Heat Pumps

Heat pump

Air source heat pumps (ASHP) are electric appliances that provide heating and cooling by moving heat into a building (for heating) or out of a building (for cooling). Today’s heat pumps are designed to work at the coldest winter temperatures we see in Melrose.

Why Consider an Air Source Heat Pump? Air source heat pumps can offer your home or business a variety of benefits:

  1. Energy Bill Savings If you heat with propane, oil, or electric resistance heating, you could save hundreds of dollars a year on your heating bill by installing a heat pump.
  2. Efficient All-in-One Heating and Cooling Heat pumps provide heating, cooling, and dehumidification in the same system. Improve the comfort of your home year-round!
  3. Flexibility Heat pumps come in ductless and ducted varieties and can be installed to address different needs- whether you want to replace your existing system or just want to add heating or cooling to one or a few rooms.
  4. Lower Your Carbon Footprint Recognized by the state as a clean heating and cooling technology, heat pumps will help you reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.

Local Vetted Contractors, Quote Comparisons and Free Consultations:
The city is partnering with the heat pump experts at Abode Energy to help connect our residents with local, reputable contractors. Through this program you can also request, receive, and compare air source heat pump quotes!   

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Mass Save Incentive Rebates: Starting in 2022 Mass Save introduced new heat pump incentives of up to $10,000 for homeowners. For moderate incomes (60-80% of area median income) the incentive goes up to $16,000.

HEAT Loan Information: Heat pump installations projects are eligible for the 0% interest HEAT Loan up to $25,000 over seven years. The Mass Save HEAT Loan covers other energy efficiency upgrades too. Available locally at Eastern Bank.

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