Rebates for Residential Cold-Climate Heat Pumps

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (Mass CEC) just announced new rebates for installation of certain residential cold-climate heat pumps under its Clean Heating and Cooling Program:

  • Act now—Installation must be complete and rebate application submitted no later than February 28, 2015
  • Rebates range from $750 to $3750, depending on system size and type:

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Borrow a Kill-o-Watt at the Gleason Library

How are You Using Energy in Your Home? – Measure Energy and find out

You can go to the Carlisle Library and borrow a Kill-o-Watt plug load monitor to measure how much energy your appliances and ghost loads on you cell phone chargers, TV, stereo, DVD player, computers use when they are not in use. These devises counts consumption by the kilowatt-hour and Calculate electricity expenses by the day, week, month, or year as well as display volts, amps, and wattage within 0.2 percent accuracy



Save Energy with a Programmable Thermostat

Thermostats are getting smarter and smarter about how you control the energy in your home. There are programmable thermostats that will set back the heating or cooling in your home when you are not around during the day or at night when you are asleep. You save approximately 3% on your energy use for every 1°F you reduce the temperature during the heating season and for every °F you raise the temperature during the cooling season. There are now thermostats that actually learn your behavior and optimize the energy efficiency of you heating and cooling systems.


Wonder How Efficient Your Home is?

Find out with Infrared Thermography & Blower-Door Testing

  • Infrared thermography takes an infra-red pictures of your home and missing or poorly insulated or caulked areas will show up as hot areas and indicate where your home need work.
  • The blower-door test shows where all the leaks are and where you need to caulk ad weatherstrip your home or ducts.

Get a Free Energy Assessment

energyTo sign-up for your no-cost home energy assessment, call 866-867-8729 or visit www.nextsteplivinginc.com/carlisle

Many Carlisle residents are unaware of the cash incentives and rebates available through the Mass Save Home Energy Services Program.  The Mass Save program provides residents, both owners and renters, with a no-cost home energy assessment.

You will receive immediate savings from the assessment alone, with the installation of no-cost compact fluorescent light bulbs, digital programmable thermostats and water saving devices for your sink(s) and shower(s).

Your home energy advisor will also provide you with a report of recommendations subsidized by the Mass Save program, which will allow you to cut your energy bills nsl-logo-revisedeven further.  The recommendations could include, no-cost air sealing in the attic and basement rim joist, to reduce air leakage.  Any recommended insulation improvements you choose to go forward with qualifies for a 75% off instant incentive, up to $2,000 a year.  Through the no-cost Mass Save home energy assessment, residents will also receive information and applications for Mass Save rebates and a 0% interest loan that can be used to replace inefficient single-pane windows, air-conditioning, hot water and heating equipment. Continue reading

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