Highly efficient electric heat pump systems can help residents reduce energy bills and carbon footprints by up to 50%. For this reason, Belmont Light offers discounts between $650 and $3,500 for air-sourced heat pumps, depending on the size of the system. These discounts are available to homes currently heated with any fuel type. To learn more call us at 617-993-2837.

Applications are now accepted online through the Online Rebate Portal administered by Energy New England.  If you require a paper application or need any assistance, please contact Belmont Light at 617-993-2837 or EnergyResources@BelmontLight.com


Incentive Program

  • Applications must be reviewed through the Clean Comfort program prior to submission for rebate.
  • Minimum energy efficiency requirements: NEEP Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump Specifications
RatingNon-Ducted SystemsDucted Systems
SEER≥ 15≥ 15
COP @5°F ≥ 1.75≥ 1.75
HSPF≥ 10≥ 9

Rebate Process

  1. Set up appointment with Heat Pump Specialist with Abode for discussion about ASHPs and installation process
  2. Select contractor(s) for contact and proposal
  3. Upon a signed contract with contractor:
    1. Contractor submits preapproval form to Abode for review Submit proposal(s) to Heat Pump Specialist for discussion and review
    2. If no issues, Abode issues preapproval letter for installation
    3. If there are questions or feedback on system sizing and design, Abode contacts the contractor directly to discuss
  4. Contractor installs ASHP system
  5. During installation, contractor completes On-Site Install QA Form
  6. Abode and/or contractor helps customer file rebate paperwork
  7. Customer applies for ASHP rebate via our Online Rebate Portal
    1. Abode provides assistance

Rebate Incentive Amounts

System Cooling Capacity (BTU/h)Base RebateFossil Fuel Displacement AdderTotal (if removing fossil fuel system)
Up to 11,999$650$500$1,150
12,000 – 23,999$1,000$750$1,750
24,000 – 35,999$1,500$1,000$2,500
36,000+$2,000$1,500$3,500

Incentive Adders: $500 Residential Rate A Low-Income and Small Municipal Rate MB customers

  • Please provide a copy of your most recent Belmont Light bill with rebate application

Resources

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) Air Source Heat Pump page: Basics about the organization’s efforts in providing the best available resources for consumers to review material about heat pumps, make the best choices in purchasing heat pumps and how to care and maintain them after purchase.

NEEP Heat Pump Buying Guide: Produced by NEEP to help consumers understand heat pump technology and how to purchase a heat pump system for their home.

How to Use your Ductless Heat Pump: Blog post from Efficiency Maine about the best practices for maintenance and upkeep of a heat pump

Who knew? 8 ways NOT to use a heat pump: Guide from Efficiency Vermont about what NOT to do with your heat pump for maximum efficiency