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$100 Water Heater Rebate

Charlottesville Gas offers a $100 rebate when you switch from a propane or electric water heater to an energy saving natural gas water heater.

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Programmable Thermostat Rebate

A rebate of up to $100 can be used to cover the cost of the thermostat or the expense of installing it. You may choose to have your rebate amount credited to your utility account or mailed to you in the form of a check. Only one rebate per utility account.

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To qualify for these rebates, you must:

  • Be the home/rental property owner
  • Be a City of Charlottesville gas customer in good standing
  • Water Heater: customer does not presently heat water with natural gas
  • Programmable Thermostat: customer must use natural gas for home heating

To apply for these rebates:

  • print and return the Rebate Form,
  • or call (434) 970-3686 and ask us to send one to you,
  • or pick up a certificate at the Utility Billing counter in City Hall.

*Rebates are available for residential and commercial properties.


Tankless Water Heaters

According to the U.S. Department of energy, water heating is the third largest energy use in homes. By heating water only when it’s needed, natural gas tankless water heaters cut water heating expenses by 30%, while also providing continuous hot water delivery. Also, this “green” technology produces less CO2 and NOx than conventional gas or electric tank water heaters.

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If you are not convinced natural gas is the fuel for you, consider the advantages of using natural gas appliances in your home.


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The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) is a local community-based nonprofit that offers Charlottesville homeowners instant cash rebates, low-interest financing and quality assurance for your home energy improvements like insulation, HVAC upgrades and air sealing. Their Better Basics and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR programs get you on track for 15%+ energy savings. Learn more about their services at


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