6 Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill This Winter in Massachusetts

Electric Bill Savings

Winter is well on its way here in Massachusetts, and we’re all looking for ways to lower our electric bills as we hunker down inside until next summer.  Small steps like turning off lights or switching to energy efficient light bulbs are quick actions to take. Though, if it feels like your utility costs just keep going up in Massachusetts, it’s time to make some important changes and take advantage of the Mass Save® program to help you save. 

Neeeco can help you lower your energy bills this winter with Mass Save® energy efficiency upgrades like better insulation, high-efficiency heating and cooling, and more. By making smart improvements to your home, you’ll be able to lower your energy bills and save money this winter. And, as a Mass Save® partner, we can help you qualify for Mass Save® rebates and incentives, like 75-100% off new insulation! 

Here are six of the best ways to reduce your electric bills this winter in Massachusetts:

1. Schedule a Mass Save® Home Energy Assessment

You can’t fix the problem if you don’t know what’s broken! A Mass Save® home energy assessment is a series of diagnostic tests, like an energy audit, that assess your home’s energy efficiency. The assessment includes an evaluation of your home’s insulation, air infiltration, HVAC system, and more. 

Your energy audit also includes a detailed report that explains the problem areas in your home and recommends the most appropriate solutions to stop energy loss and save you money. Having a Mass Save® home energy assessment performed is also the first step in qualifying for Mass Save® rebates and incentives. Plus, you could receive energy saving equipment like energy saving power strips, programmable thermostats, and energy efficient showerheads at no-cost to you. 

Schedule your Mass Save® no-cost home energy assessment with Neeeco today! We are a certified Mass Save® contractor.

2. Get New Insulation for Your Home

Did you know that up to 20% of a home’s energy can be wasted because of poor insulation? By installing new attic insulation, basement insulation, and wall insulation, you can stop heat loss and keep your home warmer for less all winter long. 

If your home is losing 20% of its energy through the attic, walls, and basement, properly insulating those key areas could lower your energy bills this winter and year-round. Neeeco and Mass Save® can help you save up to 75- 100% on the cost of an insulation installation with Mass Save® insulation incentives. Schedule a no-cost home energy assessment to find out if you qualify for Mass Save® today!

3. Weatherize Your Home With Mass Save® No-Cost Air Sealing

Tiny cracks and gaps throughout your home, especially in the attic and basement, can account for a majority of energy loss—and you probably don’t even know that they’re there. Air leaks are small but impactful and can waste as much energy as leaving a window open all year round. 

Sealing up air leaks in your attic, basement, and around your ducts will stop energy from leaking out of your home. As a result, it will be easier for your HVAC system to keep your home comfortable and your heating bills will go down. Mass Save® offers no-cost air sealing to qualifying homeowners—contact Neeeco today to see if you’re eligible for this major money-saving energy efficiency service at no cost!

4. Install Ductless Mini Splits for High-Efficiency Heating

Ducted HVAC systems often waste as much as 30% of the energy they create through leaks in the ducts. Ductless mini splits solve this problem by heating the air in the room they are installed in. These high-efficiency all-electric heating and cooling systems don’t allow for any wasted energy, helping you lower your electricity bills.

They can also be controlled individually, which means you can keep your primary living spaces as warm as you want to without having to waste money heating the rooms you don’t use very often, like a guest bedroom. 

5. Replace Your Drafty Windows

Do you feel an icy cold draft every time you walk past a window in your home? It’s probably time for a window replacement. Old, drafty windows can make your energy costs 25-30% higher. Installing new, energy efficient windows will help you save money and make your home much more comfortable this winter.

Go Solar and You May Never Pay an Electric Bill Again!

If you want to drastically reduce or even eliminate your electricity bills altogether, solar panels are the answer. Solar panels allow you to generate your own electricity for free whenever the sun is shining, which means you can power your home for free most of the time. If you install solar batteries too, you can store excess solar energy to use at night, and you may never have to pay an electric bill again! 

Going solar with Neeeco is affordable thanks to our financing options, and we can also help you qualify for solar incentives like the federal solar tax credit, net metering, and SMART. Neeeco is proud to partner with Boston Solar, the #1 Massachusetts-based solar installer. Ask us how you can get a free solar quote! 

Reduce your electric bills and save money all year long with Mass Save® energy efficiency upgrades from Neeeco. Call (781) 309-7540 or contact us to get started with a no-cost Mass Save® home energy assessment.