Residential Bulk-Fed Wood-Pellet Central Boilers and Furnace Rebate Program

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Financial Incentive Program

Place New Hampshire

Name Residential Bulk-Fed Wood-Pellet Central Boilers and Furnace Rebate Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Multi-Family Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Furnaces
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 30%

Eligible System Size Must provide at least 75% of the home heating load needs

Equipment Requirements System must be new, with minimum efficiency rating of 80%. System must be bulk-fuel-fed and meet specified air-quality standards.
Start Date 2010-04-14
Expiration Date When progr

Funding Source New Hampshire Renewable Energy Fund (FY 2013)

Installation Requirements System must be installed at applicant's primary residence by authorized installer

Maximum Incentive $6,000

Program Budget $450,000 (FY 2013 funding)

Program Administrator NH Public Utilities Commission
Date added to DSIRE 2010-07-13
Last DSIRE Review 2012-10-30
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is offering rebates of 30% of the installed cost of qualifying new residential bulk-fed, wood-pellet central heating boilers or furnaces. The maximum rebate is $6,000. To qualify, systems must (1) become operational on or after May 1, 2012; (2) be at least 80% efficient; (3) meet certain air quality standards; (4) provide at least 75% of a home heating-load needs; and (5) be installed by a qualified installer or a licensed plumber with wood-pellet central boiler system training. Additional system requirements are specified in the program application. Modifications to existing systems are not eligible to receive funding under this program.

To receive a rebate, applicants must submit a pre-approval application to ensure funding availability. After receiving verification of eligibility and securing a place in the funding queue, applicants have three months to complete the installation. Applicants must submit a final rebate request and required documentation after the system installation is complete. When all available program funding has been reserved for approved projects, applicants that meet all program and project requirements will be placed on a waiting list. Projects placed on the waiting list are not guaranteed funding.

This program is now funded by the New Hampshire Renewable Energy Fund. It was previously funded by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name NH Public Utilities Commission Info (NH PUC)
Department New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
Division Sustainable Energy Division
Address 21 South Fruit Street
Address 2 Suite 10
Place Concord, New Hampshire
Zip/Postal Code 03301
Phone (603) 271-2431


  • 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)"