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Rebates available for qualifying appliances, heating & cooling systems and weatherization projects!

Please review all eligibility criteria for rebates thoroughly before applying. Online applications are available below. If you need a paper application or have questions about the application process, please contact customer service at (413) 536-9300 or email efficiency@hged.com. Customers have the option to have the payment sent as a check from HG&E or as an on-bill credit. If a check is requested, payment is typically send approx. 2-3 weeks after the application has been approved. 

Additional incentives available through HG&E are also listed below, such as the Residential Energy Conservation Program, which provides financial assistance at 0% interest for qualifying energy efficiency projects. Please review the eligibility criteria for the various additional incentives thoroughly as the requirements differ for each program type. 

Click Here to View the General Requirements for All Rebates

General Requirements for all Rebates:
  • Qualified equipment and services must be purchased within the given program year and applications must be submitted by May 31st of the following year. (Note: Customers will have until May 31, 2021 to submit applications for rebates for eligible appliances purchased or installations completed in 2020 and will be subject to the 2020 rebate levels.)
  • Only customers and/or landlords residing in 1-4 unit residences are eligible.
  • Only new equipment is eligible for rebate. Leased equipment/appliances and equipment/appliances included in the purchase of a residence are not eligible to receive rebates.
  • Payment will only be issued to the person listed on the HG&E account for the application being submitted.
  • Address listed on invoice must match HG&E customer account, if applicable
  • The building where the equipment is being installed or where services are being performed must be a residential building with an active HG&E account. (Landlords are eligible as long as work is performed within a residential building).
  • Equipment must be installed, or weatherization services must be performed at the address associated with the residential account.
  • HG&E reserves the right to modify or end these rebates at any time.
  • Additional eligibility criteria apply based on specific rebate type. Please see below for details.

Questions? Email efficiency@hged.com or contact us at (413) 536-9300.

 

APPLIANCE REBATES: 

Note: One rebate per appliance type every three years. Customer must have an active electric account with HG&E. Customer must submit a receipt with application which lists the model number, manufacturer, purchase date, purchase price, and store name. Please visit the Energy Star product finder  or CEE website (links provided below) to confirm that your new appliance meets the Energy Star or CEE requirements listed below: 

Item

2021 Rebate Amount and Additional Eligibility Requirements

Additional Incentives

Application Link

Dishwasher

Energy Star or CEE Tier 1 or Higher - $25

Additional Resources:
CEE Dishwasher Tiers

N/A

Click Here to Apply

Room Air Conditioner 

Energy Star - $25

 N/A

Click Here to Apply

Dehumidifier

Energy Star - $30

 N/A

Click Here to Apply

Air Purifier

Energy Star - $40

 N/A

Click Here to Apply

Clothes Washer

Energy Star or CEE Tier 1 or Higher: $50
Additional Requirement: Domestic hot water heating fuel type and dryer fuel type required to be provided with application

Additional Resources:
 CEE Clothes Washer Tiers
  • Energy Star Product Finder

 N/A

Click Here to Apply

Refrigerator 


• Energy Star/CEE Tier 1 or 2: $50
• ES Most Efficient/CEE Advanced Tier: $75

Additional Resources:
   • CEE Clothes Washer Tiers
   • Energy Star Product Finder

 N/A

Click Here to Apply 

Clothes Dryer (Electric)

Energy Star Electric Clothes Dryer (New or Replacing Electric Clothes Dryer): $50 

Energy Star Electric Clothes Dryer (Replacing Natural Gas Clothes Dryer): $250*
*Additional Requirements:
• New clothes dryer must be Energy Star electric clothes dryer with a drum capacity of 7 cubic feet or greater
• Customer must provide sufficient evidence that previous clothes dryer was a natural gas clothes dryer. Please contact HG&E for additional information before applying. 
Additional Resources:
Click here to verify that your new clothes dryer is Energy Star certified, electric, and has a drum capacity that is 7 cubic feet or greater.

Energy Star Electric Heat Pump Clothes Dryer (Replacing Natural Gas Clothes Dryer): $350*
*Additional Requirements:
• New clothes dryer must be Energy Star electric heat pump clothes dryer that is replacing a natural gas clothes dryer.
• Customer must provide sufficient evidence that previous clothes dryer was a natural gas clothes dryer. Please contact HG&E for additional information before applying. 

 N/A

Click Here to Apply

Electric Storage Tank or Solar Hot Water Heater

If Replacing Gas Water Heater with Electric: $150*
If Replacing Oil or Propane Water Heater with Electric: $300*
*Additional Requirements: Post-installation form required to be completed by installer and submitted with application. (Click here for the post installation form)

Residential Energy Conservation Program

Click Here to Apply 

Heat Pump Hot Water Heater

New or Replacing Electric: $300
New unit must be Energy Star electric heat pump water heater. 

If Replacing Gas Water Heater: $600
• New unit must be Energy Star electric heat pump water heater.
• Post-installation form required to be completed by installer and submitted with application. (Click here for the post installation form)

If Replacing Oil or Propane Water Heater: $750
• New unit must be Energy Star electric heat pump water heater.
• Post-installation form required to be completed by installer and submitted with application. (Click here for the post installation form)

Residential Energy Conservation Program

Click Here to Apply 

Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

50% up to $125
Additional Requirements:
• Device must be on list of eligible models for Connected Homes Program and also be enrolled in Connected Homes Program.
• Must have Wi-Fi connection enabled
• Must use HG&E for electric heating and/or cooling. (Heating will require electric resistance or heat pumps. Cooling will require Central AC or heat pumps).

Residential Energy Conservation Program

Click Here to Apply 

7-Day Programmable Thermostat

50% up to $50

Residential Energy Conservation Program

 Click Here to Apply

 

REBATES FOR HEATING & COOLING SYSTEMS:

Note: Customer must have an active electric account with HG&E. Rebate amount is determined based on total tons of cooling capacity (1 Ton = 12,000 BTUs).

System Type

2021 Rebate Amount

Additional Incentives

Application Link

 

Central Air Conditioners

$100/ton up to $500
Additional Requirements:
• SEER ≥ 16, EER ≥ 13
• Must have existing ducted system in place before the new air conditioning system is installed
• AHRI certification required
• Post Installation form required to be completed by installer and submitted with application. (Click here for the post installation form)

Residential Energy Conservation Program

 Click Here to Apply

 

Air Source
Heat Pumps
& Mini-Splits

$250/ton up to $1,000
Additional Requirements:
• SEER ≥ 18, EER ≥ 12.5 and HSPF ≥ 9
• Post Installation form required to be completed by installer and submitted with application. (Click here for the post installation form) 
• AHRI certification required
• Customer must have received home energy audit within past 3 years.
• One rebate per customer per year.

Multiple incentive programs are available for qualifying air source heat pump systems. Click here to learn more about this technology and additional incentives.

 Click Here to Apply

 

WEATHERIZATION REBATES:

Note: Customer must be current HG&E residential electric customer. The building where the work has been performed must receive electricity from Holyoke Gas & Electric or use Natural Gas supplied by Holyoke Gas & Electric for space heating. One weatherization rebate of each type available for any home (including multifamily home with a single owner) per year. Customer must submit our post installation form with application and copy of invoice with detail to HG&E.

Measure

2021 Rebate Amount

Additional Incentives

Application Link

Insulation

50%, up to $2,000
Additional Requirements:
Customer must have received home energy audit within past 3 years.
• Post Installation form required to be completed by installer and submitted with application. Click here for the post installation form. 
Note: If customer is self-installing insulation, only the cost of the material will be covered (at 50% up to $2,000). If the insulation is installed by a licensed contractor, HG&E will provide 50% of the cost of installation and materials up to $2,000).

Recommended Final R-Values:
• Attic Insulation: R49 (Should be between R49-R60)
• Wall Insulation: R18-R20
• Floor Insulation: R30
• Basement Insulation: R15-R19
• Heating and Hot Water Pipe Insulation: R3

Residential Energy Conservation Program

Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Click Here to Apply

Blower Door Test & Air Sealing

50%, up to $500
Additional Requirements:
Post Installation form required to be completed by installer and submitted with application. Click here for the post installation form. 
• Work must be performed by a licensed contractor
Home energy audit recommended

Residential Energy Conservation Program

Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

 Click Here to Apply

Duct Sealing

50%, up to $500
Additional Requirements:
Post Installation form required to be completed by installer and submitted with application. Click here for the post installation form.  
• Work must be performed by a licensed contractor
Home energy audit recommended

Residential Energy Conservation Program

Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Click Here to Apply

 

 Questions? Email efficiency@hged.com or contact us at (413) 536-9300.

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