A Mass Save Dwelling Power Evaluation is free and takes only some hours

As we all band together for the coldest days of the year, the good news is that the warmer weather isn’t too far away. Now, approaching spring is an ideal time to consider a Mass Save home energy assessment. It gives us time to make improvements before the next heating season.

A Mass Save Home Energy Assessment is free and only takes a few hours. Mass Save is a cooperation between the natural gas and electricity suppliers and the energy efficiency service providers in Massachusetts. As part of Mass Save, all government utilities work together to help homeowners, tenants and businesses use energy more efficiently. Tons of different programs are offered to both home and business customers so there is sure to be something at Mass Save to help you make savings.

A Mass Save Home Energy Assessment is free and only takes a few hours.

In addition to discounts for the purchase of energy-efficient devices, Mass Save also carries out free energy assessments for homeowners and tenants. This is a valuable service that will help you identify energy saving measures that you can take individually in your house or apartment.

Mass Save’s Home Energy Assessments are easy to request. For those who feel comfortable, an energy specialist will do a personal audit with personal protective equipment, or you can request a virtual assessment. It usually takes a few hours to complete a personal or virtual assessment and written report on how to improve the energy efficiency of your home.

After an audit, energy-saving products are provided free of charge if needed, including Energy Star LED lightbulbs, advanced power strips, low flow shower heads and faucet aerators. Programmable thermostats or reduced options for wireless thermostats are also being examined.

Energy discounts and incentives are checked based on your assessment. This includes a free, targeted air seal for leaks and an instant incentive for a 75 percent discount on approved insulation improvements or a 100 percent discount based on your income. There are also discounts of up to $ 2,750 for qualifying energy efficient heating, cooling, and water heating systems, as well as the option to apply for zero percent HEAT funding for eligible upgrades.

A mass save provider can complete your audit or it can be done by a participating Home Performance Contractor (HPC) who also does the insulation and airtight work. After the work is completed, a mass save provider conducts a quality assurance review.

All key decision-makers should be present during the assessment, including at least one person over the age of 18.

For more information on the free Mass Save Home Energy Assessment and other programs, visit unitil.com or masssave.com/.

Alec O’Meara is the media relations manager at Unitil.

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