Both Wellesley’s Municipal Light Plant and the state’s MassSave Program have increased the amount of money a homeowner can get for home energy efficiency improvements.
MASS SAVE REBATES
If you live in a one to four unit home and get a bill from National Grid (for example, if you heat your home with natural gas or you have a gas fireplace or stove), then you are eligible for the larger rebates from MassSave. Before you can qualify for these rebates or incentives, you must schedule and complete a no-cost home energy assessment with an authorized Mass Save® home assessment contractor such as HomeWorks.
Special financing options are also available through Mass Save®, including a” HEAT Loan”: 0% financing for qualified individuals.
WELLESLEY MUNICIPAL LIGHT PLANT (WMLP) REBATES
If you are NOT a National Grid customer, the WMLP’s new rebates are for you.
The WMLP also offers a no-cost Home Energy Audit if you heat with oil, electricity or propane. Call 888-772-4242. Read on for specifics.
WMLP Insulation and Air-Sealing Incentives - 50%, up to $1,500 max. for contractor installed insulation, following a home energy audit. Only for homes which are converting from oil heat to electric heat pumps.
WMLP Heating & Cooling Rebates
Air-source heat pumps: Up to $5,000
Only for MLP customers who currently heat with oil,electricity or propane. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for requirements. Pre-approval by Abode required.
Integrated controls: $100 per, up to $400
Wireless-enabled thermostats: 50% up to $125
Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters: @ UEF≥ 3.2: $500
WMLP Rebates for EnergyStar® Appliances
Front-loading clothes washer $150
Conversion of range or cooktop: $500 - gas to induction
Conversion of range or cooktop: $100 - electric to induction
Replace gas clothes dryer - with heat pump clothes dryer $250
Replace electric dryer - with heat pump clothes dryer $100
WMLP Additional Rebates
Electric panel upgrade $750
Level 2 Electric Vehicle
Smart WiFi charger 50%, up to $350
Electric lawn mower $75
Electric landscaping equipment $25
Guess what, there may be Federal Tax Incentives too for home energy efficiency upgrades.Go to Energy Star for details and availability.
In the Market for New Appliances? Schedule a No-Cost Virtual Home Energy Assessment to Save
Sustainable Wellesley has teamed up with HomeWorks Energy to help spread the word about no-cost virtual Home Energy Assessments and the generous Mass Save® rebates available to eligible Massachusetts residents.
Start saving money and energy with a Home Energy Assessment and ask your energy specialist about generous rebates for appliance upgrades like clothes dryers, washers, dehumidifiers, and of course heating and cooling equipment!
For more information, sign up for a Home Energy Assessment here, and get access to incentives like 100% off air sealing and 75-100% off insulation. As an added bonus, Sustainable Wellesley will receive a donation for every Home Energy Assessment performed. Schedule today to get access to generous rebates.
Did you know that 56% of emissions in Wellesley come from our buildings, and more than 50% of those building emissions come from our homes?
How can we change that?
Get inspired by Sarah Dooling, Executive Director of the Mass Climate Action Network, at her "Better Buildings, Healthy Communities" presentation on November 19th at 7pm. Register here. There are many opportunities for Wellesley residents to moving off of gas and move towards electrification which has numerous benefits including:
Let us know how you have, or plan to transform your building from a polluter to a healthy and environmental protector. The best way to do that is switch out fossil fuel heating sources. Thus if you, neighbor, friend, work colleague or family member is considering replacing/buying a heater, have them come to this event and/or call the Wellesley's Municipal Light Plant to learn about their Clean Comfort air source heat pump and other incentives initaitves.