Rebates for your Home
From March through July of 2018, residents can purchase advanced air-source and ground-source heat pumps and wood pellet heating systems from installers selected for their high quality work and competitive pricing. Heat pumps have been in use in warmer climates for decades, but in the past few years have undergone a technology revolution and are now a great heat source in cold climates such as New England. These clean heating and cooling technologies can greatly reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, reduce your energy costs, and improve the comfort of your home.
- In addition to the HeatSmart group buying program, CMLP gives rebates for 3 types of heat pumps.
For more information about HeatSmart, or to sign up for program notices, visit HeatSmartCCL.org.
Supported by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, the Towns of Carlisle, Concord, and Lincoln, and a volunteer team.
We're eager to talk with you about HeatSmart!
*** NOTE: Many other (usually more generous!) incentives are available for Natural Gas-Heated Homes through the state's MassSAVE program ***
- If you are interested in Solar photovoltaic panels for your home, now is the time to act, as Concord residents will not be eligible for thousands of dollars per household in state SREC payments once Massachusetts converts to the SMART program this summer. On average, the time from interconnection application submittal to CMLP before panels are installed to approval from CMLP to operate the PV system after panels are installed is 2 months, but we have seen this process take as little as 2 weeks. Talk with your solar installer about whether they can meet the deadline.
- After an energy assessment, Weatherization (Insulating & Air-Sealing your home) is the best first step to improving the comfort of your home and reducing your heating fuel costs and carbon footprint. CMLP does not have a list of weatherization contractors, but you can find some (we recommend getting 3 quotes for any significant work you have done on your house) through the following avenues:
- Talk with friends & neighbors to see who they’ve worked with and recommend.
- Look at insulation contractor ratings on Consumer’s Checkbook via the public library's account (www.checkbook.org/library/Concord-Public-Library/login/)
- Choose one from MassSave’s list of approved weatherization contractors: https://www.masssave.com/en/learn/find-a-contractor-iic/. You’ll need to put in multiple heating fuels to see the full list of options.
- Here are links to the relevant rebate forms:
- Residents are eligible for rebates of up to $3 per bulb for a maximum of 50 LED Light Bulbs per year
- CMLP gives rebates for two types of Energy Star Appliances - Refrigerators & Clothes Washing Machines
- The Town supports other Cooler Concord Rebates - while funds last - for Programmable Thermostats & Clotheslines / Clothes Racks