Electric Heating and Cooling Equipment

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Integrated Controls

Central Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps

Mini-Split heat Pumps

 

Integrated Controls

For customers who heat their homes with oil or propane, effectively using heat pumps with your existing heating system can reduce your heating costs. By installing an Integrated Control, the system can automatically switch from heating with your heat pump to your conventional heating system based on a preselected outdoor temperature. This allows for maximum comfort and cost savings throughout the winter months. The Sponsors of Mass Save provides generous Fuel Optimization rebates to encourage the reduction of high CO2 heating fuels. To receive rebates, eligible candidates must heat primarily with oil or propane, and install a qualifying central heat pump or mini-split heat pump with an approved integrated control. In addition, for customers who heat primarily with electric resistance baseboard, Fuel Optimization rebates are also available to you, however, Integrated Controls are not applicable or required.

 

Central Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps

Sponsors of Mass Save® offers a variety of rebates 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 Air Conditioning system, but provides both heating and cooling by using the difference between outdoor air temperatures and indoor air temperatures to cool and heat your home. Using air heat pumps in the winter to complement your existing heating system can reduce your overall heating costs.

 

Central Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Rebate

 

STANDARD CENTRAL AC/HP REBATES
Equipment Type Efficiency Requirements Rebate Amount1
Central Air Conditioning AHRI SEER 16, EER 13 $50 per ton
Central Heat Pump Refer to Heat Pump Qualified Products List at MassSave.com/HPQPL $250 per ton

 

FUEL OPTIMIZATION REBATES
Equipment Type Efficiency Requirements Primary Fuel Type Additional Requirements Rebate Amount1
Central Heat Pump Refer to Heat Pump Qualified Products List at MassSave.com/HPQPL Oil or Propane Integrated Controls2 required unless central heating system is removed3. Refer to Integrated Controls Qualified Products List at MassSave.com/ICQPL $1,250 per ton
Electric Resistance Heat 900 kWh difference between sum of 3 winter-usage and 3 lowest-usage months.
Integrated Controls2 Add-on to existing central heat pump
Oil or Propane Refer to Integrated Controls Qualified Products List at MassSave.com/ICQPL Up to $500 per indoor unit, max of $1,500
1Actual tons are calculated based on AHRI cooling capacity divided by 12,000 BTUs. Rebate amount based on actual tons.
2Integrated controls are either approved control packages or dual fuel thermostats that switch between an heat pump and a central heating system.
3The Sponsor of Mass Save do not recommend fully replacing existing central heating systems with heat pump equipment. Customers that choose to do so may access the Fuel Optimization incentive levels without the installation of an integrated control.
Please see Terms & Conditions for full requirements. Cannot be combined with other rebate for same equipment.

 


 

Mini-Split Heat Pumps

Sponsors of Mass Save® offer a variety of rebates to residential electric customers for installing qualified Mini-Split Heat Pumps.

 

 

What’s a Mini-Split Heat Pump?

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.

 

Today's heat pump can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 50% compared to electric resistance heating such as furnaces and baseboard heaters.

 

Mini-Split Heat Pump Rebate Amounts

 

Standard Mini-Split Heat Pump Rebates
Equipment Type Delivery Method Rebate Amount1
Mini-Split Heat Pump Refer to Heat Pump Qualified Products List at MassSave.com/HPQPL $250 per ton

 

Fuel Optimization Rebates
Equipment Type Efficiency Requirements Primary Fuel Type Additional Requirements Rebate Amount1
Mini-Split Heat Pump Refer to Heat Pump Qualified Products List at MassSave.com/HPQPL Oil or Propane Integrated Controls required unless central heating system is removed. Refer to Heat Pump Qualified Products List at MassSave.com/HPQPL $1,250 per ton
Electric Resistance Heat 900 kWh difference between sum of 3 winter-usage and 3 lowest-usage months
Integrated Controls  Add-on to existing mini-split heat pump Oil or Propane Refer to Integrated Controls Qualified Products List at MassSave.com/ICQPL Up to $500 per indoor unit, max of $1,500
1Actual tons are calculated based on AHRI cooling capacity divided by 12,000btus. Rebate amount based on actual tons
2Integrated Controls are either approved control packages or dual fuel thermostats that switch between a heat pump and a central heating system
3The sponsors of Mass Save do not recommend fully replacing existing central heating systems with heat pump equipment. Customers that choose to do so may access the Fuel Optimization incentive levels without the installation of an integrated control.
Cannot be combined with other rebates for same equipment. Please see Terms and Conditions for full requirements.

 


 

What You Should Know

Integrated Controls must be selected from the Integrated Controls Qualified Products List to be eligible for rebate.

Typical objectives of installing a heat pump can include:

  • Reducing the amount of heat supplied by oil, propane or electric resistance
  • Heating and cooling the whole house
  • Heating and cooling an individual room
  • 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.
  • Heat pumps can be installed by any Massachusetts State-licensed HVAC contractor.
  • As with any home improvement, it is good practice to obtain quotes from multiple contractors.

 

How the Electric Heating & Cooling Rebate Program Works:

  • 1

    Contact your preferred HVAC contractor* to determine which equipment is right for your home. Here is a list of Mass Save measureQuick Qualified Contractors if you don’t have one. We train them in the installation procedures such as proper duct sealing, airflow measurements, and appropriate sizing for your living space to ensure equipment operates efficiently.

  • 2

    Have your contractor review the Heat Pump/Central AC or Mini-Split Heat Pump Rebate Application with you.

  • 3

    When the work is completed by a licensed contractor, fill out and submit the applicable rebate form along with  a dated receipt and contractor invoice showing the make, model and date of installation. To submit online, go to MassSave.com/Rebates.

 

Interested in Financing Your New Equipment?

The Sponsors of Mass Save are buying down interest rates to make energy efficiency more affordable for Massachusetts residents. With our HEAT Loan, you could qualify for a loan of up to $25,000 toward qualified energy efficient home improvements with terms up to seven years, depending on your Sponsor and the loan provider. Central air conditioners and heat pumps must be installed by a measureQuick trained contractor in order to be eligible for HEAT loan financing. To get started, call us at 866-527-7283 to schedule a Home Energy Assessment. A Mass Save representative will review the results of the assessment, let you know which improvements would be eligible for HEAT Loan financing, and give you all the paperwork you need.

 

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, 2020 and December 31, 2020 are eligible
  • Equipment must be installed by a licensed heating contractor or plumber.
  • Municipal electric customers (who do live in a Mass Save sponsored territory) 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 more information about the rebates offered on qualified equipment, call 1-800-232-0672 or email [email protected].

 

 

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