How to Become an AC Check Contractor
Realize a competitive edge for your business
What is the AC Check Program?
Airflow and Charge (AC) Check is a testing procedure that verifies that central air conditioning and heat pump systems are commissioned properly and in good running condition.
Systems that are properly commissioned have improved efficiency, and create increased comfort and savings for homeowners.
Technicians are trained to perform this testing procedure to ensure proper installation and operation of equipment and systems, which gives your company a real edge on the competition by providing better service to your customers.
Why Become an AC Check Contractor?
Trained AC Check contractors are eligible to receive incentives for installation and verification work and reimbursements for training and diagnostic tool purchases.
Contractors are also able to offer customers generous cooling equipment rebates from Mass Save and 0% HEAT Loan financing on qualifying projects.
For information about eligible equipment and rebates, please visit our Mass Save Electric Heating and Cooling page.
5 Steps to Participation
Register for Training
The ½ day AC Check training class is offered throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, from March through June. The AC Check $200 training fee per technician may be reimbursed upon meeting program requirements. To sign up for an AC Check training class, you may select a location below to register or e-mail HVAC@clearesult.com for more information.
Complete an Online Course Prior to Your Training Class
Once you're registered for an AC Check training class, a link will be provided to a one hour mandatory online course, Introduction to Airflow. Technicians must successfully complete the online course prior to attending the classroom training.
Purchase Diagnostic Equipment
Each technician is required to have their own set of tools for AC Check training and certification. Please refer to the list of trainer-recommended tool packages to ensure your technicians are equipped with the proper testing equipment prior to attending the training class. If tools must be purchased, retain a copy of the receipt. Contractors are eligible to receive a reimbursement of up to $150 per certified technician upon meeting program requirements.
Complete an In Person Training Class
The training course lasts approximately four hours and you must bring your diagnostic equipment to participate. Upon successful completion of training, a technician will become AC Check Certified, receive a Tech ID, and be provided with instructions for how to submit AC Check tests through the program.
Complete AC Check Tests & Apply for Benefit
Once a certified technician has completed at least three passing AC Check tests within one calendar year of completing training, contractors can complete the Contractor Web Listing, Training and Tool Reimbursement Application and become eligible to receive the full benefits of the program, including:
Training & Tool Reimbursement:
Contractors can apply to receive $200 for training reimbursement and up to $150 for tool purchases, per certified technician.
Upon completion of the required AC Check tests, your company is eligible to be included on Mass Save’s online list of AC Check Trained Contractors.
Once on the list of AC Check Trained Contractors, you are able to offer your customers the Mass Save 0% HEAT Loan financing for installation of central air conditioning and heat pump systems.