Do you qualify for Mass Save Rebates?
If you are looking to purchase new HVAC equipment, you are likely hoping to take advantage of one of the latest rebates available to Massachusetts residents through MassSave. Lawmakers have put together a series of initiatives in their three-year plan to reduce emissions and homeowners’ energy costs. Many people can now save big on electric home heating and water heating equipment, central air conditioning, insulation, and energy-efficient appliances. However, the star of the show is electric heat pumps, a more efficient alternative for those looking to switch from gas or oil. Read our blog here to learn more about heat pumps and whether they are the right choice for you.
If you have used MassSave rebates in the past, it is important to note that there have been many changes made to the program recently, so it is important to read the fine print. However, reading through the 343-page order is not something most of us have time to do so we have taken the pieces that apply to HVAC purchases and summarized them in this blog.
Before you do anything, you will need to check rebate availability in your town. The rebates offered to our customers are only available to those who live in areas whose energy providers are partners with the rebate program. In order to get a rebate in Massachusetts, you will have to make sure you already use, or can switch to, one of the following companies:
Since the exact level of financial support you can receive depends partly on income level, you will need to calculate your household income. The lower your income, the more the state will subsidize. MassSave makes it easy to see if you qualify based on your income. Use their online tool to find out.
There are two income-based programs available and both start with a no-cost Home Energy Assessment. They also offer discounts and no-cost products and services.
Once you have completed these steps, you will know what you qualify for and can use MassSave to switch from oil or gas to electric heat or renewable sources, decrease the cost of your HVAC installation, and save money on your energy bills! Now all that’s left to do is apply.
How to apply:
Complete the verification process by applying online or by calling 1-888-714-3990.
Have the following items handy before you get started:
- Your utility, heating or electric bills
- Proof of income for all household members aged 18 and over
What’s proof of income?
- Pay stubs showing one month of pay
- W-2 Form
- Current monthly benefits statement for SSA (social security), SSI (supplemental security income), SSDI (social security disability insurance), DTA (transitional assistance), unemployment, workers’ compensation, or a current 1099 Form
- If you are self-employed, your most recently filed tax return
Find a qualified installer near you
Once you have confirmed your eligibility, find a qualified installer to evaluate your home and help you choose an approved product that will efficiently heat and cool your space.
Complete Rebate Form
After the completion of the system installation, you will need to complete an online rebate form. At CPS, this is something we are happy to help our customers with, as there can be complexities in navigating the process. We can also help answer questions as incentives and offers are subject to change.
If you have any more questions, feel free to reach out to the CPS team and speak with one of our HVAC professionals.
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We hope you found this article helpful and look forward to continuing to ensure your comfort and safety. Thank you for choosing CPS.
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