How to Get Money Back From NYSEG Utility Bills

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How to Get Money Back From NYSEG Utility Bills

Having electricity and gas in a home is a modern necessity. People lived without these things through much of human history, but it is no longer something that people want to do. For certain vulnerable groups, having electricity and heat is a matter of life and death. Thus, we all pay our utility bills to keep the lights on and keep things functioning as they should. However, it would certainly be nice to receive at least some money back for the funds that we pay into NYSEG (the utility company for much of New York State). An makes this possible, and DoNotPay can help anyone seeking that rebate.

The Current NYSEG Rebate Offer

has a rebate offer open to those who are willing to consider switching to a Wi-Fi thermostat to use in their home. These are an increasingly popular form of thermostat as they make it possible for the homeowner to control the temperature of their home directly from their phone. They can move the temperature up or down even when they are not home, and that is a nice thing to have available that simply wasn't possible before. Thus, NYSEG wants to encourage more people to switch over to this type of thermostat. They are offering:

Switch to a Wi-Fi Thermostat$50 cash rebate
Existing Qualifying Wi-Fi Thermostat$45 e-gift card

Thus, even if you are ahead of the game and already use a Wi-Fi thermostat in your home, you can still enjoy a rebate in the form of an E-gift card. You are not going to be completely left out of this program because everyone who makes the switch deserves a rebate.

Who Is Eligible For This Rebate?

You need to check your eligibility before assuming that you will be included in the rebate program. It is important to verify all of this with NYSEG as much as possible. Here are the criteria that they have put out to be eligible for their program as it stands right now:

  • You must have an active NYSEG account
  • Your account must be in good standing
  • You must replace your existing equipment with the more efficient Wi-Fi thermostat
  • If you already have a Wi-Fi thermostat, you must show proof of this to receive your rebate

It is all pretty simple and straightforward. The utility provider just wants to incentivize people to do the right thing and make the switch over to more efficient equipment. It will benefit you, and it will benefit the planet as well. On top of that, the utility board itself receives the benefit of having a customer who is using equipment that is more energy-efficient and thus less costly for the utility company. Total it all up, and you have a program that works for everyone who is involved with it.

How to Claim for NYSEG Rebate

Follow the following instructions:

  1. Eligible equipment must be new and installed at the current location corresponding to the NYSEG natural gas and/or electric customer account number provided on this rebate application.
  2. A fillable rebate application can be downloaded at
  3. You may also call the Energy Efficiency Hotline at 800.995.9525 to request a rebate application.

There are specific documents that you have to prepare and ensure that they are complete when you submit your application for the rebate:

  1. Completed and signed application
  2. Copy of natural gas and/or electric utility bill matching install address
  3. Copy of a dated work order, invoice, or receipt within one year from installation. Invoice must include the following:
  • Contractor Name, Address and Phone Number
  • Equipment Manufacturer and Model Number
  • Installation Date and Address
  • Total Install Cost of each piece of equipment and Proof of Payment.

IMPORTANT: Rebate applications without the total cost of each piece of equipment will not be processed.

Can DoNotPay Make The Process Easier?

Yes, DoNotPay is eager to help anyone who may be facing some challenges with getting the full rebates that they deserve from the utility company. They want to simplify the process for anyone who asks for their help, and they have been great at doing just that. They simply need the active and willing participation of those seeking the rebate in order to get it done.

Here's how it works:

  1. Search rebates on DoNotPay and select the type of rebates offer you want to claim (is it for a car, electronic gadget, household appliance, etc).

  2. Tell us more about the purchase, including the product name, brand, serial number (if relevant), and whether you bought it online or in-person.

  3. Select whether the rebate is online or mail-in. Upload your evidence documents, including receipts, and any necessary forms, and confirm your contact information.

And that's it! DoNotPay will file your rebate claim on your behalf by mail or online depending on the rebate campaign. You should receive your rebate by check within 30 days!

You can immediately see that working with this system is easier and gets you the money you deserve faster. If you have been struggling to try to get rebates entirely on your own, then now is the time to make the switch to using DoNotPay's system.

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