Energy Efficiency Program - Residential
Federal Tax Credits now available for energy efficiency improvements
Rebates now available as part of the new Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas Residential Energy Efficiency Program
Frequently asked questions
Q. I know funds are limited. How can I be sure I will receive a rebate for my heating system replacement?
A. Call Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas first to determine if funds are still available. If so, the rebate dollars can be reserved on your behalf for a reasonable amount of time so your contractor can complete the installation. Submit your application as soon as possible after the installation is complete.
Q. How soon will I receive the refund, and in what manner?
A. If the application is properly completed, and the contractor invoice substantiates the make and model of your equipment selection and the date installed, approval is usually received within a few business days after receipt of your application. You may choose to receive your rebate as a credit on your gas account or receive a check.
Q. I installed a high efficiency on-demand water heater. Do I qualify for a rebate?
A. On-demand water heaters are not included in this program. If you have installed a qualifying boiler and an indirect water heater, there is a rebate available for the indirect water heater.
Q. I did not receive a rebate for my programmable thermostat, why?
The usual reason is because your contractor did not specify on your invoice that a programmable thermostat was installed. All claims for rebates must be substantiated by the installer who must specify the make and model of the qualifying equipment.
Q. I did not hire an HVAC contractor to install my furnace (boiler). Can I still qualify for a rebate?
A. The Program requirements do not specify that an HVAC dealer must perform the work. There are no certification requirements or licensing requirements to install heating equipment in our service area. You may apply for the rebate by completing the application, and provide the installers name and phone number where appropriate. If you did the work yourself, write "Self Installed". You must submit copies of the invoices for the purchase of your equipment, and they must specify the make and model.
Q. Will anyone be contacting me about my application?
A. Part of the Energy Efficiency Portfolio includes a process evaluation survey and a quality assurance survey. An outside agency may call you to answer a few questions about your experience with the program, or arrange to inspect your new heating appliance.
Qualifying Residential Natural Gas Appliances\Equipment
|Qualifying Equipment||Required Minimum Efficiency||Rebate|
|Hot Air Furnace||≥ 90% AFUE||$140|
|Hot Air Furnace w\ ECM*||≥ 92% AFUE||$280|
|Hot Air Furnace w\ ECM*||≥ 94% AFUE||$420|
|Hot Air Furnace w\ ECM*||≥ 95% AFUE||$420|
|Hot Water Boiler||≥ 85% AFUE||$350|
|Hot Water Boiler||≥ 90% AFUE||$700|
|Steam Boiler||≥ 82% AFUE||$350|
|Boiler Reset Control||N/A||$70|
|Indirect Water Heater||N/A||$210|
|Programmable Thermostats||Energy Star Rated||$18|
|Duct Air Sealing||N/A||$420|
*Electronically Controlled Motor
Subject to availability of funds, rebates are available toward the purchase and installation of high efficiency gas heating equipment (furnaces or boilers) in one to four-family houses. Customers receiving rebates/ financial inducements from NYSERDA for the same equipment are not eligible for a duplicate rebate under this program.
Qualifying equipment must be installed between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012, and the application must be received by January 15, 2013. Funds are limited and customers are encouraged to call and reserve the incentive rebate pending installation of the equipment. The application process is simple. Provide a copy of your invoice showing the make, model and serial number of all qualifying equipment and date of installation, proof of the efficiency rating of the appliance, and this completed form and submit to Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas, PO Box 270, Massena, NY 13662.
Energy Efficiency Program Contacts:
Mr. Philip A. St. Amand
Advisor Customer Service