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Is your home energy efficient? Find out with a no-cost Home Energy Assessment from Mass Save®!
Your no-cost Home Energy Assessment includes:
- Personalized report outlining recommended energy efficiency improvements
- Installation of no-cost immediate savings improvements such as compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), programmable thermostats, and water saving devices, as needed.
Here's what to expect during your home energy assessment:
Mass Save also has other programs to fit your home energy needs. Find out more about the Multi-Family Retrofit Program and the Income-Eligible Programs, including fuel assistance, reduced utility rates, and added savings on energy efficiency incentives.
Visit masssave.com for more information and to learn about other programs.
Summer’s Here: Shed Layers and Shed Loads posted on Jul 11
Electricity usage throughout New England reaches its peak during summer heat waves, causing our electricity bills to spike. During periods of high demand, electric utilities typically call on more expensive “peaking” plants to provide extra power. These costs are passed onto larger, non-residential consumers through demand charges on their monthly electricity bill. Municipal buildings can save a significant sum of money if they shut off portions of their electricity during these peak periods.
Massachusetts Rebates Supercharge Electric Vehicle Market posted on Jul 7
The MOR-EV initiative provides rebates of up to $2,500 for electric, fuel cell vehicles and plug-in vehicles with large batteries, and $1,500 for plug-in electric vehicles with smaller batteries. All Massachusetts residents are eligible to receive incentives on purchased and leased new electric vehicles until the rebate funds are gone.
Community Adoption of Energy Efficient Building Codes Stretches to 143 posted on Jul 2
Eight more municipalities (Dalton, Goshen, Halifax, Holliston, Upton, Wellfleet, Lanesborough, and Stoughton) recently adopted the Stretch Energy Code, criterion five for Green Community designation, and will now work to ensure that new construction and major renovations are more energy efficient. With these additions, the total number of participating municipalities has reached 143.