Heating & Cooling

Heat Pump Rebates

Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD) offers rebates on heat pump systems. Refer to the table below to see if your heating or cooling system qualifies. Click the “Submit Online Application” link or download the mail-in application to see the full range of options and get started. SMLD also offers rebates on Wi-Fi thermostats/Smart HVAC Controls through its Appliance Rebate program.

Central Ducted Air Source Heat Pump≥18N/A≥9.6N/A$1,750
*Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump (Single Zone)≥16N/A≥9.0N/A$625
*Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump (Multi Zone)≥16N/A≥9.0N/A$1,250
Ground Source Heat PumpN/A≥20N/A≥3.5$1,750


Central Ducted Air Source Heat Pump≥17.2N/A≥8.15N/A$1,750
*Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump (Single Zone)≥15.3N/A≥7.65N/A$625
*Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump (Multi Zone)≥15.3N/A≥7.65N/A$1,250
Ground Source Heat PumpN/A≥19.2N/A≥3.5$1,750

*Maximum of two ductless mini-split heat pumps are allowed. SEER=Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, EER= Energy Efficiency Ratio (measures instantaneous cooling efficiency), HSPF= Heating Seasonal Performance Factor

Massachusetts provides a sales tax exemption on the purchase of heat pump systems. For more information, consult your local tax expert.