We all tend to use more electricity in the summer to run our air conditioners and keep our homes cool. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to save on AC expenses without sacrificing comfort.
To help you save both energy and money this summer, we’ve gathered some of the best summer energy efficiency tips for Massachusetts residents.
1. Replace Your Air Filters
Your AC filter’s job is to filter dust, pet dander, and other contaminants out of your air. As they fill up, your filters can become clogged, making it harder for your AC to push cold air through. This can increase energy usage and drive up your bills. Cleaning or replacing your AC filters every few months is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to improve your home’s efficiency and save energy.
2. Switch to a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats adjust the temperature within your home for optimal energy efficiency. They learn your habits and preferences and adjust automatically to keep your home comfortable while using as little energy as possible.
You can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling just by setting your thermostat back 7°-10°F from its normal setting for 8 hours a day. A smart thermostat will make these adjustments automatically at the optimal time—when you’re at work, for example—so you can save energy and money without sacrificing comfort.
3. Schedule a Home Energy Assessment
Before you can make energy-saving upgrades to your home, you need to know where it’s losing energy to begin with. A no-cost Mass Save® Home Energy Assessment is the perfect way to find out. During your energy assessment, our energy specialist will evaluate your home’s insulation, air sealing, HVAC system, and more to locate inefficiencies so you can make upgrades where they’re needed most. We’ll also identify any Mass Save rebates* you may be eligible for so you can save on upgrades.
4. Insulate & Air Seal
Many homeowners only think about insulation in the winter, but insulation works in the summer, too. When it’s hot out, insulation and air sealing slow down heat transfer into your home. This makes it easier for your AC to keep your house cool, lowering your bills.
Extra Hot Tip: Massachusetts residents can get 75-100% off approved insulation upgrades plus no-cost air sealing with Mass Save® insulation rebates*. Schedule a no-cost Home Energy Assessment with Neeeco to learn more.
5. Install Mini Split Heat Pumps
Mini split heat pumps provide ultra efficient heating and cooling to keep your home comfortable all year-round. If your air conditioner is on its way out, it may be the perfect time to install a mini split system. Mini splits don’t need to be connected to ductwork and can be installed almost anywhere in your home. They deliver heated or cooled air directly in the room or rooms where it’s needed for immediate comfort.
Extra Hot Tip: You can save up to $10,000 on mini split heat pump installation with Mass Save mini split rebates*! Schedule a no-cost Home Energy Assessment with Neeeco to learn more.
Make Energy-Saving Home Upgrades with Neeeco
Neeeco is a local energy efficiency company that’s committed to helping Massachusetts residents save energy and money. We are a Mass Save partner and can help you take advantage of Mass Save rebates for insulation, air sealing, heat pumps, and more.
*Some restrictions apply and offers are subject to change or cancellation. Visit MassSave.com/HEA for full details.