Solar Power Rocks published the “Solar Report Card for 2018” showing which states are best (or worst) in solar friendliness. It comes as no surprise to Bay Staters that Massachusetts ranked in the #1 spot this year with its truly awesome solar carve-out and new SMART Solar Program that will provide incentives for the next generation of solar projects in the state.

In addition to having top ranking solar legislation, tax incentives, and rebates, Massachusetts also has a program called Mass Save to help citizens get the most out of their energy efficiency as they can. Mass Save is an initiative sponsored by Massachusetts’ natural gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers. The Sponsors of Mass Save work closely with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to provide a wide range of services, incentives, training, and information promoting energy efficiency that help residents and businesses manage energy use and related costs. Read on to find out how Mass Save can help you cut your energy costs even further.

Mass Save offers some fairly powerful incentives that can increase your energy savings even if you think you are doing all you can already. Solar energy system owners can compound the savings they are already getting with the system they have now. The Mass Save program can help just about everyone in 2019 in the state save money on energy bills including homeowners, renters, landlords, businesses and schools. Here are some of the incentives you may want to try!


Energy STAR Certified Appliances and Homes

If you have ever bought a refrigerator, stove, or dishwasher, Energy STAR is a name you probably recognize. But what you might not realize is that Energy STAR is also involved in new home construction to make buildings as energy efficient as possible, as well as offering strategies for adding plants and other products to make the most out of your home’s energy capabilities. Mass Save offers incentives and rebates on energy efficient appliances, new home construction, and strategies for plantings that can help save you money.


Free Energy Assessments

Have you ever wondered why your utility bill is so high? Mass Save offers free energy assessments from a certified energy specialist for homeowners. A specialist can talk to you about your home’s energy efficiency and how you can make some fairly simple changes to improve your home’s energy consumption. It may include changing the filter on your furnace, swapping out energy zapping light bulbs, or even discussing the insulation or sealing of your home to prevent heat or air conditioning loss.

Rebates for Heating and Cooling Systems

Living in Massachusetts, you know it can be bitterly cold in the winter and sweltering hot in the summer. That means having to maintain a wide variety of heating and cooling equipment all year long. Mass Save can help by offering rebates for equipment including: gas heating, propane heating, water heaters, smart thermostats and much more. Rebates can range from just about a hundred dollars to well over two thousand dollars. It is well worth it to check these out before you buy new heating, cooling, or water systems.