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Energy Efficient HVAC Rebates

The average home spends about $1,000 annually on energy bills. Heating and cooling accounts for as much as half of the home's energy use. The EPA provides important recommendations for energy-efficient equipment, including proper sizing, quality installation and maintenance, to help you get the most out of your heating and cooling products and save as much as 20% annually on your total energy costs.

Whether you are replacing heating and cooling equipment in your home or planning the installation of equipment in a new home, choosing ENERGY STAR qualified products can help keep your home comfortable year-round and contribute to a cleaner environment.

Certain telltale signs indicate when it's time to consider replacing heating and cooling equipment, or improving the performance of your overall system. You may want to consider making a change if:

  • Your air conditioner is more than 12 years old. Consider replacing it with an ENERGY STAR qualified model to cut your cooling costs by up to 30 percent.
  • Your furnace or boiler is more than 15 years old. Consider replacing it with an ENERGY STAR qualified furnace, which is 15% more efficient than a conventional furnace. If you have a boiler, consider replacing it with an ENERGY STAR qualified boiler that is 5% more efficient than a new, standard model.
  • Your equipment needs frequent repairs and your energy bills are going up. In addition to the rise in energy costs, your cooling or heating equipment may have become less efficient.
  • Some rooms in your home are too hot or too cold. Improper equipment operation, duct problems or inadequate insulation could be the cause.
  • You have your thermostat set at one constant temperature. You could be missing a great energy-saving opportunity. A programmable thermostat adjusts your home's temperature at times when you're regularly away or sleeping.
  • Your home has humidity problems. Poor equipment operation, inadequate equipment, and leaky ductwork can cause the air to be too dry in the winter or too humid in the summer.
  • Your heating or cooling system is noisy. You could have an undersized duct system or a problem with the indoor coil of your cooling equipment.

Source: "A Guide to Energy-Efficient Heating & Cooling"

Residential High-Efficiency Heating & Cooling Equipment Rebate Programs

GasNetworks is a collaborative of local natural gas companies serving residential customers throughout New England. Rebates up to $1500 are available for heating equipment that meets or exceeds the following annual fuel usage efficiency (AFUE) ratings:

  • $500 rebate warm air furnaces - AFUE rating 95% or greater with electronic commutated motor or listed on www.gasnetworks.com as electrically efficient
  • $800 rebate warm air furnaces - AFUE rating 96% or greater with electronic commutated motor or listed on www.gasnetworks.com as electrically efficient
  • $1000 rebate forced hot water boilers - AFUE rating 90% or greater
  • $1500 rebate forced hot water boilers - AFUE rating 96% or greater
  • $1200 rebate combined boiler and water heating unit - AFUE rating 90% or greater

*Rebates restricted to customers of participating GasNetworks utilities.

Cool Smart, sponsored by National Grid and NSAR Electric, is a residential central air conditioning rebate program providing rebates for Energy Star qualified cooling equipment that meets or exceeds the following seasonal energy efficiency ratings (Seer):

  • $150 rebate central AC/air source heat pump - Seer of 14.5 or greater and an EER rating of 12.0 or greater. 
  • $300 rebate central AC/air source heat pump - Seer of 15 or greater and an EER of 12.5 or greater
  • $500 rebate central AC - Seer of 16 or greater and an EER of 13.0 greater
  • $500 rebate ductless mini-split - Seer of 14.5 or greater and an EER of 12.0 or greater