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National Grid (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Metro New York)   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/06/2012
Program Overview:
State: New York
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Programmable Thermostats, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Multifamily: Free CFLs, evaluation, refrigerator replacement, and hot water insulation
Comprehensive Home Assessment and 2 Hours Air Sealing: $550 discount
Boilers: $400-$1000
Boiler Reset Controls: $100
Indirect Water Heater (attached to boiler): $240 - $300
Furnaces: $160-$600
Sealing and Insulating Heating Ducts: $600
7 Day Programmable Thermostats: $25
Maximum Incentive:Programmable Thermostats: two/household (self installed)
ENERGY STAR Replacement Windows: 50 windows/household
Insulation: $3000
7 Day Programmable Thermostats: 2 units
Windows: $500
Equipment Requirements:Forced Hot Water Boilers: must have a minimum of 85% AFUE
Steam Boilers: must have electronic ignition and 82%+ AFUE
Furnaces: must be forced hot air furnaces with a minimum of 90% AFUE
Water Heater: must be an indirect water heater attached to a natural gas ENERGY STAR forced hot water boiler.
Installation Requirements:Customers must obtain a reservation number before submitting rebate applications.
Sealing and Insulating Heating Ducts: improvement must be made when a BPI accredited contractor installs a 90%+ AFUE forced hot air furnace
Heating equipment must be installed by a licensed contractor.
Boiler Reset Controls: must be attached to an existing forced hot water boiler
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National Grid’s High Efficiency Heating Rebates are offered to residential gas heating customers in the New York City metro area and Long Island. Rebates vary depending on equipment type and where customers live. All equipment must meet efficiency standards provided on the website. Applications are to be completed and sent in after equipment installation. Eligible equipment includes high efficiency heating equipment (boilers and furnaces), indirect water heaters, 7-day programmable thermostats, home air sealing measures, heating duct insulation and air sealing. The application form is available on the program's website.

National Grid also offers Income-eligible households the opportunity to qualify for grants, free comprehensive home assessments, and low-interest financing. Applications for these rebates can be found on the program web site.

  National Grid Energy Efficiency
Phone: (800) 843-3636
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