Columbia Gas of Massachusetts - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name Columbia Gas of Massachusetts - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Low-Income Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Heat recovery, Programmable Thermostats, Water Heaters, Tankless Water Heaters
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Insulation Weatherization: 75% of project cost

Energy Star homes: $350 - $8,000, varies by number of units and efficiency
Warm Air Furnace: $500 - $800
Gas Boiler: $1,000 - $1,500
Integrated Water Heater/Boiler: $1,200
Indirect Water Heaters: $400
Tankless Water Heaters: $500 - $800
Condensing Water Heater: $400
Storage Water Heaters: $100
Thermostat: $25
After Market Boiler Reset: $225
Heat Recovery Ventilator: $500

Equipment Requirements Warm Air Furnaces: 95% or greater AFUE

Gas Boiler: AFUE 90%
Tankless water heaters: 0.82 Energy Factor
Condensing Stand-Alone Water Heater: 94% thermal efficiency or greater
Integrated Water Heater/Boiler: Boiler Rating - 90% AFUE or greater; Water Heating Rating - EF 0.90
All equipment and appliances must be Energy Star qualified unless otherwise noted

Maximum Incentive Insulation Weatherization: $2,000


References DSIRE[1]


Columbia Gas of Massachusetts participates in energy efficiency programs that reward eligible residential natural gas customers for utilizing energy efficient equipment or measures. The program pays residential customers 75% of the cost of recommended weatherization measures, up to $2,000. Columbia Gas of Massachusetts will perform a free energy assessment and provide its customers with a report listing energy-saving measures that qualify for incentives. If requested, the program can also provide their customers with a pre-approved independent installation contractor. Energy saving measures eligible for the rebate include: attic, wall, and heating pipe/duct insulation and thermostats. When needed, low-flow showerheads, and faucet aerators will be installed at no cost. Low-income customers are eligible to receive all of these measures at no cost. Additionally, up to $8,000 in incentives are also available for the construction of energy efficient Massachusetts homes.

In addition to this incentive, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts offers its residential customers a variety of rebates for the installation of energy efficient HVAC, water heating, and equipment controls incentives. Eligible equipment includes: furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and thermostats. Rebates range from $25 to $1,200. All equipment must meet energy efficiency standards listed on the program web site.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Energy Efficiency Program
Department Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
Address 2025 Roosevelt Ave.
Address 2 P.O. Box 2025
Place Springfield, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 01102
Phone (800) 232-0120


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"