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.
Customers making below 80% of the state median income may be eligible for income-qualified offers for installing Heat Pumps and weatherization.
How the Electric Heating & Cooling Rebate Program Works:
Step 1: Contact your Mass Save Participating Heat Pump Installer. Rebates and financing are only available for installations completed by a Heat Pump Installer Network (HPIN) Contractor and for system on the Mass Save Qualified Product List.
Step 2: Have your contractor review the Heat Pump Rebate Application with you. Our whole home heat pump rebates require verification that the home has been sufficiently weatherized to qualify. Start this process early to ensure you have time to complete the required insulation and air-sealing. Customers who are pursuing partial home rebates can receive a $500 bonus for completing weatherization through Cape Light Compact prior to a Heat Pump install. Call 1-800-797-6699 to get started.
Step 3: When the work is completed by an HPIN 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. Whole home rebate applications must include the Whole Home Verification Form.
Our rebate amounts fall into two categories:
Whole-Home Rebates: We offer rebates to customers who currently heat with oil, propane, and electric resistance to install new 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, the existing system must be disabled and heat pumps must be the sole form of heat for the home. 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 and use a Mass Save Heat Pump Installer Network Contractor. Sufficient weatherization can be demonstrated by satisfying at least one of the following requirements: (A) home was built during or after 2000, (B) Home Energy Assessment report indicates less than $1,000 worth of weatherization recommended, or (C) weatherization recommendations made during or after 2013 have been completed.
Heat pumps installed for whole-home heating and cooling that do not meet the weatherization requirement may be eligible for partial-home rebate amounts. Please note, this rebate is only available to residences that are occupied full-time during the winter heating season. Equipment must be installed in individually metered 1-4 unit buildings or townhouses to receive the whole-home rebate.
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). The home must be occupied full-time during the winter heating season to be eligible. 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.
Air Source Heat Pumps
|Air Source Heat Pump Rebates
|Air Source Heat Pumps
|Refer to the MassSave.com/HPQPL
|$10,000 per 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. Equipment must be installed in individually metered 1-4 unit buildings or townhouses to receive the whole-home rebate.
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
|Air to Water Heat Pumps
|Refer to the MassSave.com/HPQPL
|$10,000 per home
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.
|Ground Source Heat Pumps
|Refer to the ENERGY STAR Certified list2
|$15,000 per home*
|$2,000 per ton1, up to $15,000
*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 $50,000 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 rebates and 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.
- This rebate is only available to existing account holders and is not applicable to new construction projects.
- This rebate is only available to residences that are occupied full-time during the winter heating season.
- Equipment must be installed by a contractor participating in the Mass Save Heat Pump Installer Network between January 1, 2024, and December 31, 2024
- Equipment must be listed on the Mass Save Heat Pump Qualified Products List
- Equipment must be new and installed to replace oil, propane, natural gas, or electric baseboard (resistance) as the primary heating system
- Partial-home rebates: an integrated control from the Mass Save Integrated Control Qualified Product List must be installed in homes with a pre-existing heating type of propane, oil, or natural gas
- Whole-home rebates: homes must be sufficiently weatherized prior to heat pump installation and a Whole-Home Heat Pump Verification Form must be completed and signed.
- Rebate form and supporting documentation must be received by February 28, 2025
- Equipment must be installed in individually metered 1-4 unit buildings or townhouses to receive the whole-home rebate.
- Program is subject to change without notice, including rebate and incentive levels. Rebate cannot be combined with other Mass Save incentives for the same equipment. Rebate amount not to exceed total installation cost. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a verification inspection prior to rebate payment. Please allow eight weeks for rebate processing. Sponsor does not warrant the performance of installed equipment. See Terms and Conditions for full requirements.
- Equipment installation may be subject to a verification inspection prior to rebate reimbursement. See Terms and Conditions for full requirements.