Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency
Last DSIRE Review: 01/23/2013
||Utility Rebate Program
|Eligible Efficiency Technologies:
||Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Programmable Thermostats, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Tankless Water Heaters
Furnace: $200 - $300
Boiler: $200 - $300
Combination Water/Space Heater: $450
Tank Water Heater: $50 - $125
Tankless Water Heater: $200
Programmable Thermostat: $25
Energize Liberty Utilities Homes
Home Audit: 100% of cost
Home Energy Saving Kit: 100%
Tier 1 Upgrades: 35% of eligible project costs
Tier 1 Upgrades: 50% of eligible project costs
|Maximum Incentive:||Energize Liberty Utilities HomesAudit: $500|
Energize Liberty Utilities Homes (Tier 1 Building Shell Upgrades): $2,000
Energize Liberty Utilities Homes (Tier 2 Building Shell/Equipment Upgrades): $5,000
|Eligible System Size:||Furnace: BTU 30,000 or higher|
Boiler: BTU 30,000 or higher
Combination Water/Space Heater: 40 Gallon or higher; or BTU 30,000 or higher
Tank Water Heater: 40 Gallon or higher
|Equipment Requirements:||Furnace: AFUE 92% or greater|
Boiler: AFUE 85% or greater
Combination Water/Space Heater: .62 EF (40 Gallon input or larger); or 85% AFUE (BTU 30,000 or higher
Tank Water Heater: .62 EF or greater
Tankless Water Heater: .82 EF or greater
Liberty Utilities provides a number of general rebate offerings to customers under the company's Residential Firm Service Rate or the Small Firm General Service Rate. Through this program, rebates are available for eligible equipment purchases such as boilers, furnaces, storage water heaters, tankless water heaters and programmable thermostats. Additionally, owner-occupied residential homes are eligible for the Energize Liberty Utilities Homes program. This program offers a comprehensive approach to making energy saving upgrades in existing residences. A home energy audit is required prior to gaining eligibility for this program. Up to $5,000 in rebates are available for measures such as natural gas saving equipment and envelope improvements. Low-income weatherization programs are also available though Liberty Utilities. See the program web site for additional details.
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