Our mission is to make energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable. Energy efficiency is a key component of all of our programs.
Do you live in a chilly, leaky, costly home?
Sign up for a no-cost energy assessment right now! An energy professional will visit your home and help you figure out the best ways you can save energy & money. This is a no-cost service that all Massachusetts residents can access in some form*.
*If you live in a town with a municipal utility, you may need to call them directly to request your energy assessment.
*If you are on Fuel Assistance, call your local CAP agency to request free weatherization services.
Do you have a boiler that is at least 30 years old and functioning?
For a limited time only, NSTAR and National Grid are offering generous rebates to residential customers replacing functioning 30 year old boilers. The Early Boiler Replacement Rebate is only available between May 1, 2013 and August 31, 2013. Take the first step toward your rebate by signing up for a no-cost energy assessment right now. Or, you can call us at 1-800-287-3950. You must schedule your no-cost energy assessment by August 31, 2013 to take advantage of the rebate.
Your new boiler must be installed by October 1, 2013 to take advantage of the rebate (Click here to learn more about the steps toward claiming your rebate).
Heating oil members, perform regular system tune-ups to make your heating system run more smoothly, and if it's time to purchase a new heating system, we recommend choosing a system that is Energy Star rated.
We encourage those who are considering installing solar electricity or solar hot water systems to make sure they are already using energy efficient lighting and appliances, and low-flow faucets so they can get the most out of their solar energy investment.
And we encourage everyone to install energy efficient lighting and appliances so that they can invest their savings into the purchase of green electricity. Customers can offset the additional cost for New England GreenStartSM by implementing cost-saving energy efficiency measures in their homes, such as those described below.
Why make your home more energy efficient?
- Lower Energy Bills! Much of the energy we pay for is wasted. Your energy bills can be cut by 10-50% through a few inexpensive energy-efficient measures.
- Less Pollution! The burning of fossil fuels causes global warming and poor air quality. Furthermore, the extraction and transport of coal and oil result in harmful environmental impacts.
- Energy Independence! Our dependence on foreign oil leads to geopolitical conflicts.
- More Comfort! By looking at how the various components of your house work together as a system and taking a whole-house approach to energy efficiency, you can eliminate drafts, make your energy systems more responsive to your needs, and avoid unhealthy moisture problems.
Why are your energy bills so high?
Some of the biggest sources of energy inefficiency in the home are
- Leaky windows and doors
- Un-insulated roofs and exterior walls
- Old, inefficient appliances, particularly heating systems, refrigerators and air conditioners
- Incandescent and halogen lighting
- Leaving lights, computers, and other appliances on unnecessarily
- Heat is turned up too high or air conditioning is turned too low
What Can You Do to Save Energy?
Read more energy efficiency tips from the United States Department of Energy.