To qualify for a Heat Pump rebate, all customers must go through the process outlined below, which includes contacting Abode Energy Management.
To qualify for the WMGLD Heat Pump Rebate Program, the installed equipment MUST be on the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships’ (NEEP) cold climate list. Abode can help to ensure equipment is on this list. To see if the heat pump you are looking at will qualify, search for it at the following link:https://ashp.neep.org/#!/
Abode Energy Management and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) presented on the topic of winter heating with air source heat pumps. For more information about that presentation, go to Abode’s Winter Heating with Heat Pumps webpage.
In order to help WMGLD customers find a participating heat pump installation contractor, Abode will maintain a Participating Contractor List (PCL). Customers can request quotes from several installers who are familiar with WMGLD’s installation and rebate process. Customers may select a contractor that is not on the PCL and still benefit from Abode’s other services.
(Contractors, please watch our Contractor’s Lunch & Learn to better understand the steps to helping your customers install an Air Source Heat Pump and receive their rebate. If you are interested in being on the PCL, please refer to this link.)
NOTE: WMGLD does not endorse any specific contractor on the Participating Contractor List.
Home Energy Assessment (Optional but Highly Recommended)
WMGLD highly recommends that a customer receive a free Home Energy Assessment before installing a heat pump. For the highest efficiency and greatest money savings with a heat pump, proper home insulation is necessary. The energy audit will provide a detailed report of the insulation in your home and recommended insulation upgrade measures, if applicable. To schedule a Home Energy Assessment, please contact NextZero (888) 333-7525 and make an appointment.
Application for Pre-approval (Optional but Recommended)
In order to ensure that the air source heat pump meets rebate qualifications and appropriate size for customer’s location, it is recommended that a Pre-approval Form be completed by the contractor.
Once the pre-approval form is approved, an approval letter will be sent to the contractor and installation may begin.
Submit Paid Invoice and Complete QA Form
Prior to completing an application for rebate, the installing contractor must do the following:
Abode Energy Management will review the documents and notify WMGLD upon approval. Contractors and customers do not need to wait to fill out the Application for Rebate (below). It can be begun as soon as receipt and QA form are submitted.