Massachusetts Offers Up to $10k for Geo Installations

MassachusettsCleanEnergyCenterThe Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources announced the launch of their $875,000 Common-wealth Home Heating and Cooling program, which will provide up to $10,000 to Massachusetts homeowners who install high-efficiency geothermal heat pumps (GHPs).

The program supports installation of GHPs that meet strict efficiency standards and technical requirements outlined in the MassCEC Residential Ground Source Heat Pump Program Manual. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through 3 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2014, or until program funding is exhausted, whichever comes first. The program offers grants for both air-source and ground-source heat pumps. According to MassCEC, “Heat pumps require electricity to operate, but provide the same amount of heating or cooling for a third of the electricity.” To learn more, click here.

To participate in the program, MassCEC asks residents to work with an installer to determine systems specifications and costs, and to submit a program application. The Center recommends that homeowners review installer references and solicit multiple bids to ensure a competitive price. More information about program specifications and application forms/instructions can be found on the MassCEC program pages, here and here. Questions? Click here.