Date: November 8, 2021
Mass Save, the organization that helps make improving your home’s energy efficiency more affordable, has long provided rebates and other incentives to Massachusetts homeowners with oil-fired home heating and water heating systems.
Cubby has long worked with Mass Save to help our customers take advantage of those programs so you can get top-quality, energy-efficient equipment while saving money now and in the long run.
Right now, Cubby can help you save up to $800 on a new, high-efficiency furnace or boiler. But the chance for you to save is now in danger. Mass Save is under pressure to end the program for oil-fired equipment after this year. Their popular 0% HEAT loan program for oil-fired equipment is also on the chopping block.
The misguided push for electrification, which wants all homes to convert to electric heat pumps for home heating in the erroneous belief that electric heating is more environmentally friendly, is the reason behind this. This effort could hit you hard both in terms of money as well as your home’s comfort.
The most important initial outlay is the conversion from an oil-fired heating system to a heat pump. The overall cost of converting your home from an oil-fueled heating system to an electric heat pump ranges from $25,000 to over $100,000, depending on the size of your home.
Installing a heat pump is more complicated, and the costs involved are greater. It’s possible that you’ll have to upgrade your home’s electrical system as well. If you live in Greater Boston, it’s very probable that your house does not have the electrical capacity needed for a heat pump. That’s several more thousands of dollars you need to spend.
Heat pumps may work adequately in the southern United States for home heating, but they are unable to keep up with the demands of a New England winter. To function, heat pumps require air from the outside. Temperatures drop, and heating efficiency decreases. Your electric bills will skyrocket.
Because electric heat pumps were unable to keep their houses warm, many homeowners kept their old heating system as a backup. These folks are now responsible for the energy and maintenance of two separate heating systems!
A lot of the pressure for electrical heating in the home, as we previously stated, is based on a misconception that it is environmentally beneficial.
Our B50 Bioheat SuperPlus™ is a huge leap forward than the heating oil of just a decade or so ago. Thanks to almost eliminating the sulfur in heating oil, greenhouse gas emissions have been dramatically reduced. Making our fuel a blend of up to 50% biofuels along with ultra-low sulfur heating oil, you get a cleaner burning heating fuel that is also gentler on your heating system!
In the United States, more than 60% of the electricity comes from coal- or natural gas-fueled power generators. Electricity generation accounts for more than a quarter of national greenhouse emissions each year. Only transportation generates more greenhouse gases.
Now is not the time to procrastinate. Get in touch with us today about adding a high-efficiency oil-fired heating system to your home and getting a Mass Save rebate and financing!