Heat Pump Rebates 

 Install a high-efficiency heat pump system—and save energy year-round
Heat Pump outside a Massachusetts Business

Heat pump systems offer both heating and cooling in your business space. The Sponsors of Mass Save® are making the purchase and installation of energy-efficient heat pumps affordable for Massachusetts businesses.

The Sponsors offer rebates based on equipment capacity (tonnage) to commercial customers who install heat pumps to supplement or replace a pre-existing oil, propane, natural gas, or electric resistance heating system. To qualify for rebates on heat pumps that partially displace existing heating systems, integrated controls must be installed to coordinate the operation of the primary and back-up units. The Sponsors recommend using an outdoor air temperature switchover point of 30°F or lower when configuring heat pumps to operate alongside existing fossil -fuel systems.

 

Air Source Heat Pumps

AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP REBATES
Equipment Type Equipment Capacity Efficiency Requirements Rebate Amount
EER SEER/IEER COP
Air Source Heat Pumps <5.4 tons Refer to the MassSave.com/HPQPL $2,500 per ton1
≥ 5.4 Tons and < 11.3 Tons 11.1 13.5 3.4
≥ 11.3 Tons and < 20 Tons 10.7 12.5 3.3
≥ 20 Tons and < 50 Tons 9.6 12 3.3
1. Tons are calculated based on AHRI-rated cooling capacity divided by 12,000 btu/h.

 

Air Source Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Heat Pumps

AIR SOURCE VARIABLE REFRIGERANT FLOW REBATES
Equipment Type Equipment Capacity Efficiency Requirements Rebate Amount
EER SEER/IEER COP
Air Source Variable Refrigerant Flow Heat Pump ≥ 5.4 Tons and < 11.3 Tons 11.5 20 3.4 $3,500 per ton1
≥ 11.3 Tons and < 20 Tons 11 18 3.3
≥ 20 Tons and < 50 Tons 9.6 18 3.3
1. Tons are calculated based on AHRI-rated cooling capacity divided by 12,000 btu/h.

 

Ground Source Heat Pumps

GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP REBATES
Equipment Type Equipment Capacity Efficiency Requirements Rebate Amount
EER COP
Ground Source Heat Pump – Open Loop < 50 Tons 15 3.4 $4,500 per ton1
Ground Source Heat Pump – Closed Loop 19 4.0
1. Tons are calculated based on AHRI-rated cooling capacity divided by 12,000 btu/h.

 


 

Eligibility

  • Offers valid only for commercial customers in Massachusetts where Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, Liberty Utilities, National Grid, or Unitil is the Program Sponsor
  • Equipment must be installed between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022
  • Equipment must be used for heating and cooling and must supplement or replace oil, propane, natural gas, or electric resistance as primary heating system
    • Installations that are partially displacing oil, propane, or natural gas an existing fuel must either install an integrated control from the Mass Save Integrated Control QPL or must certify that an existing building control system is capable of operating both the heat pump and conventional heating system in parallel
  • Equipment must be installed by a licensed contractor
  • Completed application and required documentation must be submitted no later than February 28, 2023

Please note: Equipment installation may be subject to an onsite verification. Equipment that has already received a rebate from a Sponsor of Mass Save is not eligible. See Terms & Conditions for full requirements.

For information on incentives for new buildings, heat pumps that will be installed using a hydronic or water-loop internal to the building (i.e., not a ground loop) as a heat source/sink, or for projects installing more than 50 tons (600,000 btu/h), please contact your Sponsor.

C&I Heat Pump installers now have free access to online courses. The Mass Save Energy Efficiency Learning Center (EELC) is an online distance learning portal which features trainings on technical topics, best practices, sales and marketing, and more. The EELC offers a growing selection of training and resources to enhance your participation in energy efficiency programs, brought to you by the Sponsors of Mass Save®. Register now to browse the catalog of courses, modules added to your training list can be started, paused and resumed on your schedule. To register for the EELC, please click here.

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