Early Heating and Cooling Equipment Replacement

Retire your old equipment and save.
When you replace inefficient older but functioning heating and cooling equipment you may be eligible for generous rebates of up to $3,500. Existing equipment must be verified before replacement.

 

High-Efficiency Equipment Rebates for the Early Replacement of Natural Gas, Oil and Propane Heating Systems

Fuel Type Equipment Rebate Amount Efficiency Requirements Minimum Age
Oil Furnace w/ECM blower $750 AFUE ≥ 86% At least 12 years old
Forced hot water boiler $1,700 AFUE ≥ 86% At least 30 years old
Steam boiler $1,900 AFUE ≥ 84% At least 30 years old
Propane Furnace w/ECM blower $1,000 AFUE ≥ 95% At least 12 years old
Forced hot water boiler $3,000 Owner occupied – AFUE ≥ 90% At least 30 years old
Forced hot water boiler $3,500 Non-owner occupied* – AFUE ≥ 90% At least 30 years old
Steam boiler $1,900 AFUE ≥ 82% At least 30 years old
Natural Gas Furnace w/ECM blower $1,000 AFUE ≥ 95% At least 12 years old
Forced hot water boiler $3,000 Owner occupied – AFUE ≥ 90% At least 30 years old
Forced hot water boiler $3,500 Non-owner occupied* – AFUE ≥ 90% At least 30 years old
Steam boiler $1,900 AFUE ≥ 82% At least 30 years old

*Proof of permanent residence is required
ECM = Electronically Commutated Motor
AFUE = Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating
SEER = Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio
EER = Energy Efficiency Ratio
HSPF = Heating Seasonal Performance Factor

 

High-Efficiency Equipment Rebates for the Early Replacement of Central AC and Air Source Heat Pump Systems

Fuel Type Equipment Rebate Amount Efficiency Requirements Minimum Age
Electric Central A/C $750 SEER ≥ 16, EER ≥ 13 At least 12 years old
Central heat pump $750 SEER ≥ 16, HSPF ≥ 8.5 At least 12 years old
Central heat pump $1,000 SEER ≥ 18, HSPF ≥ 9.6 At least 12 years old

 

If your equipment does not meet the minimum age requirement or is non-functional, you may still qualify for our standard rebates up to $1,600:

  • Natural gas boiler or furnace
  • Oil boiler or furnace
  • Natural gas boiler or furnace
  • Natural gas boiler or furnace

 

How to Participate

  1. To see if you’re eligible for an early heating or cooling equipment replacement rebate, contact Mass Save at 866-527-SAVE (7283) to schedule your no-cost Mass Save Home Energy Assessment or Site Visit prior to removing your old equipment and installing your new efficient equipment.
    • If you are only interested in the early central A/C or central heat pump rebate, you may contact an Airflow and Charge Check (AC Check) Trained Contractor to verify eligibility.
    • Please note if you are interested in using the HEAT Loan to finance the new equipment, you must have a Home Energy Assessment.
  2. If your equipment is eligible for the early replacement rebate, you will receive the rebate form from your Energy Specialist or AC Check Trained Contractor. The new equipment must meet or exceed the efficiency requirements listed above.
  3. Rebates and other required documentation can be submitted online or by mail.

 

Rebate Eligibility Requirements

Natural Gas, Oil and Propane Heating Systems:
  • Fuel switching/conversion (i.e. oil to gas) is NOT eligible for this offer.
  • Distribution change/conversion (i.e. forced hot air to forced hot water) is NOT eligible for this offer.
  • Must be a Massachusetts residential natural gas or electric customer of Berkshire Gas, Blackstone Gas, Cape Light Compact, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Eversource, Liberty Utilities, National Grid or Unitil.
  • Municipal Electric customers must heat with natural gas provided by a participating Gas Utility.
  • Customer must complete a Mass Save Home Energy Assessment or Site Visit prior to replacing their heating equipment. The existing equipment must be functional and fueled by natural gas, propane, or oil. A boiler must be at least 30 years old, while a furnace must be at least 12 years old.
  • Qualifying equipment must be installed and completed Rebate Form and other required documentation must be submitted by the installation and submission deadlines.
  • Equipment must be installed within a 1–4 unit home.
  • Customers receiving the Early Heating Equipment Replacement Rebates are NOT eligible for any other Mass Save or GasNetworks heating and cooling equipment rebates on installed equipment; however, customers are eligible to apply for 0% financing through the Mass Save HEAT Loan Program.
  • Rebate is only valid for installations between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Rebate must be submitted by January 31, 2018.
  • Equipment installation may be subject to a verification inspection.

 

Central AC and Heat Pump Systems:
  • Must be a Massachusetts residential electric customer of Cape Light Compact, Eversource, National Grid or Unitil.
  • Municipal electric customers are not eligible.
  • Existing equipment must be verified by a Mass Save Home Energy Service Provider or AC Check trained contractor prior to replacement.
  • After choosing a contractor to perform the replacement, the contractor must ensure the new equipment is AHRI rated and meets minimum SEER/EER/HSPF ratings.
  • Rebate is only valid for installations between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Rebate must be submitted by January 31, 2018.
  • Equipment installation may be subject to a verification inspection.
  • Cannot be combined with other Mass Save Heating and Cooling Rebates for the same equipment.