How can Mass Save® help you:
Massachusetts residents, if you’re considering upgrading your heating equipment, there’s good news for you! The Mass Save® program is currently offering rebates to residents who are looking to replace their old heating systems with modern heat pumps or high-efficiency furnaces. Here’s a detailed breakdown of what you need to know:
The Power of Mass Save Rebates
Mass Save is a collaborative initiative sponsored by Massachusetts’ natural gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers. The program aims to provide residents with the information and tools they need to make their homes more energy-efficient. As part of their efforts to promote energy savings, they offer rebates to homeowners making significant energy improvements, including the replacement of heating equipment.
How to Qualify for the Rebates
Before you can capitalize on these generous rebates, the first step is to schedule a home energy assessment with Colt Home Services. This assessment will provide a comprehensive report on your home’s current energy efficiency, suggest areas for improvement, and make you eligible for the Mass Save rebates.
An energy specialist from Colt Home Services will evaluate your home’s existing energy use and then make recommendations on how to improve its efficiency. This can range from sealing air leaks to installing insulation or even upgrading your heating system. Once the assessment is complete, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge to make energy-saving improvements and apply for the relevant rebates.
Will Mass Save rebates go down in 2024?
Rebate changes for 2024 have not been released yet. It’s essential to note that rebates from Mass Save can change at any time. Last year, rebates for replacement furnaces saw a decline of over 30%. This significant reduction underscores the importance of acting quickly when considering heating system upgrades. While this year’s rebates are generous, there’s no guarantee that they will remain at the same level in the future.
Schedule Now for Maximum Savings
If you’re a Massachusetts resident keen on improving your home’s energy efficiency while capitalizing on available rebates, there has never been a better time. Start by booking a home energy assessment with Colt Home Services, and set your home on the path to better efficiency, comfort, and savings. Don’t let another year pass by and potentially miss out on even higher rebates. Make your home energy-efficient today!
|Residential HVAC Rebate Changes|
|Air Source Heat Pumps||Partial Home||$1,250 per ton||$1,250 per ton|
|Air Source Heat Pumps||Whole Home||$10,000 per Home*||$10,000 per Home*|
|Hot air furnace with ECM (nat. gas)||95% AFUE – Tier II||$750 per unit||$500 per unit|
|Hot air furnace with ECM (nat. gas)||97% AFUE – Tier II||$1,250 per unit||$1,000 per unit|
|Hot air furnace with ECM (propane)||95% AFUE – Tier II||$750 per unit||$500 per unit|
|*$16,000 for income qualification – this applies to both 2022 and 2023|
More information about rebate options
Enhanced Rebates based on income eligibility
Last year, the Sponsors of Mass Save launched Enhanced Heating & Cooling Equipment Rebates, increasing the rebate available to $16,000 if you live in a one to four unit home, your household income meets certain eligibility requirements, and you’re replacing an existing oil, propane, or electric resistance system with heat pumps. See detailed eligibility criteria.
The Mass Save whole-home rebate of $10,000 is available if you make weatherization updates and install air-source heat pumps to heat and cool your entire home. To verify this the pre-existing heating system must be disconnected and you must complete the Mass Save verification form. To get a Whole-Home Rebate, a home energy assessment, and any recommended insulation are required to get the rebate. The weatherization work must also be completed within 6 months of installing the heat pump to get the rebate.
Even if you’re not replacing your entire HVAC system with air source heat pumps, or just using them to heat and cool part of your home, the Mass Save partial-home rebate is a great option. Unlike the Whole-Home Rebate, to get the partial home rebate you don’t have to have any recommended insulation installed. With that said it is highly recommended. Also, if you get over $1,000 of weatherization work done along with a partial displacement heat pump you will get a $500 bonus rebate on top of all other rebates.
Checklist for getting Mass Save heat pump rebates
- Ask your contractor if they will assist you with rebate preparation for any equipment that they install
- Schedule a no-cost Home Energy Assessment online today with Colt Home Services
- Complete any weatherization recommendations from the Home Energy Assessment
- Call Blue Bear Home Services to install your new heat pump
- Confirm you are getting eligible heat pump equipment
- Have the heat pump installed and complete any recommended insulation work
- Complete the whole-home verification form if you are applying for the whole-home rebate
- Complete the online rebate form
- Wait 6 to 8 weeks for your check to arrive in the mail