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Reading Municipal Light Department - Residential Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/05/2012
Program Overview:
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Ceiling Fan, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Heat Pump Water Heaters
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Electric Heat Pump Water Heater: $250
Air Source Heat Pump: $100
Central AC: $100
Refrigerator: $50
Washing Machine: $50
Dishwasher: $50
Room A/C: $25
Dehumidifier: $25
Programmable Thermostat:$15 (limit 2)
Ceiling Fan: $10
Maximum Incentive:One rebate per Energy Star appliance or two rebates on the purchase of programmable thermostats
Equipment Requirements:Equipment must be Energy Star qualified
Electric Heat Pump Water Heater: EF 2.0
Air Source Heat Pump: 14 SEER, 11 EER
Central AC: 14 SEER, 11 EER
Room AC: EER 10
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Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) offers rebates to residential customers who install Energy Star appliances in eligible homes. The offer is limited to one rebate per appliance or a maximum of two rebates for programmable thermostats. Rebates are subject to change and the availability of funding. For HVAC and water heating equipment, certain efficiency standards must be met to qualify for rebates.  More information and the rebate application form may be found on the program web site.



  Reading Municipal Light Department
Customer Service
PO Box 150
Reading, MA 01867
Phone: (781) 944-1340
Phone 2: (781) 942-6598
Fax: (781) 944-0614
Web Site:
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