COOL SMART Central AC Program

Central AC/Heat Pump equipment rebates and Quality Installation Verification (QIV) services

COOL SMART is a residential central air conditioning rebate program that promotes best installation practices through rebates to customers and contractors; training for HVAC technicians/contractors; and the sales and purchase of ENERGY STAR® qualified high-efficiency air conditioning equipment.

The COOL SMART program brings single- and multi-family residential customers together with qualified COOL SMART contractors to take advantage of energy efficiency incentives:

2015 Equipment Rebates

COOL SMART offers equipment rebates up to $500 for the purchase of qualified central AC, heat pump, and ductless mini split heat pump systems:



Seasonal Energy
Efficiency Ratio

Energy Efficiency

Heating Seasonal
Performance Factor

 $250 Central AC
 $500 Central AC
$250 Ducted Air
Source Heat Pump
$500 Ducted Air
Source Heat Pump
NA ≥9.6
$250 Ductless Mini-
Split Heat Pump
NA ≥9
$500 Ductless Mini-
Split Heat Pump
NA ≥11

*Ductless Mini-Split cooling only units are not eligible.

Offer valid on equipment purchased and installed between January 1, 2014-December 31, 2014 (subject to funding availability). All submissions must be postmarked by January 31, 2015. Eligibility based on AHRI SEER and EER rating of outdoor condenser and indoor coil working together. Rounding up of SEER/EER ratings is not acceptable.

Replacing your electric water heater? Learn more about COOL SMART Heat Pump Water Heater Incentives.

Quality Installation Verification (QIV)

Quality Installation Verification (QIV) is available through a growing list of participating contractors. QIV-trained contractors promote efficient installations as well as improvements to existing HVAC systems. COOL SMART's QIV contractors can also offer 0% on qualified central AC/Heat Pump systems. Learn more about Quality Installation Verification or contact a QIV-Trained COOL SMART Contractor.

Mass Save Heat Loan Program

The Mass Save Heat Loan program offers 0% loans to help you make qualified energy efficient home improvements. Learn more about the Mass Save Heat Loan Program.

How the COOL SMART Program Works
Contact your HVAC professional to determine which HVAC equipment is right for your home. Review the mail-in COOL SMART Rebate Application together. When the work is completed, fill out and submit the form. An online application is also available.

See an example of a properly completed COOL SMART Rebate Application.
See a completed contractor invoice.
See a Manual J example.

For more information about the COOL SMART Program
Call 1-800-473-11051-800-473-1105 or email for program details. This program is available to Massachusetts residential electric customers of Cape Light Compact, NSTAR, National Grid, WMECO, and Unitil.