If you live in Massachusetts and want to save energy and money, you’re in luck! Local homeowners and renters like you have access to generous energy efficiency incentives available through your local Mass Save® program. Reduce home energy use, save money year-round, and lower your carbon footprint with big discounts, 0% financing, and no-cost offerings.
Home Energy Assessment
What many MA residents don’t realize is that there are a lot of energy efficiency offers available only through a Home Energy Assessment. The assessment can be done virtually or in-person, and you already support the program with an energy efficiency charge on your utility bill, so participation is at no additional cost to you. Once you complete the assessment, you unlock offers like $2,750 in HVAC rebates, 0% financing, and no-cost items like programmable thermostats, advanced power strips, faucet aerators, and energy-saving shower heads. Ready to take advantage of this no-cost offer? Sign up here.
Washing and drying takes energy and money, and it’s something that U.S. households do a lot – 300 loads per year to be exact! Energy-efficient clothes washers and dryers use 20% less energy than standard models which means savings in your pocket. Washing machines also use 35% less water which is good for the environment and is another way you can lower your monthly home expenses. The following rebates for washers and dryers are available from the sponsors of the Mass Save program when you’re ready to start saving.
- Clothes Washer – up to $150
- Electric Clothes Dryer – up to $50
Click here to learn more about saving energy while you do laundry.
Dry air feels cooler on our bodies which is why a dehumidifier is often recommended to save energy during warm months. When there is less moisture in the air, you will feel more comfortable which will allow you to adjust your thermostat to save money on cooling costs.
If you get an energy-efficient model, you can get up to $30 in rebates for your purchase from the sponsors of the Mass Save program. When you use an energy-efficient dehumidifier, you will use 15% less energy than if you opt for a less efficient option. The sponsors of the Mass Save program say that “translates to a savings of more than $300 in energy costs over the lifetime of the product.”
Room Air Conditioner
Cooling select spaces at an affordable cost are the perks of a window AC unit, but generally speaking, room air conditioners are less efficient than central ACs.
To make it more efficient, make sure that the installation is done correctly. Too often there are air leaks around the AC which causes big inefficiencies. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recommends installing “rigid form panels in between the window frame and unit and securing with duct tape instead of the accordion panels to reduce air leakage.”
If you’re not ready to save with central air conditioning, you can get a $40 rebate for room air conditioners, like window units, to make your home more comfortable during the hot months. According to the sponsors of the Mass Save program, “a certified model uses 10% less energy than a non-certified model, which means you could save more than $60 over the lifetime of the unit.”
Here’s one more tip: Use an interior fan to pair with your room air conditioner to spread the cool air to other parts of the room or house without increasing your energy costs.
According to the U.S. DOE, “You can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply turning your thermostat back 7°-10°F for 8 hours a day from its normal setting.”
Programmable thermostats and smart thermostats allow you to easily gain control of your home temperature settings and set them to fit your lifestyle.
No-cost programmable thermostats are available when you sign up for a no-cost Home Energy Assessment here and can save you energy and money year-round. If you’re interested in a smart thermostat, you can access $100 in rebates through the Mass Save program.
Did you know that water heaters are the second highest source of energy use in your home? Upgrading your water heater will decrease your carbon emissions, reduce energy use, and save you money. Just think about all the times you use your water heater for taking a shower, bathing the kids, using the dishwasher, and washing your clothes. Here are some generous rebates available through the Mass Save program:
- Gas Water Heater – up to $400
- Propone Water Heater – up to $800
- Oil Water Heater – up to $400
- Electric Heat Pump Water Heater – up to $600
Heating and Cooling
According to the U.S. DOE, heating and cooling are some of the largest uses of energy in your home. Did you know that you can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50% by switching to an energy-efficient AC model and making other smart choices like changing your air filter and air sealing your home?
The U.S. Department of Energy also states that “upgrading to a high efficiency furnace or boiler is an effective way to save money on home heating.”
Check out the following generous rebates for upgrading your heating and cooling systems to energy-efficient models:
- Gas Heating and Cooling Systems (Furnace and Boiler) – up to $2,750
- Oil Heating System (Furnace and Boiler) – up to $800
- Propane Heating System (Furnace and Boiler) – up to $2,300
- Mini Split Heat Pump – up to $1,250 per ton
- Central Heat Pump – up to $1,250 per ton
- Central Air Conditioning – up to $50 per ton
When you complete a Home Energy Assessment, virtually or in-person, you can access incentives from the sponsors of the Mass Save program like 0% financing for up to $25,000, up to 7 years! This can be used toward qualified energy efficiency home improvements. Your assigned Home Energy Specialist can help explain it all to you and show you what you can do with this great offer.
Rebates and incentives are easy to access through a Mass Save partner, like our team at HomeWorks Energy. Not sure what you need or what type of equipment would be best for your home? That’s what we’re here for; we’ll explain everything to you clearly and give you customized recommendations for your home!
Call (781) 305-3319 to sign up for a Home Energy Assessment or go here to schedule online. We’ve completed Home Energy Assessments for more than 125K Massachusetts neighbors and we serve the entire state! We’re always excited to help another MA resident reduce energy and save money.