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$200 Tankless Water Heater Rebate

Charlottesville Gas offers a $200 rebate when you switch from an electric, propane or natural gas tank water heater to an energy saving tankless natural gas water heater.

Tankless Water Heater

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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Requirements for the tankless water heater rebate:

  • Customer must be the home/rental property owner.
  • Customer must be a City of Charlottesville customer (new or existing) and switch from a propane, electric or natural gas storage tank water heater.
  • Customer must purchase and install this qualifying appliance between July 1, 2015, and June 20, 2016.
  • The natural gas tankless water heater must have an energy factor (EF) of 0.80 or greater.
  • New construction (residential development projects, e.g. subdivisions) installations do not qualify.
  • Only one water heater rebate per utility account.
  • This $200 rebate can be used to cover the cost of the water heater and/or the installation cost.
  • Rebate programs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Funding and guidelines for these programs may be changed or discontinued at any time without notice.

Requirements for the programmable thermostat rebate:

  • Customer must be the home/rental property owner.
  • Customer must be a City of Charlottesville gas customer in good standing.
  • Customer must use natural gas for home heating.
  • Purchase the thermostat after 4/01/01.
  • Provide us with a receipt for the thermostat and/or installation along with the completed rebate form.
  • Only one thermostat rebate per utility account.

To apply for these rebates:

  • print and return the Tankless Water Heater or Programmable Thermostat rebate form,
  • or call (434) 970-3686 and ask us to send a copy of the rebate form to you,
  • or pick up a form 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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