10 Myths About a Home Energy Assessment

You’ve probably heard of a Home Energy Assessment by now. Your neighbors are talking about it, you see the offers come through the mail, but what’s really true and what’s not? We’re here to tell you 10 things about a Home Energy Assessment that are not true and what the reality is behind this popular no-cost energy-efficiency offer!


I don’t have time for it

A Home Energy Assessment is a thorough and complete assessment of how your home consumes and loses energy which seems like it would take all day, right? Wrong! Our home energy specialists are skilled at evaluating your home in a timely manner and we respect your time. We understand that you have other things going on and the fraction of time it takes to complete an Assessment is well worth all of the benefits that you get access to.


I have to pay for something at the appointment

Just not true! It’s called a no-cost Home Energy Assessment for a reason! The sponsors of the Mass Save® program provide this at no-cost to you and there is no payment required at any point during or after your appointment. There’s no catch and it’s as simple as it sounds! The sponsors of the Mass Save program are making saving money, energy, and the planet accessible to all eligible Massachusetts residents.


I won’t get much from it

There are SO many things that you could get from a Home Energy Assessment. You can access benefits such as a custom report of your home and no-cost items like LED light bulbs, advanced power strips, faucet aerators, energy-saving shower heads, and programmable thermostats. Not only do you learn about how to save energy and money year-round but you can also access offers such as 75-100% off approved insulation and 100% off air sealing. There are so many generous benefits that you can access through a Home Energy Assessment.


It’s not safe during the pandemic

The safety and health of our customers and employees have always been important to us which is why we have gone above and beyond to follow all new protocols and procedures since the pandemic started. We use the proper personal protective equipment such as masks and we practice social distancing at all times. We give Home Energy Assessments virtually, as well, and send no-cost items like LED light bulbs straight to your home.


I won’t know what to do after my Assessment

If you are interested in any services after your Home Energy Assessment is completed, it’s an easy switch! HomeWorks Energy offers plenty of services to meet your energy-efficiency needs such as HVAC repair and maintenance, insulation work, and more. We can give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about any next steps you are thinking of taking such as upgrading your insulation at 75-100% off.


It’s invasive

At HomeWorks Energy, we treat your home like it’s our own. We understand the importance of a home and how it’s your place of refuge and the space where memories are made. We don’t take stepping into someone’s home lightly which is why we always clean up when we’re done and leave it better than we found it. Our home energy specialists always treat our neighbors with respect and we’re not happy unless you are!


I won’t save much money

It all adds up! Small tricks like saving water with energy saving shower heads and using a power strip to turn off electronics when not in use can save you money year-round. Not only do you get LED light bulbs, advanced power strips, faucet aerators, energy-saving shower heads, and programmable thermostats at no-cost (money saved), but you also decrease energy (money saved) due to your updates in energy efficiency! What we’re trying to say is that there are savings everywhere you turn.


I can do an energy audit myself

There are versions of DIY home energy audits that you can follow online but they are not as thorough. Through HomeWorks Energy, you get a BPI-certified energy specialist who has a trained eye to spot problems and a strong knowledge base and in-depth experience to give you insight. This can’t be accomplished from a DIY project. Plus, you’ll miss out on all of the no-cost items like programmable thermostats and you won’t be able to take advantage of offers like 75% off insulation and 100% off air sealing. The Mass Save Home Energy Assessment is no-cost so there’s really no reason to do it yourself.


I don’t need it

Owners of new and old homes have found surprises through a Home Energy Assessment! Even if you think that your insulation is up to standards, you might find out that your air sealing is subpar which directly affects the efficiency of your insulation. There are energy-saving tips that everyone can benefit from and there’s always something you can do to save energy and money. You’re at your home every day which can cloud your perspective; our energy experts can provide an outside honest opinion and give you a new perspective regarding how your home is performing.


It doesn’t really help the environment

Did you know that using faucet aerators could help you save more than 500 gallons of water every year? If everyone replaced just one incandescent light bulb with an energy-efficient LED light bulb, it would prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars. Every change you make lowers your carbon footprint and makes the state and the world a greener place to live and work. For the past 12 years, Massachusetts has taken 1st or 2nd place in state energy efficiency in the U.S. and you can be a part of that! At HomeWorks Energy, we have saved more than 1.8 million tons of CO2 through improvements in energy efficiency.


To take advantage of the ways that the sponsors of the Mass Save® program are helping local residents save, schedule a no-cost Home Energy Assessment now! Click here to set up your Assessment with HomeWorks Energy, or call 781-305-3319 to save your spot over the phone. Do your part and help Massachusetts remain the greenest place to live in the country.



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As a participating Home Performance Contractor in the Mass Save® Home Energy Services Program, we are eligible to provide Massachusetts customers with Home Energy Assessments, insulation, and air sealing. Mass Save® is an energy efficiency initiative sponsored by natural gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers. Since 2018, we have expanded our service to New York customers in partnership with NYSERDA, Green Jobs – Green New York, Energy Star, and EmPower programs. Some restrictions may apply, and offers are subject to change or cancellation.