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Gas Networks Boiler Rebate Extended Through September

Great news! The Gas Networks boiler rebate program for Boston homeowners has been extended. Homeowners who have a working boiler that is more than 30 years of age can receive a rebate on the purchase and installation of a new, high-efficiency gas boiler as long as they begin the rebate process by September 30. To qualify, installation of the new boiler must be completed by October 31.

Whether you currently have a hot-water heat system or a steam boiler in your home, you can take advantage of this great program, which can put as much as $3,500 back in your pocket. Thirty-year-old boilers are not efficient at all and end up costing you significantly to operate over the course of a year than high efficiency boilers do.

With this rebate program, you’ll save on the purchase and installation costs, and you’ll also save on the operational costs of the boiler over its lifetime because you’ll use less gas. You’ll benefit in a third way because the cost of gas is in steep decline right now, while the price of oil continues to rise. With the savings on the initial purchase, as well as the reduction in operating costs, you should be able to realize a return on your investment within two years.

To take advantage of the boiler rebate program, you must have a participating Boston heating and cooling contractor complete a home energy audit prior to September 30, 2012. Once the audit has been completed, the new boiler must be installed by October 31, 2012. Rebates of $3,500 on hot water boilers and $1,900 on steam boilers are being offered.

One important requirement of the program is that the boiler being replaced must be in working condition. The rebate is not available to homeowners who are installing a boiler for the first time or to replace a non-boiler heating system. The contractor that performs the energy audit will verify the operational status of your boiler.

For more information about this great rebate opportunity, please give us a call at Boston Standard Plumbing & Heating at (617) 288-2911. We’ll set up an appointment for your home energy audit and help you complete the process of qualifying for this extraordinary rebate program.

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Don't Miss Out On This Great Boiler Replacement Rebate!

There’s still time for you to take advantage of this great rebate program, which provides a rebate for a qualifying Boston boiler replacement. The rebate program is offered through Gas Networks and can put as much as $3,500 back in your pocket!

Now through July 31, 2012, if you have a boiler that’s at least 30 years old, you can get a rebate of $3,500 on a new gas, forced hot-water boiler or $1,900 on a steam boiler if you replace the system. Homeowners are required to complete home energy assessment through MassSaves as part of the qualifying process.

Summertime is the ideal time to consider a boiler replacement. Homeowners can consider all of their options without the pressure of having to make a snap decision in the middle of the winter, or having to make expensive, emergency repairs to an old boiler that really should be replaced.

One of the catches to the program is that the boiler being replaced must be operational at the time of replacement. It’s hard for some homeowners to justify the cost of replacing a boiler when the one they have still works. But keep in mind that new boilers are more efficient and cost less to operate, and take up less space than the 30-year-old models do. You can also assure yourself that a new boiler will get you all the way through the coming winter without expensive repairs or maintenance work.

The home energy assessment must be completed no later than July 31 to qualify for the rebate. If you’re considering replacing your boiler, or would like more information about this great rebate program, contact us at Boston Standard Plumbing & Heating at (617) 288-2911 for a consultation. We’ll come to your home, perform your home energy assessment and make sure you qualify for the program rebates.

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