Residential Enhanced Rewards Program

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Wisconsin

Name Residential Enhanced Rewards Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Low-Income Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Central Air conditioners, Furnaces
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Natural Gas Furnace: $475

Furnace with ECM (natural gas, propane, or oil-fired): $850
Hot-Water Boiler (<300 MBH, Home Heating): $750
Natural Gas Furnace with AC: $1,500

Equipment Requirements Natural Gas Furnace: 90% or higher AFUE

Furnace with ECM (natural gas, propane, or oil-fired): 90% or higher AFUE; must have multi-stage burner and a variable speed (ECM) blower motor
Natural Gas Furnace with ECM and AC: 95% or higher AFUE; 16 or higher SEER
Boilers: 90% or higher AFUE; must have modulating burner and outdoor-air reset control
All systems must be a sealed combustion unit

Expiration Date 2013-05-31 For Current Applications

Funding Source Focus on Energy

Installation Requirements Chimney liners must be installed in certain cases

Must be the primary heating source for the home
Furnaces must be the primary heating source for over 50% of home heating needs

Program Administrator Focus on Energy

Last DSIRE Review 2013-01-07

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Focus on Energy offers incentives for income-qualifying customers for the purchase of high efficiency heating equipment. Owner-occupied single-family and multifamily residences of 3 units or less are eligible for the incentives. Applicants must be able to document a gross household income of 60-80% of the State Median Income. See the program web site for income eligibility requirements and application materials; income verification must be completed prior to incentive payment. For the 2012 program year, equipment must be installed between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012, and program applications are due by March 31, 2013. For the 2013 program year, equipment must be installed between January 1, 2013 and May 31, 2013; applications must be postmarked within 90 calendar days of installation.

In order to apply, interested customers must first complete the Income Eligibility Application, available on the program web site. Eligible applicants will be notified via mail and either phone or email. Customers that are not eligible for the Enhanced Rewards Program may be eligible for the Residential Rewards Program. Once approved, the customer can purchase and install the equipment. See the program web site for a full list of eligible equipment (effective December 10, 2012). After the equipment is installed, the customer must fill out and submit a Rewards Application within 90 days of equipment installation to the Focus on Energy program.

Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed, or to complete projects sooner than scheduled. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control the state's growing demand for electricity and natural gas.

Please note that customer eligibility for Focus on Energy incentives is based on utility participation; interested individuals and companies should use the eligibility tool on the program web site to determine if their local utility participates in the Focus on Energy program. Further incentive details, applications, and other information are available on the program web site.

Certain customers may also qualify for the Express Energy Efficiency Program, which offers free energy efficient lighting, pipe wraps, faucet aerators, showerheads, and water heater thermostat setbacks assistance. In-store lighting discounts are also available to Focus on Energy customers.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Focus on Energy
Department Focus on Energy

Address 1 S Pinckney St., Suite 340

Place Madison, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53703
Phone (800) 762-7077


  • 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"