An efficient HVAC system can significantly reduce your home's energy use, carbon footprint, and energy costs.

Cape Light Compact is making it easy for Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard residents to switch to an efficient heating and cooling system with enhanced incentives for qualifying residents.

To see if you may qualify for the Compact's Enhanced Residential program, check out our Income Guidelines.


Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are one of the most efficient ways to heat AND cool your home. Learn more about heat pumps here.

Residents who qualify for the Compact's Enhanced Residential program are eligible for 80% of the installed cost of heat pump systems.

Weatherization recommendations made during a Home Energy Assessment must be completed prior to installation to qualify.

Equipment Type Rebate Type Efficiency Requirement Additional Requirement Enhanced Rebate Amount
Air Source Heat Pumps Partial-Home Refer to the Heat Pump Qualified Products List at MassSave.com/HPQPL Heat Pumps must be used to supplement the pre-existing heating system during heating season. If pre-existing system is oil, propane or natural gas, integrated controls must be installed. (Refer to MassSave.com/ICQPL) 80% of Installed Cost
Whole-Home Heat Pumps must be used as the sole source of heating during heating season. Whole-home verification form must be completed and signed.
Air to Water Heat Pump Whole-Home
Ground Source Heat Pumps - Closed Loop Whole-Home Refer to the ENERGY STAR Certified list
Ground Source Heat Pumps - Open Loop Whole-Home
Ground Source Heat Pumps - Closed Loop Partial-Home Heat Pumps must be used to supplement the pre-existing heating system during heating season.
Ground Source Heat Pumps - Open Loop Partial-Home

Condensing Boilers and Furnaces

Weatherization recommendations made during a Home Energy Assessment must be completed prior to installation to qualify.

Fuel Type Equipment Type Efficiency Requirement Additional Requirement Tier I Rebate Amount Tier II Rebate Amount
Oil Hot Air Furnace ≥86% AFUE Customers replacing existing condensing furnaces are not eligible for enhanced rebates. If pursuing enhanced rebates, pre-verification is required prior to installation $6,000
Propane Hot Air Furnace with ECM ≥95% AFUE Customers replacing existing condensing furnaces or boilers are not eligible for higher incentive levels. If pursuing enhanced rebates, pre-verification is required prior to installation. $1,000 $6,000
Hot Water Boiler ≥95% AFUE $1,000 $6,000
Combined Condensing Boiler with On-Demand Water Heater ≥95% AFUE $6,000
Combined Condensing Furnace with On-Demand Water Heater ≥95% AFUE $6,000

Rebates for natural gas systems are available through National Grid, and can be found here.

New system(s) must be replacing an existing residential electric, propane, or oil water heating and/or heating system. Visit Residential New Construction ProgramResidential High-Rise New Construction Program and Renovations and Additions Program to learn more about how to participate in these programs.


How to Apply for Enhanced Rebates

Step 1

Verify eligibility. Confirm that your household income meets the eligibility requirements before applying for rebates. Please call 1-800-797-6699 to get verified.

Step 2

Prepare your home. A Home Energy Assessment is required to participate in this program. Call 1-800-797-6699 or sign up online now.

Step 3

Weatherize your home. All weatherization updates recommended for your home during the Home Energy Assessment must be completed prior to applying for the enhanced rebate. All weatherization work is available at no cost for income-verified customers.

Step 4

Work with a contractor. Heating and cooling equipment must be installed by a licensed contractor. Schedule and complete installation of eligible equipment between July 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022. If you are considering a heat pump, you can find a qualified installer at MassSave.com/FindAHeatPumpInstaller.

Step 5

Consider financing: Interested in 0% financing? Apply for a Mass Save HEAT Loan prior to installing your equipment. Learn more at MassSave.com/HeatLoan.

Step 6

Claim your rebate. After your home is weatherized and your equipment is installed, your Home Energy Specialist will provide access to the enhanced incentive form. Submit the completed form and supporting documents to receive your rebate. Please note that you must verify your income, complete a Home Energy Assessment, and complete all recommended weatherization updates to be eligible for enhanced residential rebates.

Eligibility

  • Please refer to the rebate application for the full set of Terms & Conditions
  • Equipment must be purchased and installed between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022
  • Equipment must be installed by a licensed contractor
  • Equipment must be new and installed to either supplement or replace oil, propane, or electric baseboard (resistance) as primary heating system-
    • Weatherization recommendations made during a Home Energy Assessment must be completed and signed.
  • Equipment installed in individual units in residential 5+ unit complexes, including 1-4 unit buildings that are part of larger complexes, are not eligible for whole-home rebates but may receive the partial-home rebate amounts
  • The rebate form and supporting documentation must be received within 60 days of installation