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Residential High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater

Instant Discount Program


August 26, 2016

Dear Customers and Program Partners,

The Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG) is currently experiencing strong demand for its residential energy efficiency programs in the SCG service territory. Due to the extreme program popularity, the SCG budgets for these programs are severely constrained. On July 6, SCG curtailed incentives for natural gas boilers and water heaters sold in the SCG territory. As an additional effort to mitigate the impacts on customers, we will be curtailing our instant discount on furnaces in the SCG territory, currently offered upstream through distributors. Effective September 9, 2016 the instant discount for furnaces sold to customers in the SCG territory will be reduced to $210 to reflect the electric company contribution.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. We look forward to resuming program activity at such time that additional funding becomes available.

Please be advised that this does not apply to CNG or Eversource gas customers.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Marissa Westbrook
Manager, Residential Energy Services

You can cut the cost of heating the water in your home by replacing your old inefficient water heating system with new energy-efficient equipment.  The Energy Efficiency Fund, an Energize CT partner, in association with Southern Connecticut Gas offers instant discounts* for replacing or installing new systems. You may qualify for the following:



Minimum Efficiency Levels -
Instant Discount Schedule
Eligible Equipment Type and Minimum Efficiency for
Instant Discount
Instant Discount
Per Unit*
ENERGY STAR certified Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater (.94 EF1 or greater with electronic ignition) NA
ENERGY STAR certified Natural Gas Standalone Condensing Water Heater (.95 TE2or greater) NA

1 EF – Energy Factor
2 TE – Thermal Efficiency 



All installations must be completed by a licensed contractor and/or plumber to qualify for the instant discount.  Click here for the CT Department of Consumer Protection Online License Verification website.


*Instant Distributor Discounts Now Available:

  • HVAC equipment distributors can now automatically apply the Energize CT instant discount to the price they charge your contractor for qualified equipment.
  • Multiple instant discounts for the same unit (equipment serial number) will not be accepted.
  • Licensed installation contractors can purchase qualified high-efficiency equipment that receives the instant discount at a participating distributor location.

For more information contact:
  • 877-WISE USE (877-947-3873)

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