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 $700 and $5,000 for air-sourced heat pumps, depending on the size of the system. These discounts are available to homes currently heated with any fuel type.

Applications are now being 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

To view all guidelines for this program, click here.

Not sure where to start with installing heat pumps at your home? Talk with our Heat Pump Specialist tp go over anything from the basics of how heat pumps work to how to design a system that works for you. Click below to schedule.


Heat Pump 101 Webinar

Click here for the Heat Pump 101 webinar to learn all about heat pumps and how you can save money with Belmont Light.


Incentive Program

Belmont Light has partnered with Abode Energy Management on the CleanComfort program to educate you about heat pumps and guide you through the process of installing them at your home. If you are starting from square one and want to learn more, we highly recommend talking with our Heat Pump Specialist about your home heating and cooling goals.

As of January 1, 2022, all Air Source Heat Pump Rebates must be pre-approved for installation to qualify for the rebate. Any applications for rebate without approval will be denied. If the installation occurred prior to January 1, 2022, please contact Energy Resources at 617-993-2837.

As of April 1, 2022, any applications submitted for pre-approval with natural gas as the original heating fuel source will be eligible for an incentive of $350 per ton, with a cap of $2,500. Any gas customers that submit for pre-approval prior to April 1, 2022 will receive full incentive amount as previously stated.


Rebate Process

  1. Set up appointment with Heat Pump Specialist with Abode for discussion about heat pumps and installation process
  2. Select contractor(s) for contact and proposal
    • You may use the Contractor List as a starting point in your search
    • Optionally, submit proposal(s) to Heat Pump Specialist for discussion and review prior to selecting a quote
  3. Upon a signed contract with contractor:
    • Contractor submits preapproval form to Abode for review
    • If no issues, Abode issues preapproval letter for installation
    • 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
    • Abode or Belmont Light provide assistance

Program Requirements

  • Applications must be reviewed and receive pre-approval by Abode Energy Management prior to installation of the ASHP system to qualify for rebate.
    • If your installation occurred prior to January 1, 2022, please contact energyresources@belmontlight.com or call 617-993-2837 to discuss your rebate application.
  • 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 Incentive Amounts- Effective April 1, 2022

Qualifying ProductsBase Rebate (Existing Fuel: Oil, Propane, Electric Resistance)Base Rebate (Existing Fuel: Natural Gas)
Non-Ducted/Ducted Systems$700/ton$350/ton

Incentive Adders:

  • $1,000 for 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
  • $1,000 for customers that remove their old fossil-fuel based system or install an ASHP system while performing a gut renovation or during new construction.
    • Please provide proof of fossil-fuel system removal with 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


Page Updated: 20 April 2022