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When you work with Mass Save®
If you own your own home or live in a building with 1 to 4 dwelling units, you can schedule a no-cost Home Energy Assessment with a Mass Save® Energy Specialist by calling 866-527-SAVE (7283).
During a visit to your home, the specialist will help you identify cost-effective energy improvement or replacement opportunities. You may receive some products for instant energy savings resources during the assessment, including potentially hundreds of dollars in LED replacement light fixtures and bulbs.
Most of the incentives and rebates are available only after a Home Energy Assessment has been performed at your home
To get started, consider taking Mass Save’s Online Home Energy Assessment at massave.com, and create your home energy profile. You’ll get an estimate of potential energy savings and cost-effective upgrade advice.
Just enter your zip code, your home’s primary heating fuel source, and a referral code (if you have one). You will be directed to the online home energy assessment for your Massachusetts utility sponsor.
By taking the online assessment, you’ll learn if your home is a good candidate for an in-home assessment. If your profile indicates that you are a good candidate, you can contact Mass Save® right from the energy profile to set up an in-home assessment.
Energy saving tips
- Shut the lights off when you leave the room
- Unplug electronics such as laptops, tablets, cell phones, and cordless power tools once they’re charged. Charging adapters plugged into outlets use energy even if they’re not actively charging the devices.
- Use an Advanced Power Strip (APS) for your home entertainment equipment. Many homes have multiple TVs and computers, all connected to assorted devices such as DVD players, game consoles, surround sound systems, etc. An APS can help easily manage your electronics to use less energy. Get a great deal on Advanced Power Strips through our online catalog.
- Use the power management settings on your computer and monitor so they go into power save mode when not in use.
- Switch to ENERGY STAR® certified compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs or light emitting diode (LED) bulbs. CFLs use up to 75% less energy and LEDs use up to 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs. By switching from an incandescent bulb to a CFL, you can save more than $8 per year per bulb.
- Get your heating system serviced and tuned up to assure it is working as efficiently as possible.
- Make sure your heating units (baseboard heaters, warm air registers, etc.) are not blocked by furniture, window treatments, or carpeting so that the heat distributes effectively to the living areas.
- For warm air systems, make sure to check the filter and change it if it is dirty, a dirty filter can reduce the amount of warm air supplied to the living areas.
- If your home has storm windows, check to make sure that they are closed properly for the heating season.
- Keep window treatments (curtains and shades) on south-facing windows open during the day to allow the sunlight to enter and warm the home and closed at night to reduce the chill you can feel from cold windows.
- You can save money and also be comfortable by automatically controlling your heating system so it doesn’t operate as much when you are away or sleeping. You can do this automatically by using a programmable or wireless enabled (Wi-Fi) thermostat. For information on generous rebates from Mass Save click the links below:
- Use low flow faucet aerators and showerheads to help use less hot water.
- Set your hot water temperature to 120 degrees, this is the recommended temperature for most uses and helps save energy.
- Repair any leaky faucets, even small leaks adds up fast and wastes water and money.
- Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. If you do a lot of laundry a new ENERGY STAR® certified model can save about $100 on average per year on your utility bills because ENERGY STAR® certified clothes washers use up to 50% less energy and save about 10 gallons of water per load.
- If your hot water system is old, consider replacing it with a new high efficiency system.
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