Maryland Existing Home Program
Rebate Application

Starting April 2019, Participating Contractors in the EmPOWER Contractor Network will apply for rebates on behalf of their customers. Not a Participating Contractor and interested in offering these rebates to your customers? Find out more and apply here.

The Maryland Existing Home Program is available to help Washington Gas residential customers who reside in an existing home or multifamily property to reduce energy use and save money on utility bills. As part of the program, rebates are available to incentivize upgrades to new high efficiency natural gas equipment. Right now, Existing Home rebates are increasing by 15% on equipment installed now through December 1, 2020.

To be eligible for a rebate payment, equipment must:

  1. Meet or exceed requirements found in the table below,
  2. Be certified by ENERGY STAR,
  3. Be certified by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), as applicable
  4. Be installed by a licensed contractor as a replacement unit in a residential dwelling,
  5. Be properly permitted and comply with the permit, and
  6. Be new and of good quality, free from damage or defect.
Eligible Equipment Item & Efficiency Requirement Rebate
Furnace* Tier 1 ENERGY STAR certified and minimum 92% AFUE $345
Furnace* Tier 2 ENERGY STAR certified and minimum 95.1% AFUE $460
Boilers Tier 1 ENERGY STAR certified $460
Boilers Tier 2 ENERGY STAR certified and minimum 95% AFUE $805
Boiler Reset Control N/A $345
Storage Water Heater Tier 1 ENERGY STAR certified $115
Storage Water Heater Tier 2 ENERGY STAR certified and minimum UEF 0.69 $175
Tankless Water Heater Tier 1 ENERGY STAR certified $405
Tankless Water Heater Tier 2 ENERGY STAR certified and minimum UEF 0.89 $460
Gas Clothes Dryer ENERGY STAR certified $60
* To qualify for a rebate, a residential furnace must have a heating capacity of less than 225,000 Btu per hour.

Explore whether equipment is eligible for a rebate by using the ENERGY STAR Product Finder or the AHRI Directory. Learn more about energy efficiency with our efficiency terms and definitions

A complete application will include:
  1. Completed Terms and Conditions Form, signed by the customer
  2. Signed Customer Invoice, with contractor company name and address; manufacturer, model, and serial number of installed equipment; installation date and address; and total amount paid
  3. A recent Washington Gas bill (optional)
  4. Completed Payment Release Authorization Form (optional)

Regarding rebate payment, the customer will select whether the rebate will be issued to the customer or the Participating Contractor, on the Terms and Conditions Form.  In order for the rebate to be issued to a third party other than the Participating Contractor, the customer must complete the Payment Release Authorization Form.

This rebate offer is available to all Washington Gas Maryland residential customers and pre-approved participating contractors, while funds are available. This rebate offer is not valid for commercial properties or new home construction. Qualifying equipment must be new and be installed by a pre-approved, licensed participating contractor in residential dwellings within Washington Gas Maryland service territory prior to submitting a rebate application. Not all ENERGY STAR certified models qualify for a rebate. Models that do not meet rebate qualifications will not receive a rebate.  All work must comply with federal, state and local codes and requirements.  See the Terms and Conditions Form for more details.

Washington Gas must receive the rebate application within thirty (30) days of equipment installation. The rebate application must be submitted by a Participating Contractor. Please allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for rebate payment. Payment processing may take longer if information is missing from the application.

By submitting the complete application online, the rebate check will be approved sooner, but we will also accept paper applications that use our paper application form. The mailing address for paper applications is on the form.

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