FREE ENERGY AUDITS AND REBATES IN SOUTH HADLEY

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The First Step to Going Green - Free Energy Audits

The easiest and least expensive way to save money on energy.

South Hadley residents have two options for audits.

If you have natural gas from Columbia Gas get a free energy audit from Mass Save (1-866-537-7283 for audit or www.masssave.com/residential for information). New audit is available every two years. It is a good idea as the benefits keep going up.

Energy Audit Services They chance frequently.

  • Installation of no-cost energy-saving products as needed, such as: ENERGY STAR certified LED light bulbs, Advanced power strips, Low-flow showerheads, Faucet aerators, Programmable thermostats or discounted wireless thermostats (installed at a second appointment)
  • Eligibility screening for Mass Save rebates and incentives
  • Infrared testing, if applicable, which measures surface temperatures using advanced cameras to see if you need additional insulation
  • Combustion safety testing of your natural gas, oil or propane appliances to screen for carbon monoxide, drafts, and spillage
  • No-cost targeted air sealing of leaks in drafty areas of your home, which may include your attic, basement, living space, and attic ductwork
  • Based on your income, an instant incentive for 75 percent off approved insulation improvements (up to $2,000) or 90 percent off approved insulation improvements (up to $3,000)
  • An instant incentive for 75 percent off approved duct insulation (up to $1,000)
  • Generous rebates of up to $3,500 on qualifying energy efficient heating, cooling, and water heating equipment
  • The opportunity to apply for 0 percent HEAT Loan financing for eligible upgrades

Some need to be pre-qualified by a home energy assessment

Electric heating & cooling Up to $500 rebate

Gas heating equipment Up to $1,600 rebate

Oil heating equipment Up to $500 rebate

Propane heating equipment Up to $1,750 rebate

Early heating & cooling equipment Up to $3,500 rebate

Gas, oil, & propane outdoor boiler reset controls Up to $225 rebate

Gas heat recovery ventilators Up to $500 rebate

Wireless & programmable thermostats Up to $100 rebate or price discount

Save on a high-tech thermostat Discounted price & no-cost installation

Electric heat pump water heaters Up to $750 rebate

Gas water heaters Up to $800 rebate

Oil water heaters Up to $500 rebate

Propane water heaters Up to $800 rebate

Mini-Split Heat Pumps $300 rebate

Central air conditioning systems $500 rebate

Weatherization 75% off insulation, plus no-cost air sealing

Clothes Dryers $50 rebate

Dehumidifiers $30 rebate

Room AC and Air Cleaners $40 rebate

Energy Efficient Home Incentives

Heat Loan financing

Central AC $250

Air Source Heat Pump $250 or $500

Mini Split Heat Pump $250

Wi-Fi Thermostat Apply on line $ unknown

Note: Some of these benefits are not available to South Hadley as they are funded by investor owned utilities. South Hadley has a municipaly owned utility.

 

If you are not A Columbia Gas Customer, you can get a free energy audit from SHELD by calling 1-888-333-7525. The audit opens rebates on several energy upgrades with a 50% rebate up to $400 per year.

SHELD offered rebates SHELD and www.munihelps.org/ (select Rebates & Incentives Box)

Central AC $250

Air Source Heat Pump $250 or $500

Mini Split Heat Pump $250

Wi-Fi Thermostat Apply on line $ unknown

Refrigerator $50

Clothes Washer $50

Dehumidifier $30

Air Purifier $40

Electric Drier $50

Pool Pump (two speed) $175

Pool Pump (variable speed) $250

Heat Pump Water Heater $400

South Hadley is part of the Electric Vehicle Program (413-589-0141 or EV@mmwec.org). All residents are eligible for $10,000 off a new Nissan Leaf and/or a free level 2 charger.

 

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