New Jersey Appliance Rebate Program Gets Approval For Cool Advantage / Warm Advantage Programs

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has received approval from the federal government appliance rebate program to offer NJ residents additional incentives on ENERGY STAR qualified appliances.  The New Jersey Appliance Rebate Program is tentatively scheduled to be offered in April 2010.  The appliance rebate program will offer incentives for the purchase of specified home appliances, and will be broken down into two categories: The Cool Advantage Program and The Warm Advantage Program.  

Cool Advantage Rebate Program:

The Cool Advantage program provides rebates for energy-efficient central air conditioners, or heat pumps as well as proper system sizing and installation that affect operating efficiency.  

Central Air Conditioner rebate amounts are based on the unit’s Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) and documentation that the proper installation requirements have been met. Both the condenser and coil must be replaced or installed as a matched set as rated in the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute certified performance criteria.

Heat Pump rebate amounts are based on the unit’s Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) and Heating Season Performance Factor (HSPF) and documentation that the proper installation requirements have been met.  All three factors (SEER, EER and HSPF) must meet minimum requirements in order to qualify for a rebate.

Rebates And Eligibility:

*       Cool Advantage Rebates will range between $100 -$150 for the purchase and installation of qualified Energy Star central air conditioners, and heat pumps. In order to be eligible for the New Jersey Appliance Rebate Program residents must have a current residential electric account with Atlantic City Electric, Jersey Central Power and Light, Public Service Electric and Gas, or Rockland Electric.

 

 

Warm Advantage Rebate Program:

The WARM Advantage Program provides rebates for high efficiency natural gas home heating systems and/or water heaters. Install a gas heating system and/or domestic water heater that meet all applicable efficiency requirements based on the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Consumers Directory of Certified Efficiency Ratings. Qualifying heating systems installed in new homes must be located in “Smart Growth” areas of NJ in order to receive an incentive.

Rebates And Eligibility:

Purchase and install a new natural gas furnace with an AFUE of 92% or greater, a boiler with an AFUE of 85% or greater and/or a natural gas water heater with an Energy Factor of .62 or greater. Install and operate the furnace, boiler or water heater in a residence that is supplied by natural gas directly from one of the New Jersey gas utilities and has a residential gas account number.

*       Warm Advantage Rebates will range between $300 -$400 for the purchase and installation of qualified gas boilers and furnaces. Rebates for domestic hot water heaters will range between $25-$300 dollars. In order to be eligible for the New Jersey Appliance Rebate Program residents must have a current residential electric account with Atlantic City Electric, Jersey Central Power and Light, Public Service Electric and Gas, or Rockland Electric.

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