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Contact the Heat Pump Specialist for program information and to learn more about the benefits of heat pump adoption.
Work with a participating contractor to determine if a heat pump is right for you.
Your contractor submits a pre-approval project application to Abode. We review your project summary and work with the contractor, if necessary.
Once approved, your new heating and cooling system is installed and inspected.
The rebate is processed and customers enjoy clean, efficient cooling and heating.
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"I'm thinking about heat pumps, but don't have quotes yet."
If this is your first time connecting with Abode, we recommend starting here.
- Learn how heat pumps work
- Explore heat pump types for your home
- Overview of operating costs & incentives
- Home weatherization considerations
- Guidance on working with installers
"I already have quotes from heat pump installers."
For an objective, impartial evaluation of proposals you’ve received.
- Compare up to 3 quotes
- Receive an evaluation report to help you understand the proposed systems
- If you would like to discuss the report, you'll be able to schedule time with a Specialist
"I'm looking for technical guidance on heat pumps and more."
For a technical analysis of your comprehensive electrification needs.
- Review heat pump solutions with diagnostics when available
- Conduct technical review and analysis of home characteristics and system performance
- Whole-home decarbonization pathways
READING MUNICIPAL LIGHT REBATES
The qualifying equipment and rebate application process between RMLD’s program and the Mass Save program are different, so please be sure to familiarize yourself with the eligibility requirements before installing any equipment.
There are four main steps to be aware of:
STEP 1: PRE-APPROVAL FORM
STEP 2: REBATE APPLICATION
The final rebate application must be completed by the homeowner and contractor following install. The application form will be emailed to both the contractor and homeowner as a PDF file when the project is pre-approved by Abode. The form will ask for utility account information and will also require knowing the cooling capacity of the system according to the system’s AHRI specifications, which can be provided by the contractor. Once completed, the form will need to be uploaded to the Install QA form, detailed in the step below.
STEP 3: INSTALL QA FORM
STEP 4: WIRING INSPECTION
The contractor must arrange the final wiring inspection, which is scheduled through the Town Hall (e.g. Reading Town Hall, North Reading Town Hall, Lynnfield Town Hall, or Wilmington Town Hall). Once the inspection has been completed, the inspector will provide the inspection results directly to RMLD.
*NOTE: All rebates will be capped at $6,000
|Equipment||Installation Type||Efficiency Requirements||Rebate Amount|
|Central Heat Pump, Multi-Split Systems, and Ducted Mini-Split||Replacing existing heat pump||AHRI SEER ≥ 16, HSPF ≥ 9.5||$200 per ton|
|Central Heat Pump, Multi-Split Systems, and Ducted Mini-Split||No existing heat pump||AHRI SEER ≥ 16, HSPF ≥ 9.5||$1,000 per ton|
|Single Zone Mini-Split Heat Pump||Replacing existing heat pump||AHRI SEER ≥ 18, HSPF ≥ 10||$200 per ton|
|Single Zone Mini-Split Heat Pump||No existing heat pump||AHRI SEER ≥ 18, HSPF ≥ 10||$1,000 per ton|
PARTICIPATING CONTRACTOR LIST
Use the Participating Contractor List to find qualified installers in your area.
This short customer survey helps us better understand your experience accessing utility rebates and working with your heat pump installer.