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 incentives to help you upgrade or switch to Heat Pump Technology. You can find our more information on our rebates for both Central Heat Pumps and Mini Split Heat Pumps.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps
What is a Mini-Split Heat Pump?
Mini-split heat pumps are efficient HVAC systems that can produce cooling for the summer months and heating in the winter months. A mini-split system is composed of two components: an outdoor condensing unit and one or more indoor air handling units, connected by a conduit through your wall.
Mini-Split Heat Pump Rebate Amounts
|Standard Mini-Split Heat Pump Rebates|
|Equipment Type||Delivery Method||Efficiency Requirements||Rebate Amount1|
|Mini-Split Heat Pump||Non-Ducted||Must be on the NEEP Qualified Product List. Visit ashp.NEEP.org||$150 per ton|
|Ducted, Mixed-Ducted||AHRI SEER ≥ 15, HSPF ≥ 9||$350 per ton|
|Fuel Optimization Rebates|
|Equipment Type||Primary Fuel Type||Delivery Method||Efficiency Requirements||Additional Requirements||Rebate Amount1|
|Mini-Split Heat Pump||Oil or Propane||Ducted, Mixed-Ducted||AHRI SEER ≥ 15, HSPF ≥ 9||Integrated Controls2 required unless central heating system is removed4. Refer to qualified product list MassSave.com/ICQPL||$1,000 per ton|
|Non-Ducted||Must be on the NEEP3 Qualified Product List. Visit ashp.NEEP.org||$1,600 per ton|
|Electric Heat||Ducted, Mixed-Ducted||AHRI SEER ≥ 15, HSPF ≥ 9||900 kWh difference between sum of 3 winter usage and 3 lowest-usage months||$1,000 per ton|
|Non-Ducted||Must be on the NEEP3 Qualified Product List. Visit ashp.NEEP.org|
|Integrated Control2||Oil or Propane||Ducted, Mixed-Ducted, Non-Ducted||Add-on to existing mini-split heat pump||Refer to qualified product list at MassSave.com/ICQPL||Up to $500 per indoor unit, max of $1,500|
|1Actual tons are calculated based on AHRI cooling capacity divided by 12,000btus. Rebate amount based on actual tons
2Integrated Controls are either approved control packages or dual fuel thermostats that switch between an heat pump and a Central Heating System
3NEEP requirements meet or exceed SEER ≥ 15, HSPF ≥ 10, COP 1.75 at 5°F
4The sponsors of Mass Save do not recommend fully replacing existing central heating systems with heat pump equipment. Customers that choose to do so may access the Fuel Optimization incentive levels without the installation of an integrated control.
Cannot be combined with other rebates for same equipment. Please see Terma & Conditions for full requirements.
Central Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps
What is a Central Heat Pump?
A central heat pump operates on the same principles as a central AC system, but is able to provide heating as well as cooling by using the difference between outdoor air temperatures and indoor air temperatures to cool and heat your home. Using air heat pumps in the winter to complement your existing heating system can reduce your overall heating costs. The Sponsors of Mass Save offer training to participating contractors on proper installation, such as duct sealing, airflow measurements, and appropriate sizing for your living space, to ensure equipment operates efficiently.
Central Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Rebate Amounts
|Standard Central AC/HP Rebates|
|Equipment Type||Efficiency Requirements||Rebate Amount1|
|Central Air Conditioning||AHRI SEER ≥ 16, EER ≥ 13||$50 per ton|
|Central Heat Pump||AHRI SEER ≥ 15, HSPF ≥ 9||$350 per ton|
|Fuel Optimization Rebates|
|Equipment Type||Primary Fuel Type||Efficiency Requirements||Additional Requirements||Rebate Amount1|
|Central Heat Pump||Oil or Propane||AHRI SEER ≥ 15, HSPF ≥ 9||Integrated Controls2 required unless central heating system is removed3. Refer to qualified product list at MassSave.com/ICQPL||$1,000 per ton|
|Integrated Controls2||Oil or Propane||Add-on to existing central heat pump||Refer to qualified product list at MassSave.com/ICQPL||Up to $500 per indoor unit, max of $1500|
|1Actual tons are calculated based on AHRI cooling capacity divided by 12,000btus. Rebate amount based on actual tons.
2Integrated controls are either approved control packages or dual fuel thermostats that switch between a heat pump and a central heating system.
3The Sponsor of Mass Save do not recommend fully replacing existing central heating systems with heat pump equipment. Customers that choose to do so may access the Fuel Optimization incentive levels without the installation of an integrated control.
Please see Terms & Conditions for full requirements. Cannot be combined with other rebate for same equipment.
What You Should Know
- Heat pumps can be installed by any MA-licensed HVAC contractor.
- As with any home improvement, it is good practice to obtain quotes from multiple contractors.
- Non-ducted heat pumps must be selected from the NEEP Cold Climate Heat Pump Product List to be eligible for rebate.
- Typical objectives of installing a heat pump can include:
- Reducing the amount of heat supplied by oil, propane or electric resistance
- Heating and cooling the whole house
- Heating and cooling an individual room
- Regardless of your objective, be clear about understanding what size unit is right for your space, and how your mini-split heat pump will perform in freezing temperatures.
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/Central AC or Mini-Split Heat Pump Rebate Application with you.
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.
*The Sponsors of Mass Save trains 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.
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. Central air conditioners and heat pumps must be installed by an AC Check trained 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.
- Must be a Massachusetts residential electric customer of Cape Light Compact, Eversource, National Grid, or Unitil.
- Equipment purchases and installations made between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 are eligible
- Equipment must be installed by a licensed heating contractor or plumber.
- Municipal electric customers are not eligible.
- Equipment installation may be subject to a verification inspection.
- Electric heating and cooling equipment may be available at no cost through the Income Eligible Program. Find out more and see if you qualify.
How does a heat pump work? Check out the video below.