Pennsylvania - Residential Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

November 22, 2010


Note: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing a total of $300 million to U.S. states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to establish rebate programs for new energy-efficient appliances that replace existing appliances in homes. Each state and territory has designed its own program. Rebates will be available until the state program's funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state before making purchasing decisions. The State of Pennsylvania began offering rebates to state homeowners for the purchase and installation of Energy Star qualified non-electric furnaces, boilers, and water heating equipment on April 21, 2010. As of September 7, 2010 available funding for rebate reservations is fully allocated, but the program is still accepting applications for a waiting list. Waiting list reservations are not guaranteed funding but applicants may receive rebates if funding becomes available. For purchases made on or after August 2, 2010 rebates range from $250 - $1,000 per eligible appliance and are limited to one per category (furnace, boiler, or water heater) per address. Highly efficient equipment is in some cases eligible for a higher rebate than lower efficiency equipment of the same type. Pre-approval is not required in order to claim a rebate, but participants are encouraged to make incentive reservations prior to making any purchase in order to make sure that funding is available. Reservations may be made on-line or over the phone. Only single-family home residents qualify for a rebate; installations made in multi-family residential buildings and new construction do not qualify. Consumers may not combine rebates for the same equipment from this statewide program with incentives offered by utility programs. For further program information please visit the program web site listed at the top of this page.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Pennsylvania
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
Incentive Amount: Gas equipment includes both natural gas and propane for all categories
Gas storage water heater: $250
Gas tankless water heater: $300
Oil furnace (AFUE 85% or greater): $500
Oil furnace (AFUE 90% or greater): $1,000
Gas furnace (AFUE 90% or greater): $500
Gas furnace (AFUE 95% or greater): $1,000
Oil boiler (AFUE 85% or greater): $500
Oil boiler (AFUE 90% or greater): $1,000
Gas boiler (AFUE 85% or greater): $500
Gas boiler (AFUE 90% or greater): $1,000
Maximum Incentive: Varies by technology; rebates limited to one per category per address
Equipment Requirements: Must be Energy Star qualified
Installation Requirements: Must be installed in replacement of an existing appliance of the same type


Name: Program Information - PA Home Heating Equipment Rebates
Phone: (877) 592-2061

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.