The first and most cost-effective step is to stop wasting energy (and money). Many homes lose 20% of the heating and cooling they pay for due to bad insulation, air leaks and drafty windows. You can save that much or more on your energy bills by fixing a leaky house.
Homeowners and renters are entitled to free energy assessments that explain how to cut your energy bills by eliminating these leaks, with generous MassSave incentives to make it affordable – 75% off on new insulation (0r 100% for low and moderate income families). If you’ve already had an assessment, take advantage and act on the recommendations now!