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Sustainable Energy Utility - Residential Energy Efficiency Program (District of Columbia)

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Program Info
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District of Columbia
Program Type 
Utility Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Refrigerators: $50 - $75
Clothes Washers: $50 - $75
Natural Gas Boilers: $500
Natural Gas Furnaces: $600 - $850
Natural Gas Water Heaters: $150 - $700
CFL Lighting: varies by in-store discounts
LED Lighting: varies by in-store discounts

The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility currently offers the Residential Energy Efficiency Program. The program provides financial incentives to District residents who install energy- efficient equipment in their homes. Qualifying items include refrigerators, clothes washers, boilers, water heaters, and furnaces. Appliances and lighting equipment must be at least ENERGY STAR rated.
The DCSEU also provides discounts for ENERGY STAR CFL and LED lighting through participating retailers. The DCSEU’s website includes a link to participating retailers and information about qualifying lighting.

The DCSEU also provides additional incentives to homeowers who are making more significant investments in insulation, sealing, and HVAC improvements among others through its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.
More information on program requirements can be found on the program website.

Other Information 

Appliances and lighting must be at least ENERGY STAR rated; see DCSEU’s list of qualified products for specific product requirements.
Natural Gas Boilers: 85%+ AFUE
Natural Gas Furnaces: 90%+ AFUE
Natural Gas Water Heaters: over 0.67 EF