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Understanding the Different Types of Energy Rebates in MA

If you’re a Massachusetts homeowner and you’re looking to upgrade your HVAC system and save some money in the process, this is a great time to do it.

It seems like home energy rebates in MA are available everywhere, from Mass Save to the Inflation Reduction Act. In addition, there are some great new HVAC products available that have become serious bargains due to energy rebates.

To get those bargains, though, you have to know how energy rebates work. That means understanding which governmental agency is offering rebates, what products they can be used for, and how to fill out the paperwork and apply.

At 128 Plumbing we’re familiar with these products and programs. We’ve been involved in home energy savings for years, and we’re licensed contractors for programs like Mass Save. We can help you navigate the energy rebate system and make the right decisions for your needs as a homeowner.


Mastering the Mass Save Home Energy Rebates

The key to getting the best rebates for home energy is to know how Mass Save works. There are many kinds of rebates available, but to the uninitiated, the program can seem like a bit of a maze.

The key is to divide and conquer. Tackling Mass Save rebates by dividing them into categories is definitely the way to go, so let’s start with heat pumps.


Mass Save Heat Pump Rebates and How They Work

Heat pumps definitely come with the largest rebates. A heat pump rebate can save you a lot of money on your energy bill by providing you with clean energy that better for the environment, and both the state and the government are pushing hard to get more homeowners to purchase them.

So how much are we talking about? An air source heat pump purchase comes with a rebate of up to $10,000, while ground source heat pumps raise the possible rebate amount to $15,000

But there’s more. The integrated controls that make smart decisions to regulate the temperature of your home with a heat pump system come with a $1500 rebate. And if you buy a heat pump-based water heater, it comes with an instant discount of $750.

Other rebates are associated with gas, oil and propane water heaters. Here are the specific rebate numbers:

  • Gas heating and water heaters. The rebates here run to $2,000 for heating equipment, and up to $550 for water heaters.
  • Oil heating and water heaters. You can get up to $500 for heating equipment in this category, and up to $300 for water heaters.
  • Propane heating and water heaters. There are rebates of up to $2,000 for heating equipment, and up to $550 for water heaters.


How Mass Save Rebates Can Cut Your Home Energy Bill and Save Energy

Another important Mass Save rebate applies to thermostats. It might not seem like you can save much on your home energy bill with such a simple device, but smart, programmable thermostats can make a big difference in your energy bill.

Not only that, you can get paid for saving money. Using Mass Save, you can get an instant discount or a rebate for up to $100, with the discount or rebate depending on what kind of device you buy.


Save Energy Costs with Appliance Energy Rebates

When it comes to energy savings, appliances are getting a serious makeover. Under Mass Save, you can get a rebate of up to $500 if you buy an induction stove, although it’s important to go through the pre-qualification for this rebate.

Here are some of the other appliance rebates that are available:

  • Clothes dryers. Rebates up to $50 dollars are available.
  • Washers. The rebate amount here goes up to $150 if you pre-qualify.
  • Dehumidifiers. Rebates of up to $30 are available.


Enhance Your Home Energy Savings with a HEAT Loan

It’s great to get rebates, but you can save even more money by capitalizing on a related Mass Save program called a HEAT loan.

In this program, you can get a 0 percent loan for up to $25,000 if you used the money for home improvements that make you more energy efficient.

That means you can use the money to buy equipment and products that are covered under the Mass Save rebate program and save even more money.


Save Energy and Money with Mass Save Incentives

In addition to rebates, some parts of the Mass Save money-saving programs are listed as incentives. Two examples would be insulation—here’s how the incentives work:

  • Home insulation. Insulation is an important and effective way to make your home more energy efficient, and if you do it via Mass Save you can get a discount of as much as 75-100 percent off your insulation purchase. Insulation seals off air leaks throughout your home, and the energy savings can be considerable.
  • Windows. Energy-efficient windows can help save you a lot of money on your home heating and cooling bills as well, but only if you pre-qualify and buy windows that are certified by Energy Star.

A high Energy Star rating verifies that you’re getting a great value to go with the discount incentives.


How to Apply for Mass Save Energy Rebates in Massachusetts

If you’re going to make multiple purchases where Mass Save rebates apply, it’s a good idea to get help with the application process.

The forms can be complicated, but 128 Plumbing is a certified contractor for Mass Save equipment and heating and cooling products, so we can definitely help you negotiate them.

In addition, we have experience with all of these products. Whatever you’re looking for, we can make the best recommendation so that you get what you need.


Maximize Your Home Energy Rebates With 128 Plumbing

Evaluating your eligibility home energy rebates can be confusing when you try and size up all the Mass Save options for equipment, but at 128 Plumbing we have years of experience recommending heating and cooling equipment.

We can do a home energy assessment that will help you understand your Mass Save furnace rebate situation, and we can also make appropriate recommendations about your home energy system.

The process starts with a phone call, and the numbers are (888) 419-4233 or (781) 670-3261. We’ll answer your questions and guide you through the process, and we can also schedule you for a home heating efficiency visit to evaluate your current system.

To get even more information, you can also go to 128Plumbing.com and start a live chat, and we have some great blogs and articles there to help educate you about home energy rebates and other forms of savings that are available.

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