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High Efficiency Furnace, Natural Gas Boiler & Boiler Circulator Pump Rebates

 
Type
Home
 
Category
 
Instant Discount
Up to $750
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Rebates

Install a qualifying natural gas furnace, natural gas boiler, or a boiler circulator pump to reduce your home’s heating costs and save even more with instant discounts.

Additional Details

In most homes, heating is the single biggest energy expense. Replacing your old furnace, boiler or boiler circulator pump with new high-efficiency heating equipment can take a bite out of your energy costs, plus make your home more comfortable.

A furnace or boiler's efficiency is measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) which tells you what percent of fuel is converted to useful heat for your home. The higher the AFUE, the more heat you get for your heating dollar. Older furnace and boiler systems have efficiencies in the range of 56 to 70 percent. High-efficiency heating systems achieve efficiencies as high as 97 percent, converting nearly all the fuel to useful heat for your home.

For more information on high efficiency systems, please visit the U.S. Department of Energy website. The site also features an easy-to-use table showing what you could save when you upgrade to an energy-efficient system.

Before you invest in a new furnace, boiler, or boiler circulator pump, make your home as energy efficient as possible. Improving insulation and sealing air leaks to stop heat loss may allow you to purchase a smaller, less expensive heating system. Home Energy Solutions can help you identify and make energy-saving improvements that are right for your home.

How We Help

We can help with instant discounts of $35 to $750 from the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund to offset the cost of installing a qualifying high-efficiency heating system.

Upgrade today and warm up to savings.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Saving is easy with an instant discount from Participating DistributorsStep 1

Contact your HVAC contractor to find out if a high-efficiency natural gas furnace, natural gas boiler or a boiler circulator pump makes sense for your home. Ask if they have done an efficiency test on your existing system and how it rated.

Instant discounts are available for customers of the following utilities:

Eversource       UI           CNG           SCG 

Step 2

Make your home more energy efficient to get the most out of a new heating system. Get started with help from the Home Energy Solutions program.

Step 3

Receive Your Instant Discount:

  • Prior to purchase, confirm your system qualifies for the discount with your HVAC contractor or by checking the minimum efficiency chart on the Who is Eligible section below and at the ENERGY STAR website: www.ENERGYSTAR.gov/products.
  • Have your licensed contractor provide a quote for qualified equipment from a participating distributor that includes the instant discount.
  • Finally have your licensed contractor purchase and install qualified equipment from a participating distributor. It’s that easy!

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Residential customers of Eversource, UI, CNG, or SCG are eligible to participate.

Replacement Furnace Minimum Efficiency Levels / Instant Discount Schedules

Qualifying furnace, natural gas boiler and/or boiler circulator pump must be installed by a licensed contractor in your utility’s service territory. Your contractor can help you choose equipment that meets the following criteria:

Equipment Type Minimum Efficiency for Instant Discount Instant Discount
 $/Unit
Natural Gas Warm Air Furnace ENERGY STAR®1 certified 95% AFUE2 or greater and AHRI Rated with Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) $650
Natural Gas Boiler ENERGY STAR certified 94% AFUE or greater with Temperature Reset or Purge Control $750
Boiler Circulator Pump Boiler circulator pump with Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) installed on any fuel boiler $35

1 ENERGY STAR certified equipment lists can be found online by visiting ENERGYSTAR.gov/products 
2 AFUE – Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency

 

Instant discounts are available for customers of the following utilities:

Eversource     UI     CNG     SCG

If you are a Connecticut resident and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your municipal utility's website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

HVAC CONTRACTORS: 

Offer your customers high efficiency space and water heating equipment at a reduced cost without the hassle of a rebate form.

The electric and gas utilities have partnered with many Connecticut equipment distributors to offer an instant discount at your point of purchase.  Help your customers make the decision to switch to high efficiency equipment by offering it at pricing comparable to standard equipment. 

When you purchase eligible equipment from a participating distributor, the instant discount amount has already been deducted from your purchase cost.  The distributor will request some information from you including the name and address of the customer and their housing type.

Now, you have the opportunity to offer your customer the equipment at a lower price because the incentive is already applied.  You saved your customer the hassle of completing and mailing a rebate form and provided them with superior, energy-saving equipment.

All Eversource, UI, CNG and SCG customers are eligible for instant discount, but only licensed contractors may purchase equipment with the rebate applied at the distributor. 

Below is a list of the types of equipment included. 

Equipment Type Minimum Efficiency for Instant Discount Instant Discount
 $/Unit
ENERGY STAR Natural Gas Warm Air Furnace AHRI1 Rated CEE Tier II Criteria of 95% AFUE2 and ECM furnace fan3

$650

ENERGY STAR Natural Gas Boiler ENERGY STAR® qualified, AHRI Rated 94% AFUE or greater with Temperature Reset or Purge Control $750
ECM Boiler Circulator Pump Eligible equipment defined by PAs   $35

AHRI - Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute. All equipment must be rated in the AHRI Unitary or Applied Air Conditioning Directories. Both can be found at ahrinet.org and cee1.org.
AFUE – Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency
ECM furnace fans can be found at Energystar.gov/products
ENERGY STAR certified equipment lists can be found online by visiting ENERGYSTAR.gov/products 

 

HVAC DISTRIBUTORS ONLY:

Submit your reimbursements online here.

 

ENERGY STAR® Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate

 
Type
Home
 
Category
 
Instant Discount
Up to $750
  • Hot Water
  • Rebates

Twice as efficient as older electric water heaters, ENERGY STAR® certified heat pump water heaters with a 3.0 Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) or greater and 55 gallons or less of storage capacity qualify for instant discounts.

A $400 rebate is available for ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters with a 3.0 (UEF) or greater and more than 55 gallons of storage capacity.

Additional Details

It’s not so hard to understand why heat pump water heaters are twice as efficient as electric water heaters. They simply move heat rather than make heat, just like a refrigerator, but in reverse. While a refrigerator pulls heat from inside a box and dumps it into the surrounding room, a heat pump water heater pulls heat from the surrounding air and transfers it – at a higher temperature – into the tank to heat your water. Because they use the warm ambient air temperature to do most of the work, it is very efficient.

As the heat pump removes heat from the surrounding ambient air, it also provides a slight cooling effect. The result is dehumidification and cooling. For this reason, heat pumps work well in basements. Because they rely on surrounding air, they require at least 750 cubic feet of space around the heat pump and should not be installed in a closet or other confined space.

We help make it affordable to upgrade to an ENERGY STAR-certified heat pump water heater with a $750 discount  for eligible models with a storage capacity of 55 gallons or less. A $400 mail-in rebate is available for heat pump water heater models with a storage capacity greater than 55 gallons.  Whether you’re replacing an old water heater or installing one in a new home, you'll save money up front.

For customers who meet certain income eligibility guidelines, even greater incentives may be available through the Home Energy Solutions – Income Eligible program.

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. By using less energy, these products also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Learn more at the ENERGY STAR website.

Install a heat pump water heater today and save energy - and money!

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

  • One of the most energy-efficient water heating systems on the market today
  • 25 to 50 percent savings on electric water-heating costs
  • Programmable options such as “vacation mode” that save energy when you’re away and ensure you have hot water when you return
  • Dehumidify damp spaces such as a basement or unconditioned space

Consider the following factors:

  • For the most efficient operation, the heat pump water heater should be installed in a space where temperatures average at least 50 degrees
  • Because it exhausts cool air, the water heater should not be installed in a heated living area
  • A heat pump water heater should be installed with at least 750 cubic feet of space around it

There are two ways to receive the discount on qualifying heat pump water heater units:

Work with an installer

When your installing contractor purchases a qualifying unit at a participating distributor in Connecticut, a $750 instant discount will be automatically applied to the eligible equipment cost. A $400 rebate will be automatically applied for eligible models with more than 55 gallons of storage capacity. 

Purchase a qualifying unit from a participating retailer

Eversource and United Illuminating (UI) partner with several retailers across the state to offer you instant discounts and/or paper rebates for heat pump water heaters. You may purchase a heat pump water heater directly from the retailer to receive:

  • A $750 instant discount through participating Retail Stores with address verification for eligible models with a storage capacity of 55 gallons or less.

OR

  • A $750 mail-in rebate will be provided to residential customers who are not able to validate eligibility in store.
  • A $400 mail-in rebate is available for ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heater models with a storage capacity greater than 55 gallons.

Learn more at the ENERGY STAR website.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Residential customers of Eversource or UI.

ENERGY STAR®-certified heat pump water heaters with a 3.0 Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) or greater qualify for instant discounts.

Equipment must be purchased from a participating distributor located in Connecticut.

To find ENERGY STAR-certified units talk to a licensed contractor or visit the ENERGY STAR website.

If you are a Connecticut resident and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your municipal utility’s website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. 

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

DISTRIBUTORS

We strongly encourage you to contact a licensed contractor to ensure proper installation of your heat pump water heater. You or your contractor can receive a $750 instant discount on ENERGY STAR®-certified models through participating distributors listed on our Find a Distributor page. A $400 rebate is available for ENERGY STAR® certified heat pump water heaters with a 3.0 Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) or greater and more than 55 gallons of storage capacity. 

The instant discount and/or rebate is also available at the following Connecticut retailers:

  • Lowe's
  • Home Depot

High-Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater Instant Discounts

 
Type
Home
 
Category
 
Instant Discount
Up to $300
  • Gas Water Heating
  • Hot Water
  • Rebates

Say goodbye to your tank water heater. Install an ENERGY STAR®-certified high-efficiency natural gas-fired tankless water heater and enjoy hot water on demand, energy savings and an instant discount up to $300.

Additional Details

You don't use hot water 24 hours a day. Yet a standard tank-type water heater consumes energy around the clock to keep the water in its tank hot.

ENERGY STAR-certified natural gas tankless water heaters give you hot water when you need it, without an energy-consuming storage tank. Using a tankless water heater can trim your water heating costs up to 30 percent. You’ll also enjoy these benefits:

  • Continuous hot water – Tankless water heaters provide a continuous flow of hot water, on demand. That means you don’t have to suffer through a cold shower if you're the last one in line. Unlike a conventional tank-type water heater, hot water is always there when you need it.
     
  • Space-saving design – A qualified tankless model saves you an extra closet's worth of space compared to a tank-type water heater. Gas tankless water heaters are small and wall-mounted, unlike bulky tank-type water heaters.
     
  • Fewer worries – Tankless water heaters typically last 20 years, much longer than any conventional tank-type water heater. And because it’s tankless, you don’t have to worry about tank leaks and water damage.

Going tankless is more affordable with an instant discount up to $300. It’s available if you install an ENERGY STAR-certified tankless natural gas water heater with electric ignition. Whether you’re replacing an old water heater or installing one in a new home, you'll save money up front.

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. By using less energy, these products also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Learn more at the ENERGY STAR website.

Go tankless today and enjoy hot water and savings you can count on.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Step 1 - Talk with your plumbing contractor to decide which ENERGY STAR-certified unit works best for you.

Step 2 - Your plumbing contractor can find details on qualifying units* and approval requirements at participating equipment distributor locations or refer to your utility’s website.

CNG     SCG     Eversource

Step 3 - Have your qualifying unit installed. Simple!

*Instant Distributor Discounts: HVAC equipment distributors automatically apply our instant discount to the price they charge your contractor for qualified equipment.  Multiple instant discounts for the same unit (equipment serial number) will not be accepted. Your installer should pass this instant discount along to you through a lower equipment installation cost.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Residential customers of CNG, SCG or Eversource can participate.

Eligible Equipment

Instant discounts* are available for:

  • ENERGY STAR-certified Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater with Electric Ignition. Units must have an EF1 of .94 or greater.
  • ENERGY STAR-certified Natural Gas Condensing storage water heater. Units must have a Thermal Efficiency of 0.95 or greater. 

EF - Energy Factor.

Funding for this instant discount program is limited to the period indicated or while funds last.

Finding ENERGY STAR-certified units is easy. Just talk to your plumber or look for the ENERGY STAR label. Qualifying units are available through local plumbing distributor supply stores.

*Instant Distributor Discounts:  HVAC equipment distributors can now automatically apply the Energize CT instant discount to the price they charge your contractor for qualified equipment. Multiple instant discounts for the same unit (equipment serial number) will not be accepted.

If you are a Connecticut resident and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your municipal utility's website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. 

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.  

We have instant discounts for the following hot water heater:

  • A $300 instant discount for ENERGY STAR-certified Condensing Storage Tanks with a Thermal Efficiency of 0.95 or greater

High efficiency models have better insulation, heat traps, and more efficient burners than standard models. Improvements that have a modest impact on price but increase efficiency by about 7.5%.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Plumbing Contractors:  Offer your customers high efficiency water heating equipment at a reduced cost without the hassle of a rebate form.

The electric and gas utilities have partnered with many Connecticut equipment distributors to offer an instant discount at your point of purchase.  Help your customers make the decision to switch to high efficiency equipment by offering it at pricing comparable to standard equipment. 

When you purchase eligible equipment from a participating distributor, the instant discount amount has already been deducted from your purchase cost.  The distributor will request some information from you including the name and address of the customer and their housing type.

Now, you have the opportunity to offer your customer the equipment at a lower price because the instant discount is already applied.  You saved your customer the hassle of completing and mailing a rebate form and provided them with superior, energy-saving equipment.

All Eversource, UI, CNG, and SCG customers are eligible for rebates, but only licensed contractors may purchase equipment with the instant discount applied at the distributor. 

Below is a list of the types of water heating equipment included.  

Equipment Type Minimum Efficiency for Instant Discount Instant Discount $/Unit
ENERGY STAR certified Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater Greater than or equal to .94 EF with Electronic Ignition $300 
ENERGY STAR certified Natural Gas Standalone Condensing Water Heater Greater than or equal to .95 TE² $300 

1 UEF– Uniform Energy Factor
2 TE – Thermal Efficiency

Commercial Multifamily Properties

 
Type
Business
 
Category
  • Appliances & Electronics
  • Energy Assessment (Audit)
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Hot Water
  • Insulation
  • Lighting
  • Rebates

Reduce energy and operating costs and make the multifamily property you own or manage more comfortable and environmentally friendly with the Multifamily Initiative.

Additional Details

This program provides customized solutions for multifamily buildings or complexes with five or more units, and includes:

  • Assistance with energy efficiency upgrade projects already planned
  • An assessment of your building's energy-saving opportunities
  • Resources to support in-depth assessment of a full range of strategies for further improvements including solar and other renewable energy, as well as health and safety measures
  • Incentives and financing for energy efficiency upgrades

Provide your contact information and any project information with this application. For energy efficiency projects, submit it to your electric utility company. For renewable energy and/or financing  projects only, submit your application to the Green Bank. If your application is for both energy efficiency and renewable energy or financing, submit it to both your electric utility and the Green Bank.

Eversource     UI     Connecticut Green Bank

At this point, if you already have an energy efficiency or renewable energy project, additionally submit any project proposal(s) and a completed Project Form to your electric utility company (for energy efficiency projects) and to the Connecticut Green Bank (for projects including renewable energy and/or financing). After we’ve helped you address this proposal, if you’d like to evaluate your property in a more holistic way, follow the steps below.

Need help designing your project?

Once you’ve completed Step 1 above, a utility or Green Bank representative (as appropriate) will contact you. A professional consultant or in-house representative is available to visit your property to identify the cost-effective energy improvement opportunities that make the most sense for your property. Technical and financial assistance is available through the Multifamily Initiative for a wide variety of design and predevelopment tasks, including: 

Potential Measures Assessed Technical & Financial Assistance Available
  • Air sealing
  • Domestic hot water saving measures
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Insulation
  • Windows
  • High-efficiency heating, ventilation or air conditioning
  • ENERGY STAR® appliances
  • High-efficiency water heating systems
  • Energy saving control strategies on building equipment
  • Solar PV and other renewable energy systems
  • Energy benchmarking
  • Green design and charrettes
  • Assessment of capital improvements 
    (including green physical needs assessments (PNAs))
  • Assessments of energy-related health and safety issues
  • Designing, engineering, and bidding work
  • Predevelopment loans
  • Financial packaging

Using the recommendations from the energy assessment and any technical assistance you select, design and price a comprehensive project that will maximize your energy savings, as well as the incentives and financing you will receive.

If your project qualifies based on your submitted proposals, plans, specifications, and pricing, you will receive a commitment of incentive dollars and, if requested, an offer for financing the balance of the project cost. You can also provide your own financing or explore one of these sources. After construction and required inspections are complete, incentives are paid.

It is recommended that owners track utility use and verify that equipment is working properly during the warranty period and beyond.

Existing properties of five or more residential units may be eligible for the Multifamily Initiative. 

The following types of properties are eligible:

  • Apartment buildings and complexes
  • Condominiums and co-operatives
  • Congregate and senior housing
  • Mixed-use residential and commercial properties

Questions? Contact your utility or the Connecticut Green Bank using a link below:

Eversource     UI     Connecticut Green Bank

If you are a Connecticut resident and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your municipal utility's website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. The Connecticut Green Bank provides renewable energy programs and financing to all Connecticut municipalities

 

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