Rebates

Making more Massachusetts homes and businesses energy efficient.

What Are Some of The Programs?

Smart Thermostats

You can reduce your home’s energy costs by installing a new wireless enabled or programmable thermostat. Plus, rebates of up to $100 are available to help lower the cost of your new thermostat.

Eligibility

  • Must be a Massachusetts residential gas heating or electric customer of Berkshire Gas, Blackstone Gas, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Eversource, Liberty Utilities, National Grid, or Unitil
  • Equipment purchases and installations made between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 are eligible
  • Must purchase a new wireless-enabled or programmable thermostat. Refurbished units are not eligible. Wireless connection must be enabled
  • Rebate form must be filled out completely, signed, and accompanied by dated receipts or invoices, and received by the Program within 60 days from installation date
  • Equipment installation may be subject to a verification inspection
  • Maximum rebate cannot exceed purchase price (excluding any taxes)
  • Thermostats may be available at no cost through the Income Eligible Program
  • Is a ductless mini-split heating/ac system right for your home?

Call or email us for information on how to purchase a new wireless-enabled or programmable thermostat or to schedule installation of a previously purchased thermostat. We’ll even point you in the right direction to get reimbursed!

Central Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps

Mass Save® offers rebates up to $500 to residential electric customers for installing qualified high-efficiency central air conditioning systems or central heat pumps.

What’s 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.

Central Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Rebate Amounts

Most people throughout the Boston and New England region have heard of ductless cooling and heating systems. You might have even seen those small, indoor devices installed on walls in homes, restaurants and buildings, but you’re probably not too sure if a ductless mini split system is right for your home. Our team has installed ductless mini-split systems, including the popular Mitsubishi ductless mini split system, in homes and businesses across the North Shore.

Here’s why you might want a ductless mini-split system:

    • Central Air Conditioning System – $250
    • No gas required.
    • Central Heat Pump – Up to $500
    • Mini-Split Heat Pump – Up to $300 per indoor unit
    • When installed in the right application, it’s highly efficient.
    • No ducts required! Instead, mini-splits distribute heat by blowing it into a room straight from the devices located on the room’s ceiling, wall or floor.
    • If needed, they can use a forced air system instead, using a central air handler and a duct system. They can help heat and cool all homes and businesses.
    • They’re less disruptive to install.
    • They allow you to control zones within your home. If you like it warmer in one room, but prefer it cooler in another room, a ductless mini-split system can make it happen.
    • In typical applications, installations only take up to 2 days
    • 12-year parts and 12-year compressor warranty for residential products.

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.

Here’s why you might not want a ductless mini-split system:

Mini-Split Heat Pump Rebate Amounts

    • Up to $300 per indoor unit
    • The up-front cost of a ductless system can turn folks off. For a single room solution, ductless units can be more costly than window units.
    • Ductless units aren’t necessarily design friendly. However, many homeowners who had us install ductless systems in their homes report that they completely forget the unit is there.

What You Should Know:

When is a ductless mini-split system the right application?

In our years of experience helping our neighbors keep their homes and businesses comfortable all year long, we’ve learned that no two situations are identical. That’s why we provide free consultations to show our clients all of their options and help them come to the best decision to meet their needs.

Generally speaking, however, we’ve also discovered that the best applications for ductless mini-split systems include:

    • Typical objectives of installing a mini-split heat pump can include:
      • Reducing the amount of heat supplied by oil, propane or electric resistance
      • Older homes that lack the capability to add ducting due to insufficient space
      • Heating and cooling the whole house
      • Heating and cooling an individual room
    • For new additions to a home, such as sunrooms, garage apartments and bonus rooms. Heck, we even suggest man-caves or smoking rooms use a ductless system so that if you smoke cigars, you won’t share the air with the rest of the house.
    • 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
    • Downsizing efforts. For example, if you rarely use several rooms in your home, why not make the main thermostat run minimally, and install a ductless system in your master bedroom and main living area?

    How the Electric Heating & Cooling Rebate Program Works:

    1. Contact us to determine which equipment is right for your home
    2. We will review the Central AC/Heat Pump Rebate application or Mini-Split Heat Pump Rebate application with you
    3. We will help you fill out and submit applicable rebate forms

    Eligibility

    • Must be a Massachusetts residential electric customer of Cape Light Compact, Eversource, National Grid, or Unitil
    • Equipment purchases and installations made between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 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.
    • For the ultimate control. If your family fights over the temperature inside your home, you might want to look into a ductless system.
    • Adding A/C to an existing home. We’ll be the first ones to tell you that installing a ductless system is an investment. But it’s certainly less an investment than adding ductwork into your entire home.

Air-Source Heat Pumps

MassCEC offers awards to residences that install qualifying air-source heat pump (ASHP) systems, which provide highly efficient heating and cooling. Incentives are available both for qualifying mini-split (single head, multi-head, and central) systems. This program is part of MassCEC’s $30 million Clean Heating and Cooling program, which supports technologies that provide customer cost savings and environmental benefits while maintaining a high level of comfort and reliability.

What is an Air-Source Heat Pump?

Air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) can provide cost-effective and energy-efficient heating and cooling for your home. While traditional systems burn fuel to create heat, a heat pump instead works by moving heat into or out of a home. Though they require electricity to operate, efficient ASHPs use 40 percent to 70 percent less electricity than traditional electric-resistance heating.

Who’s eligible?

Rebates are available for new or existing homes that meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Have Eversource, National Grid, Unitil, or an eligible municipal light plant, as their electric provider.
  2. Use the installed air-source heat pump (ASHP) for heating consistently throughout the winter.
  3. No matter what you choose, always go with a trusted heating and cooling contractor.

  4. Work with a participating installer (which we are)
  5. Install ASHPs from MassCEC’s list of eligible equipment.
  6. Have had a home energy audit completed within the last four years or have one scheduled within six months of project completion. Please read through our program FAQs for answers to questions about home energy audit requirements and exceptions.

Air-Source Heat Pump Rebate Amounts

Rebate levels for qualifying Projects are outlined in the table below. They are subject to change at the sole discretion of MassCEC.

Rebate Type

Single-Head Ductless System

Central or Multi-Head Systems

Maximum # of outdoor units eligible

Maximum Rebate per Project Site

Proper system sizing and installation is absolutely critical to getting the touted benefits from a ductless system.

Your ductless system will never work properly if the system is the wrong size, the wall penetration isn’t sealed correctly, or the sensitive electronics are mishandled.

The extra money you spend to have a pro do the job is worth it.

Residential

Base Rebate

$625 per system

$625 per 12,000 BTU/hr*

3

$2,500

120% IncomeBased Rebate

$800 per system

$800 per 12,000 BTU/hr*

3

$3,200

80% IncomeBased Rebate**

$1,500 per system

$1,500 per 12,000 BTU/hr*

3

$6,000

Small-Scale Entities

Base Rebate

$625 per system

$625 per 12,000 BTU/hr*

20

$12,500

Public/Non-Profit Rebate

$800 per system

$800 per 12,000 BTU/hr*

20

$16,000

Affordable Housing Rebate

$1,500 per system

$1,500 per 12,000 BTU/hr*

20

$25,000

*For the purposes of determining rebate levels for central of multi-head systems, MassCEC uses the system’s maximum heating capacity (BTU/hr) at 5° F.

**Note: The 80% Income-Based Rebate is only available to households that are replacing or supplementing existing electric resistance heating systems.

1. Base Rebate. Available to all Projects meeting the eligibility requirements outlined in Section 2, including installing eligible equipment listed Section 2.6.

2. 120% Income-Based Rebate. Available to all Projects meeting the Base Rebate requirements and the income eligibility requirements for households below 120% of the Massachusetts state median income. (Section 2.4).

3. 80% Income-Based Rebate. Available to all Projects meeting the Base Rebate requirements and offsetting electric resistance heat and meeting the income eligibility requirements for households below 80% of the Massachusetts state median income (Section 2.4).

4. Public/Non-Profit Rebate. Available to Projects with public or non-profit System Owners, as outlined in Section 2.4.

5. Affordable Housing Rebate. Available to commercial entities meeting requirements as outlined in Section 2.4.

Residential Rebate Limits

Residential Applicants may install a combination of single-head and multi-head systems. Each residence is eligible for a maximum rebate of $2,500 per Project Site at the base rebate level, $3,200 with the 120% Income-Based Rebate, or $6,000 with the 80% Income-Based Rebate.

• Rebates for single-head ductless systems are available to support the first three units installed. Residences may install more than three systems, though the rebate will only support the first three installed.

• Rebates for central or multi-head systems are limited to 48,000 BTU/hr of heating capacity (maximum heating capacity at 5° F). Residences may install systems with greater capacity, though the rebate will only support the first 48,000 BTU/hr of heating capacity installed.

For-Profit, Public, Non-Profit, and Affordable Housing Rebate Limits

For-Profit, Public, Non-Profit, and Affordable Housing Applicants may install a combination of single-head and multi-head systems. Each For-Profit Project Site is eligible for a maximum rebate of $12,500. Each Public and Non-Profit Project Site is eligible for a maximum rebate of $16,000. Each Affordable Housing Project Site is eligible for a maximum rebate of $30,000.

• Rebates for single-head ductless systems are available to support the first 20 units installed. Project Sites may install more than 20 systems, though the rebate will only support the first 20 installed.

• Rebates for central or multi-head systems are limited to 240,000 BTU/hr of heating capacity (maximum heating capacity at 5° F). Project Sites may install systems with greater capacity, though the rebate will only support the first 240,000 BTU/hr of heating capacity installed.

Residential New Construction Program

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If you’re building your own single-family home or a multi-level, multi-family house, you could earn between $350 and $4,500 per unit in rebates. And if you install energy efficient heating systems and water heating units, you can qualify for even more rebates!

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