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MassSave Heating and Cooling Rebates Available for 2019

MassSave Heating and Cooling Rebates Available for 2019

MassSave is offering new rebates and incentives on residential heating and cooling products and installation. Now is a good time to consider upgrading, replacing or converting your heating and cooling equipment.

New heat pumps, furnaces or boilers can save money on your heating and cooling bills year-round. If your home heating and cooling equipment was installed before 1992, your savings could be even larger. The new rebate programs also allow you to save on conversions from one fuel type to another.

Just a note about the acronyms and abbreviations you’ll find below:
AFUE: Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency
EER: Energy Efficiency Ratio
HSPF: Heating Season Performance Factor
SEER: Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio

Here is a look at some of the new rebate programs.

Air conditioning

The available air conditioning rebates are based on the size and the efficiency of the air conditioner. If you have an old ducted air conditioning system or you want to install a new one, you can claim a rebate of $50 per ton rebate. This assumes that your new air conditioning system has a SEER ≥ 16 and an EER ≥ 13.

Air Source Heat Pump Rebates

You can claim a rebate of $350 per ton on air source heat pumps that have a SEER ≥ 15 and a HSPF ≥ 9.

If you would like to use an oil or propane system in combination with an air source heat pump, you can also claim a rebate of $1,000 per ton on an air source heat pump with a SEER ≥ 15 and an HSPF ≥ 9 if the replacement system also features integrated controls. Integrated controls manage the selection of either the oil/propane system or the air source heat pump, depending on the outside temperature. You could instead claim a rebate of $1,600 per ton if the selected air source heat pump meets the Cold-Climate Air-Source Heat Pump Specification V3.0 and features integrated controls.

You can claim a credit of $150/ton on a ductless air source heat pump, provided the selected system meets the Cold-Climate Air-Source Heat Pump Specification V3.0.

If you already use an air source heat pump and an oil/propane system in combination, you can claim a rebate of between $500-$1,500 if you add qualified integrated controls to your system. You can claim one $500 rebate for each zone, up to a maximum of $1,500.

Natural Gas Furnace and Boiler Rebates

If you want to install or replace a warm-air furnace, you can claim a rebate of between $950 and $1,250, depending upon the efficiency of the new system. To qualify for this rebate, the replacement furnace must be at least 95% efficient and must be equipped with an Electronic Commutated Motor (ECM) or an advanced furnace fan system.

If you want to replace a forced hot water boiler, you can claim a rebate of $2,000 on boilers with an AFUE ≥90% and outdoor reset controls. On new boilers with a AFUE ≥95%, the rebate climbs to $2,750, provided the new unit also has an outdoor reset control.

On combination condensing boilers/on-demand water heaters, you can claim a rebate of $2,400, provided that the new boiler has an AFUE ≥ 95% and is a single-unit device.

If you do not want to replace your boiler, but you’d like to make it more efficient, consider adding an outdoor reset control. An ORC can be added to an existing unit to help make your home more comfortable on milder winter days that don’t require maximum output from your boiler. Outdoor reset controls can lower your heating costs between 5% and 30%, depending upon the boiler and temperature conditions. If you have an oil or propane boiler, you can claim a $100 rebate on an after-market ORC. If you have a natural gas boiler, you can claim a rebate of $225.

If you’d like more information about these rebate programs, or would like to know how you can take advantage of them, please contact us at Boston Standard Company at (617) 288-2911. We’ll be happy to explain your options, make recommendations and start the installation and rebate processes.

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Spring is the Season To Save on Heating and Cooling!

If you want to save money on heating and cooling equipment, right now is the time to act! Here are two great programs that you can take advantage of immediately!

Early Furnace/Boiler Replacement Programs

Once again, MassSave is offering excellent rebates on the installation of qualifying furnaces or boilers that replace old, working equipment! That’s right – MassSave will pay you between $750 and $4,000 to retire your hard-working-yet-inefficient furnaces and boilers. The incentives on boilers apply to new equipment with an AFUE efficiency rating of between 84% and 90%+. Incentives also apply to ECM-equipped furnaces rated at an efficiency of 86% or better for fuel oil, or 95% or better for propane or natural gas.

The incentives are available to both homeowners and non-homeowners of currently occupied properties. The incentives cannot be used to convert from one fuel type to another, and they are not available for new construction. Additionally, working boilers must have been in service for at least 30 years, and working furnaces must have been in service for at least 12 years.

To start the process, a qualified installer must conduct a site visit between April 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015 and the qualifying new equipment must be installed and invoiced on or before October 30, 2015.

Air Source Heat Pumps

Great news! The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (Mass CEC) has extended the rebate period for qualifying air-source heat pumps. Rebates of between $750 and $3,750 are available until May 31, 2015. The rebate amount depends upon the type and size of heat pump you purchase and install.
Heat pumps offer a high-quality, cost-effective way to heat and cool a whole house, or a portion of a home. They’re often used to provide supplemental heat in areas with no ductwork, in additions, basements and attics.

With this program, you can combine the rebate you receive from the Mass CEC with other rebate programs offered through MassSave and CoolSmart. The program is a great way to maximize your savings on the purchase and installation of a heat pump. You also get the added benefits of lowered heating and cooling costs, and greater comfort throughout your home.

Boston Standard Plumbing & Heating is a certified Trane Comfort Specialist and a Mitsubishi Diamond Dealer. We offer a number of qualifying options!

For more information about either (or both) program(s), please give us a call at Boston Standard Plumbing & Heating at (617) 288-2911.