Massachusetts Homeowners Save Energy,
Lower Cost with Energy Rebate Program.
Mitsubishi Electric Heat Pumps Among Prequalified Options
Homeowners looking to save on energy and overall costs to heat
and cool their home can install a zoned heating and cooling
system and receive a rebate as part of the Massachusetts Clean
Energy Center (MassCEC) plan. The purchase of a new airsource
heat pump system is required by homeowners in order to qualify
for the rebate program.
Homeowners must select from a list of prequalified equipment by
manufacturers such as
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating US, Inc. (Mitsubishi
The Clean Heating & Cooling Program rebate assists homeowners
with the initial installation cost of adding an energy-efficient
heating and cooling system to their home.
“I decided to participate in the program because we wanted to update
our house that was built in 1820, particularly to have it cool in
the summer,” said Ryan St-Aubin, a MassCEC program participant and
Mitsubishi Electric customer. “The Mass CEC program allowed us to do
that with a Mitsubishi Electric heat pump system without breaking
our budget. It has lowered our electric bill by $60 each month. The
system will also significantly decrease our oil consumption this
winter allowing us to heat efficiently and have a quiet system which
enables us to set different temperatures in each room for comfort.”
According to MassCEC, cooling and heating products included in
the Clean Heating & Cooling Program have to be extremely
energy-efficient heat pumps that draw heat from the air and the
ground to heat and cool buildings. Electricity is required to
operate these heat pump systems but they give off the same delivery
of heat as that of traditional electric heating systems at only a
third of the cost."
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In addition to
homeowners being able to take advantage of the rebate program,
beginning in 2016, businesses will also be eligible to receive
rebates on energy-efficient heating and cooling systems as the
result of a five-year, $30 million plan, as announced by MassCEC.
The rebate plan is a collaboration between MassCEC and the
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).
“People today, more
than ever, want to be energy efficient,” said Tim Gochinski, owner
of Pioneer Heating & Cooling in Florence, Massachusetts. Depending
on the size and type of system, qualified homeowners and businesses
can receive between $750 and
$3,750 with the MassCEC rebate program until December 31, 2015.
After January 1, 2016
consumers can qualify for rebates between $625 and $2,500.
In addition to saving
on upfront costs, homeowners will also lower the cost of their
heating and cooling bills. “Consumers gain all the way around,” said
Joel Boucher of Boucher Energy Systems in Mendon, Massachusetts.
“They have a more comfortable home [and] will see significant
The Clean Heating and Cooling Program is part of the Commonwealth’s
long-term commitment to energy efficiency. The “clean energy rebates
are the best programs I’ve seen run by a government. People from all
walks of life have taken advantage of putting in high-efficiency
systems,” said Gochinski. With the success of the program, MassCEC
plans to accommodate even more homeowners, including
low-to-moderate-income customers and commercial property owners,
later this year.
Details about how
low-income consumers can benefit will be announced by the end of the
year while the business program will not be available until 2016.
To learn more about
how to take advantage of the rebate program, consumers can visit the
website or find a local Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractor to
install the new system