says “we’ll remove and recycle your refrigerator or freezer for free and give you $50.”
Consumers Energy has a list of available rebates for residents at this link.