In order to bring you the best possible user experience, this site uses Javascript. If you are seeing this message, it is likely that the Javascript option in your browser is disabled. For optimal viewing of this site, please ensure that Javascript is enabled for your browser.





Make the switch to natural gas
BENEFITS
HOW TO SWITCH
GAS FINDER
CONTACT US
FINANCING
RSVP
INCENTIVES
REFER & EARN
FAQs

Central Hudson is offering a range of incentives to residential customers connecting their home to natural gas for the first time. The incentive you are eligible for depends on the path you choose! In addition to these offers, every new natural gas customer receives a free gas service line installation (a $4,500 value). Please review the paths below as they may apply to your individual circumstances. In order to qualify for the program, Central Hudson will conduct an analysis of the feasibility and cost to deliver natural gas to your home and the amount of natural gas that would be consumed annually. Each project is carefully reviewed. Contact us today to get started!

Commercial Incentives

Commercial customers can also benefit from incentives for switching to natural gas, learn more.


Residential Rebate Forms

• 2017 Natural Gas Conversion Rebate Worksheet

• Natural Gas Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Form

Need a rebate form for a prior incentive offer? Please contact your account representative or email us.
Path 1 Incentive

Update your home heating system with our turnkey program.

Receive a free boiler or furnace plus eligible energy efficiency rebates
Path 2 Incentive

Update your home heating system with your own trade ally

Receive up to $3,095 in cash incentives
Path 3 Incentive

Connect a qualifying appliance to natural gas

Receive $500 for connecting a fireplace, clothes dryer, water heater, or range/oven

Path 4 Incentive

HEAP recipients OR participants in NYSERDA’s Assisted Home Performance with Energy Star program

Receive up to $4,000 for converting your home heating system

Path 1 

Update your home heating system with our turnkey program – Receive a free boiler or furnace, plus equipment rebates

Central Hudson offers an all-in-one package for customers interested in converting their home heating system to natural gas. Our turnkey program leverages Central Hudson’s trade ally relationships, buying power and project management expertise. Customers taking advantage of this program can benefit from an easy and streamlined process as well as 0% financing for the first 24 months. Through March 31, 2018 those replacing their home heating system will receive a free boiler or furnace (while supplies last) plus eligible energy efficiency equipment rebates. Customers may also undertake a burner conversion with this program (typical when the existing equipment is relatively new) and receive a $1000 cash incentive. Learn more

Path 2

Update your home heating system with a Trade Ally – Receive up to $3,095

Central Hudson recognizes many customers have pre-existing relationships with Trade Allies they wish to utilize for upgrading their home heating system, or that customers enjoy shopping around and researching their own options. Customers who pursue this route may qualify for up to $3,095 in cash incentives when converting their home heating system. Review the chart below for more information.

Up to $3,095 in Cash Incentives for Natural Gas Heat!

Plus, receive a free gas service line installation (a $4,500 value)! 

Heating Conversion Incentive Type Boiler Furnace
Central Hudson bonus for switching (1st 100 customers!) $1,000 $1,000
Discount for using a Blue Shield Trade Ally $500 $500
Central Hudson matching bonus for using a Blue Shield Trade Ally $500 $500
Maximum efficient boiler/furnace rebate $700 $300
Efficient indirect water heater rebate $250 -
Boiler reset control rebate $125 -
ECM furnace fan rebate - $200
Natural gas Wi-Fi thermostat rebate $20 $20
Total Cash Incentives $3,095 $2,520
Free Gas Service Line $4,500 $4,500
Total Value: $7,595 $7,020

*This offer is valid for new natural gas customers who commit to switching their residence to natural gas heat with a complete boiler or furnace replacement upon sign-up prior to June 30, 2018. The incentive includes a $1,000 base incentive from Central Hudson, energy efficiency rebates, a $500 on invoice discount from a Blue Shield Trade Ally, and a $500 bonus rebate from Central Hudson. Offer is not valid for existing gas customers and those with previously signed gas agreements. Funding is limited and subject to areas where natural gas service is available. Continued eligibility is contingent on meeting all of the general terms and conditions of the natural gas heat conversion incentive offer.

Burner Conversion Incentive Boiler Furnace

Central Hudson burner conversion bonus for switching

$1,000 $1,000
Efficient indirect water heater rebate $250 -
Total Cash Incentives $1,250 $1,000
Free Gas Service Line
$4,500 $4,500
Total Value: $5,750 $5,500

This offer is valid for new natural gas customers who commit to switching their residence to natural gas heat with a boiler or furnace burner conversion upon sign-up prior to June 30, 2018. The incentive includes a $1,000 base incentive from Central Hudson and energy efficiency rebates. Funding is limited and subject to areas where natural gas service is available. Continued eligibility is contingent on meeting all of the general terms and conditions of the natural gas heat conversion incentive offer.

Path 3

Connect a qualifying appliance to natural gas – Receive $500

Interested in having natural gas, but not ready to make the full conversion for heating purposes? Central Hudson is offering residential customers a one-time $500 incentive for adding one or more of the following gas appliances to their home: Gas range/oven; clothes dryer; fireplace; water heater.** This incentive is designed specifically for customers who are not ready to make the full conversion today, though are interested in bringing natural gas to their home. By adding natural gas for one of these appliances, customers can benefit from both the service and an incentive!

Install a gas range/oven; clothes dryer; fireplace; water heater $500
Free gas service line* $4,500
Total Value: $5,000

**This appliance incentive is limited to the appliances specifically mentioned: Gas range/oven; clothes dryer; fireplace; water heater. Only one $500 incentive applies per residential account, regardless of how many appliances are added for service. Customers who receive this incentive remain eligible for the heating conversion incentives available, however any heating conversion incentive paid to the customer subsequent to this incentive will be reduced by the $500 already received for this offer. To qualify, the project must be completed by March 31, 2018, with gas service turned on within 30 days of Central Hudson bringing the gas line to the property. Funding is limited and subject to areas where natural gas service is available. The free gas service line installation ($4,500 value) applies when there is an existing gas main in the street in front of your home (up to 100 feet). Certain restrictions apply, please review your individual circumstances with a Central Hudson representative.

Path 4

HEAP recipients -or- Participants of NYSERDA’s Assisted Home Performance with Energy Star: Connect to natural gas and convert your home heating system

Income eligible residential customers connecting their home to natural gas for the first time while converting their heating system will receive $4000 toward the cost of the project. This incentive may be combined with the Blue Shield incentive ($500 on invoice discount and $500 additional match from Central Hudson) for a total value of $5000. It is intended to assist lower income customers with connecting to natural gas by replacing outdated and inefficient heating systems, resulting in longer term savings. There are two primary income guidelines for eligibility: 1) customers who are currently approved for NY State’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) automatically qualify, and 2) customers who apply for and are approved for NYSERDAS’s Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program (AHPwES) also qualify. Customers will need to share a copy of their official “notice of decision” letter in order to receive this incentive.

We encourage income eligible customers to explore NYSERDA Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program to potentially obtain financial assistance with replacing their heating systems. The program provides funds up to 50% of the cost of energy upgrades, with a cap of $4,000 on single family homes and $8,000 for 2-4 unit homes. Based on average heating system upgrades and conversion costs, the combination of the AHPwES funding and Central Hudson incentives is expected to reduce costs to $0 or an amount less than $1000. Income guidelines vary by county and the number of people in the household as shown on the chart below:

County Name 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person
Columbia $41,800 $48,117 $59,440 $70,761 $82,203 $93,405
Delaware; Greene; Sullivan $36,796 $48,117 $59,440 $70,761 $82,203 $93,405
Dutchess; Orange $46,000 $52,600 $59,440 $70,761 $82,203 $93,405
Putnam; Rockland; Westchester $50,750 $58,000 $65,250 $72,500 $82,203 $93,405
Ulster $42,500 $48,600 $59,440 $70,761 $82,203 $93,405

The incentive is valid through June 30, 2018, or until funds run out. Customers must be located within 100’ of natural gas main and income eligible based on verifiable approval of NY State Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefits or acceptance within NYSERDA’s Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (AHPwES) program. A notice of decision letter must be submitted in order for the incentive to be processed. This incentive cannot be combined with Central Hudson’s free equipment turnkey program offer.

Get Started! Contact Us