High Efficiency Natural Gas Hot Water Rebates

Go Tankless and Save

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 a rebate up to $500. You’ll never have to worry about running out of hot water again.

Trim your water heating costs up to 30 percent!

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 a rebate up to $500*. 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.

Looking for a more conventional hot water heater? We also have a $100 rebate for ENERGY STAR-certified Standalone Storage Tank gas water heaters or a $300 instant rebate for ENERGY STAR Condensing Storage Tanks with a TE of 0.95 or greater. These 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%.

*Instant Distributor Rebates Now Available: Check if your contractor’s equipment quote already includes the rebate. HVAC equipment distributors can now automatically apply the Energize CT rebate to the price they charge your contractor for qualified equipment, eliminating the need for a mail-in rebate for that unit.  Simply ask your contractor if the rebate will be applied automatically or if you need to submit a rebate application through the mail. Multiple rebates for the same unit (equipment serial number) will not be accepted.

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

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


Steps to Take Smart Energy Action

Step 1 -

Refer to the rebate application* found at your utility’s website for details on qualifying units and pre-approval requirements.

CNG       SCG     Yankee Gas

Step 2 -

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

Step 3 -

Have your qualifying unit installed.

Step 4 -

Submit your rebate application with required documentation. Rebates are per-unit fixed amounts, paid directly to customers.

 

*Instant Distributor Rebates Now Available: Check if your contractor’s equipment quote already includes the rebate. HVAC equipment distributors can now automatically apply the Energize CT rebate to the price they charge your contractor for qualified equipment, eliminating the need for a mail-in rebate for that unit.  Simply ask your contractor if the rebate will be applied automatically or if you need to submit a rebate application through the mail. Multiple rebates for the same unit (equipment serial number) will not be accepted.

 

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

Who is Eligible?

Residential customers of CNG, SCG or Yankee Gas can participate.

Eligible Equipment

Rebates* are available for:

  • ENERGY STAR-certified Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater with Electric Ignition. Units must have an EF1 of .82 or greater.
  • ENERGY STAR-certified Natural Gas Standalone Storage Water Heater. Units must have an EF1 of .67 or greater.
  • ENERGY STAR-certified Natural Gas Condensing storage water heater. Units must have a Thermal Efficiency of 0.95 or greater.

Funding for this rebate 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 at major home improvement stores and through local plumbing supply stores.

EF - Energy Factor.

*Instant Distributor Rebates Now Available: Check if your contractor’s equipment quote already includes the rebate. HVAC equipment distributors can now automatically apply the Energize CT rebate to the price they charge your contractor for qualified equipment, eliminating the need for a mail-in rebate for that unit.  Simply ask your contractor if the rebate will be applied automatically or if you need to submit a rebate application through the mail. Multiple rebates 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 utility’s website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. Please click here for information on how to contact your municipal utility.

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 rebate 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 incentive 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 CL&P, UI, CNG, SCG and Yankee Gas customers are eligible for rebates, but only licensed contractors may purchase equipment with the rebate applied at the distributor. 

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

Equipment Type Minimum Efficiency for Incentive Incentive $/Unit*
ENERGY STAR certified Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater Between .82 and .93 EF¹ with Electronic Ignition  $300
ENERGY STAR certified Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater Greater than or equal to .94 EF with Electronic Ignition $500
ENERGY STAR certified Natural Gas Standalone Storage Water Heater Greater than or equal to .67 EF $100
ENERGY STAR certified Natural Gas Standalone Condensing Water Heater Greater than or equal to .95 TE²  $300

1 EF – Energy Factor
2 TE – Thermal Efficiency