RG&E - Smart Energy Residential Efficiency Rebate Programs

June 20, 2022


RG&E offers multiple programs for residential customers for energy efficiency measures.

The Smart Solutions program allows customers to purchase energy-efficient appliances and devices through the RG&E Smart Solutions online store, instant rebates are applied.

Through the Smart Savings Rewards Thermostat Program, customers receive a $20 bill credit for participating in temperature adjustments.

Through the Residential Rebates, program customers are eligible to receive rebates for installing energy-efficient natural gas equipment.  Customers can complete one rebate application for multiple pieces of equipment as long as they are not the same type of equipment. Most products must be installed using a licensed contractor or a contractor that can supply either a Federal ID number, a Certificate of Insurance or a Business Certificate. Customers can refer to the ENERGY STAR web site for tips on how to find the right contractor.

Through the Appliance Recycling Program customers are eligible for free pick up of old refrigerators or room AC units and eligible to receive $50 per refrigerator and $10 per AC unit.

Additional Rebates are available through the NYS Clean Heat Rebate Program. This program helps customers replace oil, propane, or electrical resistance heaters with more energy-efficient heat pumps.

Incentives for the Residential Rebates program are listed above.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New York
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.rge.com/wps/portal/rge/saveenergy/!ut/p/z1/pZJRT4MwFIV_zR7Jvawg5REJgejGHBsW-kI6qIxFCkMy578Xoom-bCzatyb39Dv3nAKHBLgSp6oUfdUo8TrcU36XEX3pBYaLoW9TB9fouvQpfJwjNYBdHUAT-C16vHAcnNI_Aweeq77t95B2pRRll_1sMMO9FIXsZvhWi66XSnblx6ho86qAlOg57or8RbOtgmhGbpua
Administrator: RG&E
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Programmable Thermostats
Incentive Amount: Residential Rebate Program
Furnace AFUE >96 with ECM: $300
Furnace Tune-up: $50

Water Boiler AFUE >90: $450
Boiler Tune-up: $50

Indirect Water Heater: $150
ENERGY STAR Tankless Water heater: $200
ENERGY STAR Natural Gas Clothes Dryer: $50
WiFi Thermostat: $75
Equipment Requirements: Furnace: Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) 94% or greater
Water Boiler: 90% or greater AFUE
Storage Water Heater: ≥ 40 Gallons


Name: Customer Service
Organization: NYSEG/RGE Residential Gas
Address: 89 East Ave
Rochester NY 14649
Phone: (+18) 007-4321

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.