The mass save mini split rebate program is designed to help Massachusetts residents reduce their utility bills and improve energy efficiency. It offers up to $10,000 in rebates when installing a qualifying ductless mini-split heat pump system.
These systems are easy to install and relatively compact compared to traditional heating and cooling systems. They are also more efficient than other types of systems, so they can save you money on your monthly bills.
You can even recycle your old refrigerator or freezer through the program to earn a $125 rebate toward your new eco-friendly model. Just make sure to have it picked up and removed by an authorized appliance recycler.
Home Energy Assessment
Before you can apply for any of the available Mass Save energy efficiency incentives, you need to get your home assessed at no cost through an authorized Energy Auditor. This is a great way to find out if you are eligible for any of the incentives. Then, you can schedule an appointment to have a qualified Energy Specialist come to your home and walk you through the different financing options available to you.
0% Financing for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
If you have a qualifying energy efficiency improvement, you may be able to get up to $25,000 in 0% interest through the Mass Save HEAT Loan. With this program, you can cover the cost of your home improvements with a fixed rate for up to seven years.
Whole-Home or Partial-Home Rebates
The whole-home rebate is the best option if you are looking to replace your entire heating and cooling system with an air source heat pump. The rebate is based on the capacity of your heat pump, which is calculated by using a per-ton calculation.
Currently, you can receive up to $1,250 per ton, which equates to a maximum rebate of $10,000 for a residential home. However, the full amount of the rebate is not available for single-family homes, multi-family complexes with five or more units, and businesses.
In addition to the whole-home and partial-home rebates, Mass Save has a variety of other incentive programs that can help you save money on your energy bills. These include time-dependent (demand response) programs, appliance recycling, and a home energy audit.
Other Energy-Saving Tips:
You can save up to $1,000 on your furnace by replacing it with an ENERGY STAR certified furnace that is rated at least 95% Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). To qualify for this rebate, the furnace must be installed before January 1, 2019.
Heating Oil/Fuel Buying Co-ops
Many Co-ops are now offering senior discounts and even heating oil delivery services. You can find a list of Co-ops by doing a search on the DOER website.
A home energy audit is free and can be done in just a few hours. The results will allow you to choose an energy-efficient furnace and other home improvement upgrades that will reduce your monthly bill and improve your energy efficiency.
You can also take advantage of the 0% interest Mass Save HEAT Loan to cover your installation costs, or a variety of other energy-saving upgrades such as insulation and other home improvements. If you want to learn more about the benefits of the Mass Save HEAT Loan, or any other home energy improvement programs in Massachusetts, contact us at Neeeco today.