With the arrival of the new year comes the arrival of new Mass Save rebates for heat pumps. Now is your chance to upgrade your heating/cooling system at reduced costs with the help of generous incentives. Learn about the details of this new program that can increase your home comfort and reduce your energy costs.
What Is a Heat Pump? What is Mass Save?
First, let’s confirm what it is we’re talking about. A heat pump is a system that is used to provide both heating and cooling to a specific space in your home. It works by moving thermal energy from a cool place to a warmer one. So in summer, it pumps heat out of your home to cool it, and in winter it pumps heat into your home to warm it.
A popular heat pump system is a ductless mini-split which offers a quicker and less expensive installation. Instead of ducts, hoses run refrigerant between the condenser and the inside head unit which delivers hot or cold air to the room.
Mass Save® is a collaborative of Massachusetts’ natural gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers including Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, Liberty, National Grid, and Unitil. The program empowers residents, businesses, and communities to make energy efficient upgrades by offering a wide range of services, rebates, incentives, trainings, and information.
Mass Save Rebate Requirements
Whole-Home Rebates: enhanced rebates to customers who install heat pumps for whole-home heating and cooling. To qualify for rebates on whole-home heat pumps, customers must submit a completed Whole-Home Heat Pump Verification form with their rebate form.
Partial-Home/Supplemental Rebates: rebates based on equipment size (tonnage) to customers who install heat pumps to supplement an existing heating system or in just a small section of their home. To qualify for rebates on supplemental (or partial-home) heat pumps, integrated controls must be installed in homes with oil or propane back-up.
Integrated Control Rebates (add-on): Customers with existing heat pumps and oil and propane systems that do not currently have integrated controls can receive up to $1,500 when they add them to their systems. These controls can help minimize the use of a boiler or furnace while maximizing the use of a heat pump to get maximum savings and comfort.
What is the expected time to get the rebate payment?
From the point the application is processed and approved, the time should be about 6–8 weeks for payment.
The first step to getting the Mass Save heat pump rebate
The sponsors of Mass Save sponsors encourage you to work with a qualified contractor such as Neeeco. Our experts can design and install a heat pump system customized to fulfill your heating and cooling needs.
If you have other questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us so that we can help you benefit from the savings and comfort that heat pumps provide. Learn more about how the Mass Save® program works from our FAQs.