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.

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/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, 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 four different types of Heat Pumps. Click the equipment below to jump to that section of the webpage.


Mini-Split Heat Pumps 

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.

Click here for tips on how to make sure your mini-split is running as efficiently as possible.

STANDARD MINI-SPLIT REBATES
Equipment Type Delivery Method Efficiency Requirements Rebate Amount1
Mini-Split Heat Pump Non-Ducted Must be on the Mass Save Heat Pump Qualified Product List $250 per ton
Ducted, Mixed-Ducted Must be on the Mass Save Heat Pump Qualified Product List $250 per ton

 

FUEL OPTIMIZATION REBATES
Equipment Type Efficiency Requirements Primary Fuel  Type Additional Requirements Rebate Amount
Mini-Split Heat Pump Refer to Heat Pump Qualified Products List at MassSave.com/HPQPL Oil or Propane Integrated Controls required unless central heating system is removed. Refer to Heat Pump Qualified Products List at MassSave.com/HPQPL $1,250 per ton
Electric Resistance Heat 900 kWh difference between sum of three winter-usage and three lowest-usage months
Integrated Controls Add-on to existing mini-split heat pump Oil or Propane Refer to Integrated Controls Qualified Products 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 12,000 BTUs. 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 Sponsors 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. See Terms and Conditions for full requirements.

 


Central Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps

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.

Click here for tips on how to make sure your Central Heat Pump is running as efficiently as possible.

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 Must be on the Mass Save Qualified Product List $250 per ton

 

FUEL OPTIMIZATION REBATES
Equipment Type Efficiency Requirements Primary Fuel Type Additional Requirements Rebate Amount1
Central Heat Pump Refer to Heat Pump Qualified Products List at MassSave.com/HPQPL Oil or Propane Integrated controls2 required unless central heating system is removed3. Refer to Integrated Controls Qualified Products List at MassSave.com/ICQPL $1,250 per ton
Electric Resistance Heat 900 kWh difference between sum of three winter-usage and three lowest-usage months
Integrated Controls2 Add-on to existing mini-split heat pump Oil or Propane Refer to Integrated Controls Qualified Products 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 12,000 BTUs. 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 Sponsors 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. See Terms and Conditions for full requirements. Cannot be combined with other rebate for same equipment.

 


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.

FUEL OPTIMIZATION REBATES
Equipment Type Efficiency Requirements Primary Fuel Type Rebate Amount1
Air to Water Heat Pump Refer to Heat Pump Qualified Products List at MassSave.com/HPQPL Oil or Propane $1,250 per ton
1Actual tons are calculated based on MassSave.com/HPQPL. Cooling capacity divided by 12,000 BTUs. Rebate amount based on actual tons.

Geothermal Heat Pumps

The Compact offers rebates to existing residential electric customers for installing qualified Geothermal heat pumps. Fuel Optimization Rebates exist for customers planning to offset their delivered fuel usage and encourage the reduction of high CO2 heating fuels.

FUEL OPTIMIZATION REBATES
Equipment Type Efficiency Requirements2 Primary Fuel Type Rebate Amount1,3
Geothermal Heat Pump Energy Star Certified Oil or Propane $2,000 per ton
1Actual tons are calculated based on AHRI cooling capacity divided by 12,000 BTUs. Rebate amount based on actual tons
2Energy Star certified specifications and products can be found on the Energy Star website, here: https://www.energystar.gov/products/heating_cooling/heat_pumps_geothermal
3Rebate for Geothermal Heat Pump not to exceed $15,000.

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.

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, 2021 and December 31, 2021 are eligible. Rebate must be postmarked or submitted by Jan. 31, 2022
  • Equipment must be installed by a licensed heating contractor or plumber.
  • 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.