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Central Hudson Gas & Electric Residential Rebates

Based on New York state incentives for residents to switch to improve energy efficiency, Central Hudson Gas & Electric residential customers can earn rebates of up to $600 for switching to energy efficient technology. New equipment must be installed by Central Hudson "trade allies," or approved contractors.

Rebate Amounts & Conditions

The higher the efficency rating on your appliance or system, the better it is for the environment and the less energy it consumes. More efficient systems cost less to power. Central Hudson gives larger rebates when you install equipment or systems with higher efficiency scores.

The following are examples of electricity & gas rebates available with Central Hudson:

Electrical Appliances Rebate Amount Details
Air-source Heat Pumps $400-600
  • Minimum Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER): 15
  • Minimum Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER): 12
  • Minimum Heating and Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF): 8.5
Central Air Conditioning $400-600
  • Minimum SEER rating: 15
  • Minimum EER: 12.5
  • Higher efficency = higher rebate
Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) Furnace Fans $200  
Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters $400  
Programmable Thermostats $25 Energy Star rating required
Natural Gas Appliances Rebate Amount Details
Natural Gas Furnace $200 - $600 Minimum Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of 90%
Natural Gas Water or Steam Boiler $500 - $1,000
  • Minimum AFUE of 85% (water)
  • Minimum AFUE of 82% (steam)
Boiler Reset Control $100  
Indirect Water Heater $210
  • Installed with a new natural gas boiler
  • Avoids the need for a separate water heater
Programmable Thermostat $25
  • Must be Energy Star approved
  • Must be installed by contractor at the same time as a new furnace or boiler
Other Services Rebate Amount Details
Air & Duct Sealing Up to $600
  • Must be installed by a BPI-accredited trade ally of Central Hudson
  • Must heat home with electricity or natural gas
Refrigerator and freezer recycling $50 per appliance (limit of two per year)
  • Free appliance pick up
  • Must be between 10-30 cubic feet
  • Must be plugged and and demonstrated to be cooling and empty at pick up
  • Must be picked up from customer's home
  • 4 weeks after pick up to receive rebate check
  • Adult must be present to sign off on recycled appliances
  • Recycled by partner organization Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA)
  • Program ends when funds are gone

Rebate amounts are effective until December 31, 2015.

Approved Contractors: Trade Allies

Your new equipment must be installed by a Trade Ally, or approved contractor, in order to be eligible for rebates from Central Hudson. Contractors must be approved in order to be sure that they meet energy efficiency standards. You can find a list of Trade Allies on Central Hudson's website.

Trade Allies receive the following classifications:

  • Gold and silver ranks for high quality service and customer satisfaction
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) accrediation for quality service

Some services must be performed by contractors with BPI approval in order to qualify for rebates from Central Hudson.

How to Get Your Rebate

In order to be rebated for your new energy efficient appliance, you will need to do the following steps:

  • Choose a trade ally to install your energy-efficient equipment.
  • Download a rebate form on Central Hudson's site or get it from your trade ally.
  • After installation, completely fill out the first page of the form. Have your Trade Ally fill out the entire second page of the form.
  • Mail in rebate materials to address listed on form.
  • You will receive your rebate check in 4 weeks or less.


Service Phone Number Opening Hours
Residential Rebates and Home Sealing 1-800-515-5353 9 AM - 6 PM (Monday through Friday)
Appliance pick up 1-866-706-3995 8 AM - 11 PM (Monday through Friday)

Efficiency Ratings

In order to receive your appliance or home installation rebate from Central Hudson, your appliance meet certain efficiency standards.

Determined by the US government Department of Energy (DOE), these ratings are based on the ratio of energy consumed to the amount of energy output. A higher rating means an appliance is more efficient, or less energy is wasted.

Ratio Details Government standards
Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) Measures eating & cooling appliances like:
  • Air conditioners
  • Refrigerators
  • Air source heat pumps
SEER is adjusted for normal seasonal changes and reflects actual usage patterns more accurately than EER.
Residential Air conditioners:
  • Minimum 13 SEER
  • Energy star approval: Minimum 14.5 SEER
  • EER greater than 11.6 recommended
Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) Measures how much heat is delivered to your home per unit of energy
  • For example: With a rating of 95%, 5% of energy is lost
  • Electric furnaces: 75% minimum
  • Non-weatherized gas furnaces: 80% minimum
Heating and Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) Used for:
  • Heat pumps
  • Manufactured after 2005: 7.7 minimum
  • 10 is most efficient
Energy Star certification Verified with independent testing
  • Label given to qualifying appliances and homes
  • Program with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Consumers can save 42% by switching from an air conditioner with a 8.0 SEER to one with a 14.0 SEER rating.

Other Ways to Save

By choosing an alternative Energy Supply Company (ESCO), you can save on supply charges. Central Hudson will still take care of your delivery charges, or all costs related to getting energy to your home and maintaining infrastructure. Alternative ESCOs must compete with each other and Central Hudson to provide a competitive supply price, or all charges related to customer service and the actual energy you consume.

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