Cold Climate Heat Pumps

Cold Climate Heat Pumps are one of the most efficient ways to cool and heat your home. Cape Light Compact offers a number of options and rebates to help you upgrade or switch to Heat Pump Technology.

Curious how much you could save by switching to Heat Pumps? Use our heating comparison calculator to see.
Not sure what Heat Pumps are or if they are right for your home? Download our brochure here.
Looking for heat pump rebates for your business? Check out our offers here.

How the Electric Heating & Cooling Rebate Program Works:

Step 1: Contact your HVAC contractor* to determine which equipment is right for your home.

Step 2: Have your contractor review the Heat Pump Rebate Application with you. Our whole-home rebates require a home energy assessment prior to the heat pump installation to ensure your home is properly weatherized. Start this process early to ensure you have time to complete the required insulation and airsealing.

Step 3: When the work is completed by a licensed contractor, fill out and submit the applicable rebate form along with a dated receipt and contractor invoice showing the make, model, and date of installation, and any additional required information as noted on the application.

*The Sponsors of Mass Save train participating contractors in the installation procedures such as proper duct sealing, airflow measurements, and appropriate sizing for your living space to ensure equipment operates efficiently.

The Compact offers rebates on three different types of Heat Pumps. Click the equipment below to jump to that section of the webpage.


Air Source Heat Pumps

Whole-Home Rebates: We offer enhanced rebates to customers who currently heat with oil, propane, and electric resistance to install heat pumps for whole-home heating and cooling, replacing the existing system. (Natural Gas customers can access heat pump rebates through National Grid) To qualify for rebates on whole-home heat pumps, customers must submit a completed Whole-Home Heat Pump Verification form with their rebate form. Additionally, to qualify customers must complete all weatherization recommendations prior to heat pump installation.

Partial-Home/Supplemental Rebates: We offer rebates based on equipment size (tonnage) to customers who install heat pumps to supplement an existing oil, propane, or electric resistance heating system. To qualify for rebates on supplemental (or partial-home) heat pumps, integrated controls must be installed in homes with oil or propane backup. (Natural Gas customers can access rebates through National Grid). Customers who complete weatherization recommendations made during an energy assessment prior to a partial home heat pump installation may be eligible for a $500 bonus. Ask your energy specialist for more details. 

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Air Source Heat Pump Rebates
Equipment Type Rebate Type Efficiency Requirements Rebate Amount
Air Source Heat Pumps Whole-Home Refer to the MassSave.com/HPQPL $10,000 per home*
Partial-Home $1,250 per ton1, up to $10,000

1. Tons are calculated based on AHRI cooling capacity divided by 12,000 BTUs. Rebate amount based on tons.  

*Rebate not to exceed the purchase price. Multi-family units in complexes with more than four units are not eligible for whole-home rebates.

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.


Air to Water Heat Pumps

The Compact offers rebates to existing residential electric customers for installing qualified Air to Water heat pumps. Fuel Optimization Rebates exist for customers planning to offset their delivered fuel usage and encourage the reduction of high CO2 heating fuels. To qualify for rebates on whole-home heat pumps, customers must submit a completed Whole-Home Heat Pump Verification form with their rebate form. Additionally, to qualify customers must complete all weatherization recommendations prior to heat pump installation.

Whole-Home Heat Pump Rebates
Equipment Type Efficiency Requirements Rebate Amount
Air to Water Heat Pumps Refer to the MassSave.com/HPQPL $10,000 per home
  1. Customers must submit a complete and signed Whole-Home Verification form as a part of their rebate claim.

Geothermal Heat Pumps

The Compact offers rebates to existing residential electric customers who currently heat with oil, propane, or electric resistance baseboard, for installing qualified Geothermal heat pumps to replace the existing system. To qualify for rebates on whole-home heat pumps, customers must submit a completed Whole-Home Heat Pump Verification form with their rebate form. Additionally, to qualify customers must complete all weatherization recommendations prior to heat pump installation.

Equipment Type Rebate Type Efficiency Requirements Rebate Amount
Ground Source Heat Pumps Whole-Home3 Refer to the ENERGY STAR Certified list2 $15,000 per home*
Partial-Home $2,000 per ton1, up to $15,000
  1. Tons are calculated based on AHRI cooling capacity divided by 12,000 BTUs. Rebate amount based on tons.
  2. Ground source heat pumps must be ENERGY STAR certified, qualified, listed with, and certified by AHRI, and meet the program EER and AHRI outdoor unit configuration requirements.
  3. Heat Pumps installed for whole-home heating and cooling that do not meet the weatherization requirement may be eligible for partial-home rebate amounts.

*Rebate not to exceed the purchase price. Multi-family units in complexes with more than four units are not eligible for whole-home rebates.


Interested in Financing Your New Equipment?

The Sponsors of Mass Save are buying down interest rates to make energy efficiency more affordable for Massachusetts residents. With our HEAT Loan, you could qualify for a loan of up to $25,000 toward qualified energy-efficient home improvements with terms up to seven years, depending on your Sponsor and the loan provider. Heat pumps must be installed by a Heat Pump Installer Network contractor in order to be eligible for HEAT loan financing.

To get started, call us at 1-800-797-6699 to schedule a Home Energy Assessment. A Mass Save representative will review the results of the assessment, let you know which improvements would be eligible for HEAT Loan financing, and give you all the paperwork you need.

Have a chimney? We also have a $35 incentive on chimney balloons, a small inflatable device that can help stop drafts. Download the chimney balloon rebate form here.

Eligibility

  • Equipment purchases and installations made between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022 are eligible. Rebate must be postmarked or submitted by Feb. 28, 2023
  • Customers in multi-family units in a complex with more than four units are not eligible for the Whole Home rebate offers but may pursue the partial home rebate amounts. For larger scale conversions of Multi-family units, please visit our Multi-Family page.
  • Equipment must be installed by a licensed contractor
  • Equipment must be used to supplement or replace oil, propane, or electric baseboard (resistance) as a primary heating system –
    • If partially displacing oil or propane heat: integrated controls are required
    • If fully replacing the pre-existing heating system, a Whole-Home Heat Pump Verification Form must be completed and signed
    • Natural gas to Heat Pump conversions are available through National Grid

Rebate form must be filled out completely, signed, accompanied by dated invoices, and received by the Mass Save representative within 60 days of installation

Equipment installation may be subject to a verification inspection prior to rebate reimbursement. See Terms and Conditions for full requirements.

Electric heating and cooling equipment may be available at no cost through the Income Eligible Program.  Find out more and see if you qualify.