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Heating equipment is typically the largest energy user in the home. If a natural gas furnace or boiler is more than 20 years old, it is probably running very inefficiently compared to today's models. One way to help offset the rising cost of energy and significantly reduce heating costs is to replace an old furnace or boiler with new high-efficiency heating equipment. In fact, a new furnace or boiler can save up to 30% of your heating energy use.
Hundreds of dollars in rebates are available for heating equipment that meets or exceeds the following Annual Fuel Usage Efficiency (AFUE) ratings and other efficiency ratings:
||Warm Air Furnaces ≥95% AFUE rating equipped with Electronic Commutated Motor (ECM) or equivalent advanced furnace fan system
||Warm Air Furnaces ≥97% AFUE rating equipped with Electronic Commutated Motor (ECM) or equivalent advanced furnace fan system
||Forced Hot Water Boilers ≥90% AFUE rating
||Forced Hot Water Boilers ≥95% AFUE rating
||Integrated Water heater/Condensing Boiler with a boiler rating of ≥90% AFUE (Must be considered one unit by manufacturer)
||7-Day Programmable Thermostat
| $100 Rebate
|| Wi-Fi Thermostat
||After-market Outdoor Boiler Reset Controls
||Heat Recovery Ventilator
Water Heating Equipment
||Indirect Water Heater Attached to a Natural Gas Boiler
||On-Demand, Tankless Water Heater with an Energy Factor of 0.82 or greater
||On-Demand, Tankless Water Heater with an Energy Factor of 0.94 or greater
||Condensing Gas Water Heater with a 95% Thermal Efficiency or greater (75 to 3000 MBH)
||ENERGY STAR-labeled Storage Water Heater with an Energy Factor of 0.67 or greater
For questions about eligible equipment, contact your professional heating contractor or call the GasNetworks Rebate Administrator at (800) 232-0672.
For your convenience, click here to view and download a rebate form.
Rebates restricted to residential customers of participating GasNetworks utilities.
For ECM eligible equipment click here. The unit must meet the air handler specifications indicated with a yes in the Air handling column of CEE qualified furnaces.
How does AFUE recalculations for modulating condensing hot water boilers affect GasNetworks 2013 rebates?
- If the modulating condensing boiler is installed before March 1, 2013; GasNetworks will verify rebate eligibility according to the Pre-AHRI/November 20th Residential Boiler Directory. CLICK HERE to access the Pre-AHRI/November 20th Residential Boiler Directory.
- If the unit is installed on or after March 1, 2013, GasNetworks will verify rebate eligibility according the live AHRI Residential Boiler Directory located at http://www.ahridirectory.org/ahridirectory/pages/home.aspx
- Many manufacturers are working to retest their models following the revised AHRI test protocol. Updated AFUE ratings will be posted to the AHRI directory as they are made available.
On November 19, 2012, the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) released the following notification regarding errors in the AFUE calculations of residential modulating condensing boilers. These AFUE errors affect modulating condensing boilers and does not affect non-modulating condensing boilers. AHRI is the certifying entity of the boiler industry’s efficiency ratings program and certifies all AHRI participating manufacturers’ products to the United States Department of Energy (USDoE) regulations which are based upon the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Condition Engineers (ASHRAE) test protocols.
CLICK HERE to access the AHRI Press Release: