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||
|Central Air Conditioning||$400-600||
|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||
|Boiler Reset Control||$100|
|Indirect Water Heater||$210||
|Other Services||Rebate Amount||Details|
|Air & Duct Sealing||Up to $600||
|Refrigerator and freezer recycling||$50 per appliance (limit of two per year)||
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)|
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.
|Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)||Measures eating & cooling appliances like:
||Residential Air conditioners:
|Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE)||Measures how much heat is delivered to your home per unit of energy
|Heating and Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF)||Used for:
|Energy Star certification||Verified with independent testing||
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.