OPM - Replacement Furnace Rebate Program

July 17, 2008

Summary

Connecticut enacted legislation (HB 7432) in June 2007 creating a Replacement Furnace Rebate Program to encourage Connecticut residents to replace furnaces or boilers with more efficient models. Tax rebates of up to $500 are available for natural gas furnaces and boilers that meet or exceed federal Energy Star standards, and for propane and oil furnaces and boilers that are at least 84% efficient. The amount of the rebate decreases with income. For taxpayers who file as unmarried individuals, the rebate baseline income varies by year. In income year 2007, the rebate is reduced from $500 by 10% for each $10,000 the taxpayer's adjusted gross income exceeds $55,500. The baseline increases to $56,500 in 2008, $58,500 in 2009, $60,500 in 2010, $62,500 in 2011, and $64,500 in 2012 and thereafter. There is a separate reduction factor and baseline income for married couples who file their taxes jointly. Previous law authorized the issuance of up to $5 million in bonds for low-interest energy efficiency loans. HB 7432 of 2007 authorized the issuance of up to $ 5 million in bonds per year, and allows the proceeds to be used for the rebate program as well as for the loan program.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Connecticut
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
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Administrator: Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
Start Date: 7/1/2007
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
Incentive Amount: Base rebate is $500; rebate decreases as income increases
Maximum Incentive: $500
Equipment Requirements: Natural gas furnaces and boilers must meet or exceed federal Energy Star standards
Propane and oil furnaces and boilers must be at least 84% efficient

Authorities

Name: HB 7432 (Sec. 1, 2)
Date Enacted: 6/4/2007
Effective Date: 7/1/2007
Expiration Date: 7/1/2017

Contact

Name: Raymond Wilson
Organization: Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
Address: 450 Capitol Avenue
Hartford CT 06106-1308
Phone: (860) 418-6441
Email: Raymond.wilson@ct.gov

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.