Residential Natural Gas Equipment Rebate Program:
Trade Ally Information
The information here is for trade allies – plumbing and heating contractors – regarding the NYSEG and RG&E residential natural gas equipment rebate program.
The purpose of these rebates is to encourage customers to purchase and install higher efficiency equipment, thereby reducing overall energy consumption and encouraging wise energy use. Residential customers can click here for program information.
Residential Natural Gas Equipment Rebate Program
NYSEG and RG&E are offering residential natural gas customers rebates to install qualifying natural gas heating and related control equipment. This program is also available to eligible customers who build a new home and install eligible equipment.
For a limited time, NYSEG and RG&E have increased rebate amounts for qualifying equipment installed on or after August 8, 2013. The increased rebate amounts will be honored for those customers who enter their rebate reservation on or before March 31, 2014; however, installations must be completed and rebate applications postmarked before the rebate expiration date to qualify for the increased rebate amounts.
March 31, 2014 is the last day to enter rebate reservations for the increased rebate amounts.
Online Rebate Reservation System. The online rebate reservation system has been implemented to ensure program funds are not overextended. All rebate requests must be reserved in the rebate reservation system to be valid. Rebate reservations can only be made at nyseg.com or rge.com, and rebate applications will only be available through the rebate reservation system. No versions of rebate applications other than the online, reserved copy will be accepted.
Automatic Program Closure When Funds Are Exhausted. The rebate program will automatically close once all incentive funds for the program have been accounted for by rebate reservations. Once funds are exhausted, a program closure announcement will be displayed on the natural gas rebate program informational pages at nyseg.com and rge.com.
To be eligible for rebates, furnaces and boilers must be Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) or Energy STAR® approved. To determine if your equipment qualifies, view the AHRI and Energy STAR® Web sites.
- Heat Loss Load Calculation: Since properly sized heating equipment operates more efficiently and results in greater occupant comfort, you are strongly encouraged to perform a proper building heat loss calculation and to size the new heating equipment accordingly.
Natural gas furnaces must meet the following criteria to qualify for the incremental “Furnace with ECM” rebate:
- Meets AFUE rating and
- Is certified in the AHRI directory and includes a footnote indicating “ECM MOTOR 'e' Electrically Efficient Furnace” or
- Manufacturer’s spec sheet specifically states that the furnace includes an ECM. Including this spec sheet with rebate applications should facilitate rebate processing.
In the event that applications are processed and incremental ECM rebates amounts are denied, the customer may appeal the rebate administrator’s determination by providing a copy of the manufacturer’s spec sheet that demonstrates existence of an ECM built into the furnace in question. Final determination is the responsibility of the rebate administrator.