To encourage consumers to heat and cool their homes as efficiently as possible, MassSave offers a number of rebates on heating and cooling equipment. Trying to save money on HVAC equipment in Boston, MA? Then, check out these programs and follow the links to the MassSave website for more details.
Electric Heating and Cooling
If you invest in qualifying electric heating and cooling equipment in Massachusetts, you may be able to claim the following rebates:
- $50 per ton for central air conditioning.
- $250 per ton for a central heat pump.
- $250 per ton for a mini split heat pump.
- $1250 per ton for central or mini split gas or oil heat pumps (integrated controls required if not removing your central heating system) or for switching to an electric resistance heat pump that has at least a 900 kWh difference between the sum of your three winter usage and three lowest usage months.
- $500 per indoor unit, up to $1500 total for adding integrated controls to an existing central or mini split heat pump.
For more information, check out Mass Residential Electric Heating and Cooling Rebates
Gas Heating Equipment
MassSave offers rebates between $950 and $2,750 for eligible natural gas heating equipment including warm air furnaces, forced hot water boilers, and condensing boilers with on-demand hot water. The rebates vary based on the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating of the equipment, and as a general rule of thumb, your rebate increases when you buy more efficient equipment.
Visit, MassSave Natural Gas Heating Equipment to learn more.
Oil Heating Equipment
If you buy an oil-powered furnace with an electronic commutated motor (ECM) and a minimum AFUE of 86%, you can earn a $650 rebate from MassSave. Similarly, a hot water boiler with a minimum 86% AFUE earns you an $800 rebate.
To find out more, go to Mass Residential Rebates for Oil Heating Equipment.
Propane Heating Equipment
For a propane furnace with an ECM motor and a minimum 95% AFUE rating, the rebate is $1,000. You can earn a $1,500 rebate for a hot water boiler with a 90% AFUE, or bump the rebate up to $2,300 by upgrading to a boiler with at least a 95% AFUE. Finally, a condensing boiler with an on-demand water heater and at least a 95% AFUE rating brings in a $2,000 rebate.
Learn more at Propane Heating Equipment Rebates
Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters
In addition to lowering your utility costs, a heat pump water heater with 55 gallon or smaller tank can earn you a $600 rebate, while larger tanks can earn you a $150 rebate. To qualify, small tanks must have a uniform energy factor (UFE) of 2.0 while larger tanks must have at least a 2.7 UFE.
Get more details on how to apply for rebates at Mass Residential Electric Heat Pump Water Heater Rebates
Natural Gas Water Heaters
Prefer heating your water with natural gas? MassSave offers the following rebates:
- $700 for an Energy Star certified on-demand tankless water heater with an UEF of .87 or greater
- $100 for an Energy Star certified storage water heater with a UEF of .64 or greater on medium draw and a UEF of .68 or greater on high draw.
- $500 for an Energy Star certified condensing gas water heater with UEF of .80 or greater.
- $400 on an indirect water heater connected to a natural gas forced hot water boiler.
Go to Mass Residential Natural Gas Water Heaters for more info.
Oil Water Heaters
The potential savings continue when you invest in an indirect oil water heater attached to an oil-fired heating system. If you replace a freestanding or tankless water heater, you can earn a $800 rebate, but unfortunately, solar storage tanks are not eligible.
Check out Oil Water Heater Rebates for more details.
Propane Water Heaters
You can also earn a $400 rebate when you replace a freestanding or tankless water heater with a high-efficiency indirect propane water heater, but again, solar storage tanks are not eligible. To double your rebate to $800, look for an Energy Star certified on-demand tankless propane water heater with an electronic ignition and at least a .87 Energy Factor (EF) or higher.
To learn how to apply for rebates, check out Propane Water Heater Rebates.
Smart and Programmable Thermostats
Smart thermostats let you preset your thermostat and control your home’s temperature remotely, helping to save energy and reduce your utility bills. For 7-day programmable thermostats, you can earn $25 per thermostat on up to four thermostats. The rebate for an Energy Star certified smart thermostat is $100 each for up to four thermostats.
Check out Smart & Programmable Thermostats for more info.
Keep in mind that these programs change frequently. For the most up-to-date information or to learn about the best HVAC equipment for your situation, contact us today. At N.E.T.R., Inc, we have been providing heating and cooling installation, repairs, and service to homes and businesses in the greater Boston area for years, and we look forward to working with you.