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National Grid Offers New York Customers Rebates for Installing High Efficiency Gas Heating Systems
NATIONAL GRID OFFERS NEW YORK CUSTOMERS REBATES FOR INSTALLING HIGH EFFICIENCY GAS HEATING SYSTEMS

Website makes it easy to apply

April 14, 2011 – National Grid has rebates available for customers who want to save energy and lower their bills. New York customers can receive rebates ranging from $25 for a programmable thermostat to more than $1,000 for installing a high-efficiency natural gas furnace or boilers, which could mean savings of up to 30 percent off energy bills.

“National Grid’s commitment to providing efficiency programs to our customers helps them reduce energy usage and lower their heating bills,” said Lisa Tallet, Residential Energy Efficiency Manager for National Grid in New York. “We’re working with our customers to support New York State’s commitment to a sustainable and efficient energy future.”

Rebates cover a wide variety of energy efficient home equipment designed to encourage customers to purchase the most energy efficient systems available to save energy and manage costs. Qualifying forced hot water condensing boilers, furnaces, duct sealing and insulations, steam boilers, indirect water heaters and more have rebate programs available for National Grid customers in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. For information about available rebates, visit National Grid’s Web site www.powerofaction.com or call 1-800-292-2032.

Since the start of its New York City heating rebate program in 2008, National Grid has provided energy efficiency rebates to more than 4,000 customers in New York to become more energy efficient, saving about 525,000 dekatherms of natural gas, or the equivalent of heating 4,000 typical New York homes with natural gas for one year.

Rebates are available for the following eligible equipment:

• $1,000 rebate for high efficiency forced hot water condensing boilers that operate at 90 percent or above the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating. This rating represents the actual, seasonal average efficiency of a particular piece of equipment and is used to rate the efficiency of heating and cooling equipment. The rating can be found on equipment specifications when purchasing.

• $600 rebate for forced hot air furnaces that operate with an electronic commutated motor (ECM) at 94 percent or above the AFUE rating.

• Up to $600 rebate for heating duct sealing/insulation by a Building Performance Institute (BPI) accredited contractor completed in conjunction with the installation of a new furnace.

• $500 rebate for forced hot water boilers that operate at 85 percent or above AFUE rating.

• $500 rebate for steam boilers with electronic ignition that operate at 82 percent or above AFUE rating.

• $400 rebate for forced hot air furnaces that operate at 92 percent or above AFUE rating with electronic commutated motor (ECM).

• $300 rebate for indirect water heaters.

• $200 rebate for forced hot air furnaces that operate at 90 percent or above AFUE rating.

• $100 rebate for add-on boiler reset controls attached to a forced hot water boiler.

• $25 rebate for seven-day programmable thermostats, maximum two per household, must be installed by a contractor at the time of a furnace or boiler replacement.

The first step to apply is to visit www.powerofaction.com for more details regarding eligible equipment. Customers must also reserve incentive funding by completing National Grid’s online rebate reservation process. Customers should complete the online rebate reservation process before submitting a rebate form.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized National Grid for the past several years for its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by delivering information and services to its customers to increase energy efficiency.

National Grid has a 20-year track record of providing award-winning, energy efficiency programs throughout its U.S. service territory that help customers use less energy and reduce their energy bills. Customers participate in a free energy evaluation, and learn more about the company’s energy efficiency programs at www.powerofaction.com.

National Grid’s energy efficiency programs are offered while funding is available. Rebate offers may be terminated or change without notice.

ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 12,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 888-STAR-YES (888-782-7937).

National Grid is an international energy delivery company. In the U.S., National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, and manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. National Grid also owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation that provides power to over one million LIPA customers.