Are you a Massachusetts resident looking to save on your energy bills while also making your home more comfortable? Mass Save offers enhanced benefits that are based on your income level and provide discounted and no-cost programs to help you meet your energy efficiency goals. Let’s take a look.
Do I Qualify for Income Eligible programs?
If you reside in a 1 to 4 unit home, you may qualify for Income Eligible programs if your household income meets the level for your household size. Simply find the number of people you have in your home and match up the income to see if you qualify:
Household Members Income at or Below
- 1 person – $34,001
- 2 people – $44,463
- 3 people -$54,925
- 4 people – $65,387
- 5 people -$75,849
- 6 people – $86,311
- 7 people -$88,272
- 8 people – $90,234
If your income is greater than the amounts listed, there are still programs for you! Visit Mass Save’s Home Energy Assessment page to find a program that matches your needs.
Why Do I Need a Home Energy Assessment?
Along with finding and sealing expensive air leaks in your home, you’ll also receive:
- Instant Savings. Energy-saving products like LED light bulbs, smart power strips, faucet aerators, and low-flow shower heads will be installed so you can start saving right away.
- No-Cost Replacements. If your existing heating system is inefficient and eligible, you’ll receive a no-cost replacement.
- Appliance Evaluation & Replacement. From refrigerators and freezers to dehumidifiers and window AC units, your appliances will be evaluated for efficiency and if they are eligible, you could receive a no-cost, energy efficient replacement.
- Weatherization Upgrades. Adding insulation in your attic, walls, and basements along with sealing up drafty doors, windows, and other areas will help you save up to 25 percent on your energy bills every year.
More Ways to Save
Along with a no-cost Home Energy Assessment, here are 6 easy ways you can start saving on your energy bills right now:
- Mind the Furnace Filter. A dirty filter slows down the flow of air and makes your heating and cooling system work harder. Change the filter at least every three months, and check it monthly during the hottest and coldest months.
- Adjust the Thermostat. Bump the temperature 7 to 10 degrees when you’re away from home and overnight. Or, get a programmable thermostat that’ll do it for you!
- Maximize Shades. In the winter, keep your shades open during the day to let in warmth from the sun, and close them up tightly at night to keep the heat in. During the summer, do the reverse.
- Smart Lighting. Along with using efficient LED bulbs, use dimmers to keep energy output exactly where you need it. Use motion sensors for security lighting rather than leaving it on all the time, and use timers with your Energy Star certified holiday lighting so you don’t have to remember to unplug.
- Efficient Electronics. With so many gadgets eating up your outlets, it’s important to have a handle on energy consumption. Unplug chargers when they aren’t in use and shut down computers at the end of the day rather than leaving them sleeping. Or, invest in a smart power strip that automatically cuts the power when gadgets aren’t in use.
- Astute Appliances. Keep the condenser coils on your fridge clean and make sure there are a few inches between the back of the unit and the wall for better circulation. Scrape dishes before loading the dishwasher so you can use a more efficient cycle and only wash full loads.
Making Your Home Comfortable and Efficient
Making small changes around the home will add up to big savings. For an even bigger impact, sign up for your no-cost Home Energy Assessment with Energy Monster today.
You’ve already been paying for this assessment every month on your energy bill–it’s time to take advantage today!Return to Blog