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Here you can find all the questions your fellow Bay Staters are asking about the savings of the Mass Save program, the Mass Energy Experts no-cost energy assessment, and more. If you can't satiate your home performance knowledge here, just drop us a line and ask us your own question!
What is the difference between an energy assessment and an energy audit?
The short answer is - nothing. Both a Mass Save energy assessment and a Mass Save energy audit are a thorough examination of your home performance, using diagnostic home performance tools, computer modeling, imaging, and the latest in building science knowledge. The goal of a Mass Save home energy audit or home energy assessment is to locate the areas where your home could be saving energy, and pair the results with the lucrative rebates offered by Mass Save.
Are these no-cost energy assessments really free?
It’s true, you won’t pay us or a Mass Save contracting partner a service fee to receive a no-cost energy assessment at any point during the audit and to receive your results. So how can it be no-cost? You may have noticed on your gas and electric bills a small charge for ‘energy efficiency’. This small charge helps fund the Mass Save program. Since you’ve been paying into the Mass Save energy efficiency fund, why not take advantage of the benefits and schedule your home energy assessment today?
How long does a no-cost energy assessment take?
While some companies will offer 1.5 to 2-hour assessments, we prefer to allow our energy assessment technicians around three hours to complete each assessment. The more accurate your home energy assessment is, the more you'll know about how to make your home more energy efficiency and explore all the energy-saving upgrades and rebates you may qualify for with the Mass Save program!
What do I get with my no-cost energy assessment?
With each home energy assessment, we will provide you with:
ENERGY STAR® LED light bulbs
Advanced power strips
Programmable thermostats or discounted wireless thermostats (installed at a second appointment)
You will also get a thorough rundown of your assessment results with your Mass Energy Experts Assessor.
What are the most common issues you find with homes in Massachusetts?
At Mass Energy Experts, we always take the approach that no two homes will be exactly alike. But because there are many historic homes throughout eastern Massachusetts, we find many homes are in need of similar home performance upgrades. Insulation and air sealing are very common upgrades, which is one of the reasons Mass Save provides these home insulation rebates and complimentary air sealing.
Am I eligible for the Mass Save program?
If you are a homeowner, a renter, a landlord/property owner, you will qualify for Mass Save. There are further discounted services based on your income level if you’re a resident in a 1-4 unit home. All you need to do is select a Mass Save home performance contractor partner and schedule your no-cost energy assessment to get started.
How much can I save with these Mass Save rebates?
The savings you will actually see from Mass Save will depend on your home’s energy needs. However, each home energy assessment comes with a complimentary air sealing service and a 75% -90% off incentive for approved insulation upgrades. There is also $2,750 in available heating and cooling rebates, depending on your specific needs.
And it isn’t just the immediate savings you’ll see on the home energy upgrade project costs! Did you know that by properly air sealing and insulating a home, you could save up to 11% on your overall energy costs and 15% on your heating and cooling costs?
Where is Mass Energy Experts’ service area?
Mass Energy Experts is located in Woburn, MA. Our team of energy assessors travel all over eastern Massachusetts, from Worchester to Plymouth and down to Amesbury.
How can I further my energy efficiency goals after my assessment?
As an experienced home performance contractor and Mass Save partner, Mass Energy Experts can pair you with the right home energy specialists to further your energy goals. We are a full-service insulation contractor, so our in-house team can upgrade your insulation and air seal your home — but if you are looking for even more ways to save, we’ve got you covered. Whether it is solar PV installation with Boston Solar, or installing a heat pump system with N.E.T.R. Inc., we will be with you every step of the way to help make your home improvement process go as smoothly as possible.