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

Warm Up to High-Efficiency Heating and Save With Instant Discounts of Up to $750
Install a qualifying natural gas, oil or propane furnace, natural gas boiler or boiler circulator pump to reduce your home’s heating costs and save even more with instant discounts.

Achieve Efficiencies as High as 97 Percent

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 $100 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.

How to Get an Instant Discount

Saving is easy with an instant discount from Participating DistributorsStep 1

Contact your heating and cooling contractor to find out if a high-efficiency warm air 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 (furnaces only)

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 sectionbelow 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.

Who Is Eligible

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 TypeMinimum Efficiency for Instant DiscountInstant Discount
 $/Unit**
Natural Gas Warm Air Furnace1ENERGY STAR®3 certified 95% AFUE or greater and AHRI Rated*$600
Oil Warm Air FurnaceENERGY STAR certified 85% AFUE or greater and AHRI Rated$200
Propane Warm Air FurnaceENERGY STAR certified 95% AFUE or greater and AHRI Rated$200
Natural Gas Boiler (Eversource and CNG only)ENERGY STAR certified 90% AFUE with Temperature Reset or Purge Control$750
Boiler Circulator PumpBoiler circulator pump with Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) installed on any fuel boiler$100

1 Eligible natural gas furnace installations in SCG territory are eligible for a $210 instant discount, and those outside of Eversource and UI territory are eligible for a $390 instant discount.
2
AFUE –- Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency
3
ENERGY STAR certified equipment lists can be found online by visiting www.ENERGYSTAR.gov/products 

*  Furnaces only.
** Both measures with applicable eligible efficiency levels must be made to qualify for the instant discount.

 

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.

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Did you know you might be able to take advantage of federal income tax incentives for energy-efficient and renewable energy home improvements? Congress first passed the incentives in 2005 as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and has amended them several times since then.

Current incentives expire December 31, 2016. The incentives fall into two categories. Be sure to review both to maximize your incentive.

  • Renewable energy sources like geothermal, solar, wind and others are covered under Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit (Part I). You may be able to take a credit of 30% of your qualified costs.
  • Energy efficiency improvements like insulation, windows, HVAC and more are covered under Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit (Part II). Credits for 10% of cost, up to $500 or a specific amount from $50-$300 may be available.

Helpful links:

ENERGY STAR® – See which products qualify, and for what incentive amount

IRS Tax Forms:

You should contact a tax professional with questions specific to your situation.

For Contractors

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 TypeMinimum Efficiency for Instant DiscountInstant Discount
 $/Unit**
ENERGY STAR Natural Gas Warm Air Furnace1AHRI2 Rated CEE Tier II Criteria of 95% AFUE3 and furnace fan efficiency “e”4 less than or equal to 2%*$600
ENERGY STAR Oil Warm Air FurnaceAHRI Rated 86% AFUE and furnace fan efficiency “e”4 less than or equal to 2%*$200
ENERGY STAR Propane Warm Air FurnaceAHRI Rated Furnace Criteria of 95% AFUE and furnace fan efficiency “e”4 less than or equal to 2%*$200
ENERGY STAR Natural Gas Boiler (Eversource and CNG only)ENERGY STAR® qualified, AHRI Rated 90% AFUE with Temperature Reset or Purge Control$750
ENERGY STAR certified Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater (Eversource and CNG only)Greater than or equal to .94 EF with Electronic Ignition$300
ENERGY STAR certified Natural Gas Standalone Condensing Water Heater (Eversource and CNG only)Greater than or equal to .95 TE6 $300
ECM Boiler Circulator PumpEligible equipment defined by PAs  $100

1 Eligible natural gas furnace installations in SCG territory are eligible for a $210 instant discount, and those outside of Eversource and UI territory are eligible for a $390 instant discount.
2 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 www.ahrinet.org and www.cee1.org.
3 AFUE – Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency
4 “e” furnace fan efficiency can be found directly at www.cee1.org or at www.ahridirectory.org
5 EF - Energy Factor
6 TE - Thermal Efficiency

* Furnaces only. Due to overwhelming SCG customer demand, the 2016 budget for boilers in this program is fully expended. No further instant discounts will be honored this year. 

**Both measures with applicable eligible efficiency levels must be made to qualify for the instant discount.

 

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