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New Hampshire

Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Unitil (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/19/2012
Program Overview:
State: New Hampshire
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Tankless Water Heaters
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Natural Gas Warm Air Furnace: $500 or $800
Natural Gas Boiler: $1,000 or $1,500
Combined Heating and Water Heating Unit: $1,200
Indirect Water Heater (attached to boiler): $400
Condensing Water Heater: $500
On-Demand Tankless Water Heater: $500 or $800
Storage Water Heater: $100
Heat Recovery Ventilator: $500
Boiler Reset Controls: $225
Programmable Thermostat: $25
Maximum Incentive:Home Performance with Energy Star: 50% Utility Rebate up to $4,000
Home Energy Assistance (Low-income residents): $5,000
Equipment Requirements:Natural Gas Warm Air Furnace: AFUE 95% or greater
Natural Gas Boiler: AFUE 90% of greater
Combined Heating and Water Heating Unit: 90% or greater
Condensing Water Heater: 95% Thermal Efficiency or greater
On-Demand Tankless Water Heater: .82 Energy Factor or greater, with Electronic Ignition
Storage Water Heater: .67 Energy Factor, Energy Star qualified
Expiration Date:1/31/2013
Web Site:

Unitil offers its New Hampshire residential customers a number of programs to encourage more energy efficient homes. The Home Performance with Energy Star Program is available to customers with higher than average energy bills.  The program includes a home energy audit which identifies potential areas for energy efficiency improvement.  Qualifying improvements can result in a 50 percent utility rebate for the customer, up to $4,000.  Common energy savings improvements utilized by the program include:
  • Attic and building insulation
  • Hot Water Pipe and Tank Insulation
  • Air sealing and weather stripping materials
  • Water saving devices
  • Energy Star CFLs and light fixtures
  • Installing Renewable Energy Systems

In addition to its comprehensive Home Performance program, Unitil offers its customers a variety of individual rebates for HVAC and water heater improvements.   Unitil also offers a special Home Energy Assistance Program for income-qualified households that provides up to $5,000 in energy efficiency and weatherization upgrades.  For specific details and qualifications please visit the website listed above.


  Unitil - EE Information
Unitil Energy Systems
Customer Services
One McGuire Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (800) 852-3339
Web Site:
  Gas Networks
40 Washington Street, Suite 2000
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: (800) 232-0672
Web Site:
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