Qualifying Equipment List

Energy Efficiency program activities are in the process of being resumed after temporary suspensions due to COVID-19. Prior to resuming program activities, our program implementers and trade allies are required to review and adhere to all New York State Safe Return to Work guidelines.

Please note: Rebate check processing may take longer than the standard 4 to 6 weeks.

For questions regarding this program, please call our energy efficiency hotline at 800.995.9525.

We appreciate your patience as we safely resume program activity.

 High Efficiency Natural Gas Equipment


Natural Gas Furnace AFUE ≥ 94 with ECM $500
Natural Gas Furnace Tune-Up1   $25
Natural Gas Boiler Tune-Up1   $25
Natural Gas Water Boiler AFUE ≥ 90 $600

ENERGY STAR Storage  Natural Gas Water ≥ 40 Gallons


ENERGY STAR Tankless Natural Gas Water Heater


Indirect Natural Gas Water Heater 2 $200
ENERGY STAR Natural Gas Clothes Dryer   $50

 High Efficiency Natural Gas or Electric Equipment


Wi-Fi Thermostat3   $75

Electric Heat Pumps

Download or print the NYS Clean Heat Statewide Heat Pump Program Incentives list and heat pump rebate application. Visit the NYSERDA Heat Pump website for more information about heat pumps. 

AFUE = Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency | ECM = Electronically Controlled Fan Motor

*Increased rebate amounts effective April 1, 2020. Equipment must be installed by December 31, 2020, and rebate application must be postmarked by January 14, 2021, to qualify for higher rebate amounts.

1 Existing natural gas furnaces and boilers only. Limited to one rebate every five years.

Installed by a contractor at time of qualifying natural gas furnace or boiler installation.

Contractor-installed or self-installed, must control a natural gas heating and/or air conditioning system. Qualifying Wi-Fi thermostats include thermostats connected through Wi-Fi, cellular frequency or alarm systems. You must be an RG&E natural gas or electricity customer to be eligible for Wi-Fi thermostat rebate.

To be eligible for rebates, natural gas furnaces, boilers and indirect water boilers must be Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) or ENERGY STAR approved. Clothes dryers, and storage and tankless water heaters must be ENERGY STAR approved.

All eligible equipment (except Wi-Fi  thermostats) must be installed by a licensed contractor or a contractor who has provided you with either a Federal ID (tax) number or a Certificate of Insurance.

Print our qualifying equipment list.

To apply for a rebate, please complete our rebate application. You can also call our energy efficiency hotline at 800.995.9525, and ask for a rebate form to be mailed to you. Rebates are processed in the order in which they are received and can take up to 4 to 6 weeks for processing. Please read the Terms and Conditions found on page 2 of the rebate application.


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