For years now your local energy utility has been offering rebates, in the form of money or bill credit, for upgrading you old or inefficient home appliances. This is nothing new. Programs such as this help sweeten the deal when trying to make the decision between just replacing that old water heater or boiler or whether you should go with the next better model that promises to save you money as time moves forward.
Well, those rebates are getting less and less all the time.
Take a look at this email attachment I received this morning.
I know this the letter clearly states that these changes are just a proposal right now but there is little chance they will be redrafted to include more money for you.
Consider the present time as your best time to save money if you are in the market for a new water heater, boiler or furnace. There's usually no going back to higher rebates if history repeats itself; if they're offering the money now then now is the time to get it.
For a complete list of energy rebates and their providers you can click here. Here you'll find a comprehensive list of local utility companies and all the programs they offer, residential and commercial. Programs ranging from water heating rebates to solar and geothermal.