Improve your home’s energy use and the planet when you buy ENERGY STAR®-certified products. Start saving right away with reduced pricing or rebates for qualifying products. 

Energy efficient appliances made to fit the style of your home with modern designs and premium features

When you buy an appliance, there are two price tags: the price of the appliance and the cost of the energy (and sometimes water) to run it. Choosing energy-saving ENERGY STAR-certified appliances can reduce those operating costs by 10 to 50 percent compared with standard models and even more compared with older models in your home.

UI works with retailers and manufacturers to promote ENERGY STAR appliances. ENERGY STAR is a widely recognized and trusted label on products that meet strict energy efficiency requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. These products use less energy and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

You’ll find the ENERGY STAR label on more than 65 different kinds of products, including appliances. ENERGY STAR certified appliances meet strict energy efficiency criteria without sacrificing performance or design. Look for refrigerators, freezers, room air conditioners, dishwashers, clothes washers and dehumidifiers that carry the ENERGY STAR. They’re made to fit the style of your home with modern designs and premium features.



Refrigerators are one of the biggest energy users in your home. ENERGY STAR-certified refrigerators are about 9-10 percent more energy efficient than standard models, and freezers are at least 10 percent more energy-efficient.

Get $75 for your old fridge or freezer from September 1 through November 30, 2021. Plus we will pick it up for free and recycle it responsibly. To receive the $75 limited time incentive, orders must be picked up between September 1 and December 31, 2021. Appliance pickups scheduled after December 31, 2021 may still be eligible for a $30 incentive.

Program guidelines

  1. Must be a residential electric customer of UI.
  2. Must own the appliances in your home.
  3. Refrigerators and freezers must be regular household size (10-30 cubic feet).
  4. Appliances must be in working (cooling) condition, empty, clean (and plugged in) at the time of pick up.
  5. Two units maximum per household per calendar year.
  6. Water line must be disconnected.
  7. If you choose to leave your refrigerator or freezer outside, on a porch or in an open garage, state law requires that you remove all doors on the appliance.

How do I sign up or schedule a pickup?

  1. Apply online
  2. Call 888.997.8892

What happens next?

  1. You'll receive a call to schedule your pick up by ARCA.
  2. A $75* rebate check per qualifying appliance* will be mailed to you within 6 weeks after the pickup.

*$75 incentive only available September 1 – November 30, 2021 with pick up between September 1 and December 31, 2021. The incentive reverts to $30 after December 31, 2021.

Room Air Conditioners

ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioners are at least 10 percent more efficient than standard models. They often include timers for better temperature control, allowing you to use the minimum amount of energy you need to cool your room. By choosing an ENERGY STAR-certified model room air conditioner and using the energy-saving features, you make your home more comfortable and save energy and money.


A standard-sized ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher costs about $35 per year, to run. They also minimize water use and water heating costs through innovative design features and controls. A new ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher will save, on average, 3,870 gallons of water over its lifetime.

Clothes Washers

The average American family washes about 300 loads of laundry each year. ENERGY STAR-certified clothes washers use about 25 percent less energy and 33 percent less water than regular washers. Over the lifetime of the product, models that have earned the ENERGY STAR can save $370 in energy costs. Available in front-load and top-load models, most have a greater tub capacity, which allows you to do fewer loads.


Dehumidifiers reduce the amount of moisture in the air and help prevent mold, mildew and odor. An ENERGY STAR-certified dehumidifier is 15 percent more energy efficient than standard models.

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Call 877.WISE.USE (877.947.3873) for more information.