Heat Pump Program

HMLP’s Heat Pump Program offers rebates for qualifying equipment listed on the Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump List. As of July 1, 2022, HMLP will offer a rebate for the installation of air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) of $750 per ton of capacity installed up to $4,500 maximum for all customers. Adders are available for weatherization ($500)* and whole-home systems ($1,000)*. To be eligible for the rebate, make sure your electric account is in good standing, schedule an ENE energy assessment, and complete the Quality Assurance Form after installation. The heat pump(s) must be installed at the account location and HMLP reserves the right to inspect the installation on premises. Check out the step-by-step process below to get started and contact us if you have any questions. 

 

Additional Details

  • Capacity is determined by the system’s AHRI cooling capacity.
  • Weatherization adder: HMLP offers up to $500 when customers have completed any eligible weatherization project(s) prior to installation of an ASHP. Qualified projects must be listed in the ENE energy assessment and meet the requirements of HMLP’s weatherization program.
  • Whole-home adder: HMLP offers up to $1,000 as a whole-home adder when customers attest that their new system will heat 100% of their building’s load.

Have Additional Questions?

Contact Brianna Bennett, HMLP’s Sustainability Coordinator.

Get Started with a No-Cost Consultation

If you are considering heat pumps for your home, HMLP strongly encourages you to take advantage of Abode’s no-cost heat pump consultations. Abode’s Heat Pump Specialists are dedicated to providing you with objective, impartial advice on heat pumps and how they may be a good fit for your home.

Schedule a no-cost virtual consultation with a Heat Pump Specialist to receive assistance with:

● Understanding how heat pumps work
● Rebates & incentives offered by [MLP]
● Guidance on the best solutions for your home
● Working with contractors
● Reviewing and comparing quotes

Step-by-Step Process

 

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What kind of fuel do you use to heat your building?

HMLP’s Program Information:

As of July 1, 2022, HMLP is offering $750 per ton up to $4,500 for customers who install an air-source heat pump in their homes. There is also a $500 adder for weatherization and a $1,000 adder for whole-home systems. Customers must meet HMLP’s installation requirements.

Mass Save Program Information:

Mass Save is offering $1,250 per ton for customers who install heat pumps, $10,000 for whole-home air-source heat pumps, and $15,000 for whole-home ground-source heat pumps. 0% financing and other incentives are available. Customers must meet Mass Save’s installation requirements.

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Is your home sufficiently insulated? 

Required: No-Cost ENE Energy Assessment

Your home is likely not as energy efficient as it can be, resulting in higher electricity and cooling costs. Energy New England’s (ENE) highly trained and experienced Residential Energy Advisors can assess your home’s energy efficiency to identify heating, lighting, and weatherization opportunities that can save money on your utility bills. Sign up now for a home energy assessment! *This action is required to participate in HMLP’s rebate program*

HMLP’s Weatherization Program

Insulation and other weatherization measures can help a home retain the heat that it is paying to produce. By completing weatherization prior to installing a heat pump system, homeowners can reduce the size of the system needed and further reduce operating costs. The Hingham Light Plant will rebate qualified weatherization projects at 50% of the total project cost up to $1,000. 

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Have you reviewed our pre-installation recommendations?

1. Schedule a No-Cost Consultation

Whether you are just starting to explore the technology or have already met with contractors, Abode is happy to assist. If you’ve already received quotes from installers, Abode can provide you with a quote comparison report evaluating up to three proposed systems, to help you make an educated decision on which proposed systems will perform efficiently and meet your project goals.

Go to Abode Energy’s website to schedule a no-cost consultation. By connecting with Abode, you can learn about how heat pumps work, explore heat pump types for your home, review potential operating costs and incentives, consider weatherization opportunities to improve your home’s heating efficiency, and receive guidance on working with heat pump installers.

2. Identify Participating Contractors

It is important to work with contractors that are familiar with heat pumps and can provide you the system that your home needs. Please review the list of participating contractors provided by Abode Energy when selecting a contractor for your home. Using a contractor on this list is not required for rebate eligibility but a good starting point; work completed by any contractor is eligible for a rebate so long as the equipment qualifies and the contractor follows the pre-approval & install QA process.

3. Review Qualifying Equipment

NEEP’s Cold Climate Air-Source Heat Pump List is an essential tool to review when determining what heat pump(s) will work best for your home. In New England, it is important to install heat pumps that can withstand cold weather and maintain high efficiency.

4. Complete the Pre-Approval Form

Before installation, it is recommended that contractors fill out the optional Pre-Approval form. This form can be submitted before installation for the project to ensure that it meets all of the rebate requirements and efficiency expectations.

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Have you completed the post-installation action items?

This QA submission should be completed by the installer on the job site. This form will require photos of all exterior and interior units. If you need support completing this form, please call Abode at 339-707-0918.

Once the installation is completed, submit a rebate application to HMLP! For more information please contact Energy New England, the HMLP’s Program Administrator, at rebates@ene.org or call 888-772-4242.

Fill out a short customer survey to help us better understand your experience accessing utility rebates and working with your heat pump installer. If you have any questions regarding this form, please email MLP@AbodeEM.com.

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