Residential SW Washington

Incentive for gas fireplaces with on-demand ignition to be discontinued on March 1

On March 1, 2015, Energy Trust will no longer offer cash incentives for gas fireplaces with on-demand pilot ignition because they do not meet cost-effectiveness requirements.

While intermittent pilot ignition units completely shut off the pilot light when the main burner is off, on-demand units allow customers to manually leave the pilot light running. Energy savings estimates are significantly higher for units equipped with the intermittent pilot ignition rather than on-demand ignition.

Energy Trust will continue to offer cash incentives for direct-vent gas fireplaces with an intermittent pilot ignition through 2015.

On January 1, 2015, the Qualified Products List of gas fireplaces eligible for cash incentives was updated to remove on-demand units and reflect 2015 changes to incentive levels. Energy Trust will continue to honor cash incentives, as well as the seasonal direct-vent gas fireplace bonus, for both on-demand units and intermittent units that are installed on or before February 28, 2015.

If you have questions or feedback, contact the Existing Homes trade ally team at 1.866.365.3526, option 9.