Concord Municipal Light Plant

CMLP is working with Abode to ensure that your heat pump is being installed to have the greatest impact on your comfort and our planet. Heat pumps are cost-effective, market ready technologies that transform how homes use energy. These technologies can not only help save you money on your utility bills but significantly decrease your carbon footprint.

Our Heat Pump Program has you covered!

Customer Assistance

Our specialist is available to answer questions and provide guidance when considering heat pump technology for your home.

Contractor List

Customers have access to a list of participating contractors who understand program requirements.

Quality Assurance

Customers are provided with early intervention quality assurance with a pre-evaluation and system sizing review.

Incentives

Rebates are available to assist homeowners' transition to clean, efficient technology to cool and heat your home.

Get started today

STEP 1

Contact the Heat Pump Specialist for program information and to learn more about the benefits of heat pump adoption.

STEP 2

Work with a participating contractor to determine if a heat pump is right for you.

STEP 3

Your contractor submits a pre-approval project application to Abode. We review your project summary and work with the contractor, if necessary.

STEP 4

Once approved, your new heating and cooling system is installed and inspected.

STEP 5

The rebate is processed and customers enjoy clean, efficient cooling and heating.

GET COACHED ON CLEAN HEATING & COOLING

Are heat pumps right for you? The Concord Clean Comfort Program has trained coaches who will help you figure that out, and then if you wish, help you navigate the process of getting your installation completed. All for free.

Our coaches adhere to our well-defined coaching principles and follow a standard engagement process so that each client has a consistent, high-quality experience. Coaches help clients become better informed so they can confidently make their own decisions.

CONCORD MUNICIPAL LIGHT REBATES

IF YOU HEAT YOUR HOME WITH NATURAL GAS:
Mass Save is now offering rebates for Concord households and businesses that currently heat with natural gas if they switch to heat pumps between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022. Mass Save provides rebates of $10,000 for air-source heat pumps used as a home’s sole source of heating and $1,250 per ton of capacity for air-source heat pumps used for partial home heating. Partial home rebates are contingent upon installing integrated controls. Mass Save also provides rebates of $15,000 for ground-source heat pumps used as a home’s sole source of heating and $2,000 per ton of capacity for ground-source heat pumps used for partial home heating. Generous rebates for businesses switching from gas heating to heat pumps are also available. Go to Mass Save’s website for more information.

IF YOU HEAT YOUR HOME WITH OIL, ELECTRICITY, OR PROPANE:
For customers who do not heat with gas, CMLP provides rebates of $10,000 for air-source heat pumps used as a home’s sole source of heating and $1,250 per ton of capacity for air-source heat pumps used for partial home heating. Partial home rebates are contingent upon installing integrated controls. CMLP also provides rebates of $15,000 for ground-source heat pumps used as a home’s sole source of heating and $2,000 per ton of capacity for ground-source heat pumps used for partial home heating. In order to be eligible for a rebate through CMLP, the project must adhere to Abode’s review process. There are five main steps to be aware of; see “Rebate Requirements” section below.

REBATE REQUIREMENTS

STEP 1: HOME ENERGY ASSESSMENT

If the home was built before 2008, a no-cost home energy assessment must be completed within the previous three years or within six months after heat pump equipment is installed. Outbuildings are exempt from the home energy assessment requirement.

SCHEDULE ASSESSMENT >

STEP 2: PRE-APPROVAL FORM
The Pre-Approval form must be completed prior to installation. This form includes details on the home and selected equipment. Abode will review the proposal and within three business days either return it with approval or request additional information from the contractor. The project must receive pre-approval prior to install.

AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP PRE-APPROVAL FORM >
GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP PRE-APPROVAL FORM >

STEP 3: ELECTRICAL PERMITS

3A. An electrical permit must be issued for the project, and the Town of Concord’s electrical inspector must inspect and approve the installation following completion. The permit can be obtained online through Concord’s Town Building Department and the inspection can be scheduled by the contractor by calling 978-318-3280. CMLP will verify that the project has passed inspection. One requirement of the electrical inspection is that there must be an outdoor outlet within 25 feet of the outdoor unit (Concord requires this so that a technician can plug in their equipment and service the ASHP system even if the homeowner is not at home). If an outlet is not present already, the contractor’s electrician must install one.

3B. If the project requires sheet metal ducting work that goes beyond minor repairs, a sheet metal permit must be issued for the project. Examples of projects that require a sheet metal permit include installation of new ducting or replacement, significant repairs or changes to existing ducting. The Town of Concord’s inspector must have inspected and approved the installation. CMLP will verify that the project has passed inspection.

CONCORD BUILDING DIVISION WEBSITE >

STEP 4: INSTALL QA FORM
The Install QA form must be completed after install by the contractor, typically on the last day of install while still at the job site as the form requires photos of the installed equipment.

AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP INSTALL QA FORM >
GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP INSTALL QA FORM >

STEP 5: REBATE APPLICATION
The online rebate application must be completed by the homeowner or contractor following install. The form will ask for an invoice for the job, which can be obtained by the contractor.

FILL OUT REBATE APPLICATION >

CMLP REBATE RESOURCES

In order to be eligible for a rebate through CMLP, the project must adhere to Abode’s review process.

HEAT PUMP QUALIFYING PRODUCT LIST

Equipment must be listed on Mass Save’s Heat Pump Qualifying Product List (HPQPL). Qualified installers should be familiar with this list and able to confirm that proposed equipment qualifies. Abode will also confirm that equipment qualifies when completing pre-approval.

QUALIFYING PRODUCT LIST >

WHOLE HOME VERIFICATION FORM

Whole home rebates require the completion of CMLP’s whole home verification form, attesting that the existing heating system will be removed, decommissioned, or used only in the case of emergencies.

WHOLE HOME VERIFICATION FORM >

INTEGRATED CONTROLS QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST

Partial home rebates require the installation of integrated controls when the existing heating system is oil- or propane-fired. The integrated control model must be from Mass Save’s Integrated Controls Qualified Product List.

QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST >

HOME ENERGY ASSESSMENT
If the home was built before 2008, must have had a no-cost home energy assessment in the last three years or scheduled within six months following install. Outbuildings are exempt from the home energy assessment requirement.

PARTICIPATING CONTRACTOR LIST

Use the Participating Contractor List to find qualified installers in your area.

POST-INSTALLATION SURVEY

This short customer survey helps us better understand your experience accessing utility rebates and working with your heat pump installer.