Ways to Save - Rebates
If you are looking into some options for replacements for your heating or cooling systems, water heaters, warm air furnaces, gas boilers, geothermal heating systems, ductless split heat pumps, insulation costs, window replacements, or new appliances such as clothes washers, refrigerators, freezers, or dehumidifiers, I’m sure you were unaware there are many rebates for these things that you can get money back for these new items for your home!
Let’s talk about the state rebates first for instant rebates that can help in your decision in replacing older appliances! In order to qualify for these rebates you first have to schedule a Home Energy Audit that can be completed by our company. Once you have done the Audit you can buy the appliance within 120 days of the completion of your audit and by doing this you can receive a rebate for these special appliances that will also help to save you money! The technician must deem the appliance to qualify for replacement. The total incentive rebate cannot be more than 50% of the total cost of the replacement. However, when in need of a new appliance, 50% is a great payback for a new appliance!
When in need of a new clothes washer, the rebates are pretty substantial. You can qualify for this rebate once per residence. When buying a clothes washer you can receive $50 rebate per residence. If the washer you buy is listed on the website TopTenUSA.org/ct as eligible for an additional $50 rebate incentive! That’s a total of $100 given to you by the state for buying a new washer!
When in need of a new refrigerator you can also apply for a $50 rebate per residence. When applying for this rebate, it is stated that the only refrigerators that are eligible are primary-use refrigerators which need to be 15-cubic ft. or greater. Compact or portable refrigerators are not eligible for rebate. If you look at the website TopTenUSA.org/CT and your new refrigerator happens to be on this list you can qualify for another $50 rebate for the refrigerator. That’s $100 back when buying a new Fridge!
If you are an avid hunter and need a new freezer to store your meat, and are looking for some kickbacks for buying a new energy efficient freezer from the State of CT, then we have some rebates for you as well! Whether you are a hunter or just like to buy in bulk and put your extra food in your stand alone freezer we have some great rebates you can take advantage of! If you were looking to buy a new stand alone freezer, you are eligible for $25 for the first rebate and another $25 if the freezer is on the list for TopTenUSA.org/ct.
In some instances a dehumidifier is a great investment for someone who needs to get rid of that humidity in your basement or perhaps in your attic to keep it cool during the humid summers. I know some dehumidifiers can be costly to run as well as buy in this economic climate, however, buying a cheap dehumidifier could be a good waste of money! Why don’t you see if there are any rebates for the State of CT in order to get some money back for your new dehumidifier? Well there is a rebate for those dehumidifiers! You can receive a $25 dehumidifier rebate. You can only receive one rebate per residence.
I know personally how much a quote for insulation can cost. This rebate is eligible for UI and CL&P customers who heat their homes with electric, natural gas, oil or propane and install insulation within 120 days after their Home Energy Audit. The insulation rebate applies to above grade walls or ceilings that are part of the home’s conditioned space/envelope. Basement ceilings, below grade walls, or insulation installed interior walls do NOT qualify for the HES insulation rebate. The type of insulation that does qualify for the rebates are fiberglass batts, blown-fiberglass, cellulose, dense pack cellulose, spray foam, or rigid foam products.
So how much of a rebate will I receive for my insulation?
Good question! If you were to have a contractor install your insulation you will receive $1.00 per square foot. If you wanted to install for the insulation yourself than you will receive $.20 per square foot.
This rebate is eligible for UI and CL&P customers who heat their homes with electric, natural gas, oil or propane and install insulation within 120 days after their Home Energy Audit. Windows must be ENERGY STAR ® replacement windows that meet an ENERGY STAR U-factor of less than 0.30. U-factor is measured in British thermal units over hours times square-feet times degrees Fahrenheit, if you didn’t know. The windows that are being replaced must not have storm windows in them, they must be single pane windows and can only be windows that are part of the primary building space or envelope only – BASEMENT or ATTIC windows (in unheated/unconditioned areas) DO NOT qualify for the rebate. The ENERGY STAR ® Replacement Window Rebate is $50 per window and cannot exceed 50% of total cost of replacement windows. Funding for this program is limited to while funds last, so if you need your windows done! Call us before they run out of fund money!
Ductless Split Heat Pump
This rebate is eligible for UI and CL&P customers buy your ductless split heat pump within 120 days after their Home Energy Audit. This rebate ends December 31, 2013, so if you were interested in such a product and you want rebates for them, you should hurry up and call us so as to be eligible for this rebate! This rebate is a big one because it’s worth up to $1,000 incentive when displacing existing electric heat. Total incentive cannot be more than 50% of the total installation cost of the qualifying ductless split heat pump system. Equipment must be installed by a licensed contractor in the service territory of the participating electric utility who has met the following TWO requirements: Contractor must be certified by the manufacturer for the product being installed AND Contractor must have attended the Energy Efficiency Fund training seminar as found in the utilities online directory of approved installers. Which Ductless Split Heat pump will qualify me for the rebate? ENERGY STAR ® Ductless Heating & Cooling systems with MATCHED ASSEMBLIES in which both the condenser unit and the evaporator coil are installed simultaneously. A matched assembly is a model combination that is listed in the AHRI Directory Certified Equipment. A matched assembly shall also include the air handler, furnace or other component that is used to determine the rating. You can find a list of qualifying units on www.ceedirectory.org.
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You may qualify for a tax credit or rebate for certain types of energy efficiency improvements and products. For more information, contact us at or visit www.ctsavesenergy.org.