At the beginning of the year, the Sponsors of the Mass Save® program released new incentives to make home energy efficiency more accessible and affordable for Massachusetts residents. Homeowners and renters all over the state are continuing to make their homes more energy efficient, and we have seen an increased interest in the $10,000 rebate for heat pumps.

Is a heat pump just for winter?

The name “heat pump” can be deceiving because a heat pump heats and cools efficiently; its technology is designed for every season! The word “heat” does not signify that it only heats a home. “Heat” is referring to how a heat pump operates. It transfers heat from one place to another, depending on the season. For example, in the summer, a heat pump pulls heat out of the air inside your home and pumps it outside. In the winter, a heat pump gathers heat from outside (yes, there is heat in the air in the winter!) and pumps it into your home.

Can a heat pump stand up to New England winters?

Thanks to advancements in technology, heat pumps can continue to heat your home when temperatures drop – even to -20 degrees Fahrenheit! According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), one of the leaders in heat pump adoption is the state of Maine, which is known for cold temperatures just like Massachusetts.

Does my home need ducts for a heat pump to operate efficiently?

There are many advantages to a heat pump; one of them is customization! If you have ducts in good condition, a heat pump can work with a ducted system already in place. No ducts? No problem! There are ductless options as well that are great for additions or when customer wants to heat and/or cool one room of the house, for example. Ductless mini-splits only require a three-inch hole in the wall to connect the indoor head(s) and outdoor condenser.

Is a heat pump really better for the environment?

A heat pump is the most efficient way to heat and cool your home. “An air-source heat pump can deliver up to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes,” says the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). A heat pump moves heat, instead of generating it and it doesn’t use fossil fuels which harm the environment; it runs off of electricity. This is why you hear the term “electrification” when discussing the benefits of heat pumps.

How much does a heat pump cost?

The price of a system depends on a variety of factors which is why HomeWorks Energy offers a no-cost Heating & Cooling Consultation. A specialist will come to your home, learn about your heating and cooling goals, take measurements, and more to ensure that you get an exact quote for a heat pump system that fits the needs of your home. There’s no cost for this offering – we just understand the importance of having the most accurate information in your hands before you make an important decision for your home and family.

Want to sign up for a no-cost Heating & Cooling Consultation? Click here or call (781) 305-3319 to schedule over the phone.

Is my home a good candidate for a heat pump?

This is why a Heating & Cooling Consultation is so beneficial for customers. We will be able to answer exactly that question! The good news is that we’ve seen heat pumps be an efficient solution for historic homes, new homes, additions, and more. The customization allows our team to create a plan that fits your goals and provides comfort year-round. Your home might even be a good candidate for more than one option, so we’ll walk you through the choices so you can make the best decision. There are barriers to a heat pump installation like inadequate insulation or knob and tube wiring for example, but we help customers work through those issues all of the time!

Are there rebates to help reduce the cost of a heat pump?

To cover the expense of a heat pump, the Sponsors of the Mass Save program are offering a $10,000 rebate toward a heat pump purchase. At HomeWorks Energy, we’ll take care of the paperwork for you, and help you access Mass Save benefits like 0% financing, up to $25,000, up to 7 years to cover the remaining costs.

Financing can be applied to a heat pump purchase or even insulation, plus there are additional incentives to consider like 75-100% off insulation and 100% off air sealing, making your heat pump more effective and your home more efficient. 

Do you have more questions? Are you interested in the price of a heat pump system or curious what the best configuration would be for your home? Sign up for a no-cost Heating & Cooling Consultation with our experts by calling (781) 305-3319 or going here to schedule online. We can help you access any eligible Mass Save incentives that would save you money and energy.

At HomeWorks Energy, it’s our mission to help homeowners and renters in Massachusetts make their homes more energy efficient. As a Mass Save partner, we’re proud to be able to offer our neighbors the best rebates and incentives, making home energy efficiency affordable and accessible.

Together, we can make our community greener!