Wednesday, September 9, 2015
According to a press release from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the organization is prepared to offer rebates for buildings that might make use of efficient heating and cooling systems. Homeowners intent on efficient technology for these functions may be able to earn as much as $12,500 depending on the kinds of technology they use. The announcement is part of a larger plan on behalf of the state government to reduce consumption over the next five years.
Specifically, the release mentions three different approaches eligible buildings can use to earn money back through this initiative. Of these, the one with the highest possible rebate value is the ground-source heat pump, which draws natural heat from underground, reducing the need to burn unnecessary fuels.
The other two options are central biomass heating systems that run off of organic materials and air-source heat pumps. The latter of these works similarly to the ground-source options but utilize heat from the air instead.
In the release, Matthew Beaton, Massachusetts' Secretary for the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, explained some of the rationale behind the program.
"This funding will offer many Massachusetts residents access to efficient, clean options for heating and cooling which will in turn help the environment and provide consumers with the opportunity to save on energy costs," he said. "The Clean Heating and Cooling program also supports our growing clean energy industry and will help the state reach its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals."
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