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.
Did you know that furnaces typically last about 15-20 years and boilers start aging out around 25-30 years?
When you sign up for a no cost Home Energy Assessment, you can learn how your home consumes and loses energy and how efficient your current heating and cooling systems are in your home. During a Home Energy Assessment, ask your energy specialist about the latest rebates for upgrading to a more energy-efficient HVAC system. The sponsors of the Mass Save® program provide 0% financing for $25,000, up to 7 years, for energy efficiency upgrades.
Sign up for a no-cost Home Energy Assessment to ensure your system lasts all winter. As an added bonus, scheduling here provides Sustainable Wellesley with a donation for every completed - NO COST -Home Energy Assessment.
Be one of the eligible Massachusetts residents can save energy and money this coming winter.