NSTAR (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name NSTAR (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Installer/Contractor, Low-Income Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Oil or Propane Fired Heating System, Heating System Control
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2011-05-12
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Weatherization: up to 75% of projects cost

Programmable Clock Thermostat: 25
Combined High-Efficiency Boiler/Water Heating Unit: 1,000 - 1,600
Natural Gas Warm Air Furnace (with ECM): 400 - 650
High Efficiency Oil or Propane Fired Heating System: 500
Natural Gas Hot Water Boilers: 500 - 1,000
Natural Gas Steam Boiler: 200
Indirect/Condensing/On-Demand Water Heater: 500 - 700

Equipment Requirements Equipment must be Energy Star qualified

On-demand Water Heaters: EF of 0.82 or higher with an electronic ignition
Natural Gas Warm Air Furnace: AFUE 92% or higher
Combined High-Efficiency Boiler/Water Heating Unit: AFUE 85% or higher
Natural Gas Hot Water Boiler: AFUE 85% or higher
Natural Gas Steam Boiler: AFUE 82% or higher
Natural Gas Water Heater: Varies, see website

Expiration Date 2010-12-31

Installation Requirements Equipment must be installed by a licensed heating or plumbing contractor at the customer’s address listed on the GasNetworks Rebate Form.

Maximum Incentive Up to 2,000 for weatherization measures, up to 75% of project cost
Up to 2,000 for weatherization measures, up to 75% of project cost

Program Administrator Energy Efficiency Programs
Website http://www.nstaronline.com/residential/energy_efficiency/gas_programs/Default.asp?
Date added to DSIRE 2006-04-20
Last DSIRE Review 2011-05-12
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


NSTAR offers several energy efficiency rebate programs for gas customers. Equipment rebates are awarded on a prescriptive basis and are limited to residential and small business customers. Rebates are offered in conjunction with Gas Networks and MassSave. All equipment and measures must meet specified energy efficiency ratings. Eligible equipment and measures include:

  • Weatherization Measures
  • Water Heaters
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Boilers
  • Furnaces

More information, including equipment requirements and applications may be found on the website listed above. Contact NSTAR or MasSave staff for more information on this program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name NSTAR
Department Energy Efficiency Programs

Address One NSTAR Way

Place Westwood, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 02090
Phone (800) 592-2000

Website http://www.nstaronline.com/

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"