The Home Energy SavingsCentral Program offers customers rebates of between $25 and $600 on energy efficient equipment and measures. This is for residential electric customers who upgrade their heating, cooling or ventilation systems with specific types of energy efficient equipment.
The electric Home Energy SavingsCentral rebates begin on May 18. These rebates include eligible efficient central air conditioners, central air-source heat pumps, electric heat pump water heaters, furnace blower fans, ENERGY STAR7 programmable thermostats and duct and air sealing (with blower door and duct blaster testing).
Starting July 1, rebates for the following types of natural gas equipment will be eligible to our natural gas customers: Natural gas furnaces, natural gas boilers, boiler reset controls, steam boilers, indirect water heaters, programmable thermostats, and duct and air sealing.
This energy efficiency program will become operational on May 18. Central Hudson will use newspaper, Internet, radio, television, bill inserts, and community fairs to spread the word about the energy efficiency programs in the coming weeks and months. An external call center has been arranged for SavingsCentral; customers may reach it by dialing (800) 515-5353.
Central Hudson’s Trade Allies (local heating, plumbing and HVAC contractors) will play an important role in reaching out to customers interested in making energy efficiency upgrades. Trade Allies can participate in this program as installers or auditors by signing a participation agreement. Contractors certified by the Building Performance Institute (link to local BPI certification page) (BPI) will be eligible for extra incentives under the Home Energy SavingsCentral program.
The energy efficiency programs offered to customers now are two of several approved by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) over the past two years. With direction from the PSC, Central Hudson is collaborating with several other New York utilities and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to save energy statewide. If more programs are approved for Central Hudson’s customers, they will be detailed at www.SavingsCentral.com.