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How to sign up for a home energy visit

How to sign up for a home energy visit

Last updated: 12/20/17
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Get your info together

If you live in a one- to four-unit building, you can sign up for a home energy visit without your landlord's permission. Let your roommates know that you want to sign up for visit.

You’ll need to find your electric and heating bill account numbers. These are located on your online or paper energy bills. Keep those two numbers handy, you’ll need them to sign up for a visit.

Bigger buildings

Do you live in a building with five or more units? Tell your building owner or property manager to visit masssave.com/multifamily, or call 800-594-7277. They qualify for an energy assessment, lighting upgrades, insulation, air sealing, and more.

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Contact us

You can sign up online. Can't wait? Call Mass Save at 617-635-SAVE (7283). If you sign up online, expect to receive a call from Mass Save within 10 days. If you call, expect a 10- to 15-minute wait time. At this point, you’ll have to provide your account numbers.

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Schedule an appointment

You’ll need to schedule a one- to two-hour appointment. Mass Save can meet you Mondays through Saturday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m., or 4 p.m. The times are flexible, so always ask for a time that works best for you.

Please keep in mind

Make sure you’re on time for your appointment! Also, remember to ask for LED light bulbs, a programmable thermostat, smart powerstrips, and a low-flow showerhead.

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After your appointment

Send your report to your landlord. Remember to tell them that they qualify for a 75% discount on insulation.

We also want your feedback. Please complete our survey and tell us how the visit went. You can also say “hi” on social media, post a photo of your energy audit, and tag @GreenovateBoston, or use the hashtag #RenewBOS.

Step
1

Gather your info

You’ll need to find your electric and heating bill account numbers. These are located on your online or paper energy bills. Keep those two numbers handy, you’ll need them to sign up for a visit.

Step
2

Contact us

You can sign up online. Can't wait? Call Mass Save at 617-635-SAVE (7283). If you sign up online, expect to receive a call from Mass Save within 10 days. If you call, expect a 10- to 15-minute wait time. At this point, you’ll have to provide your account numbers.

Step
3

Schedule an appointment

You’ll need to schedule a two- to three-hour appointment. Mass Save can meet you Mondays through Saturday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m., or 4 p.m. The times are flexible, so always ask for a time that works best for you.

Please keep in mind

Make sure you’re on time for your appointment! Also, remember to ask for LED light bulbs, a programmable thermostat, smart powerstrips, and a low-flow showerhead.

Energy savings graphic
Step
4

After your appointment

We also want your feedback. Please complete our survey and tell us how the visit went. You can also say “hi” on social media, post a photo of your energy audit, and tag @GreenovateBoston, or use the hashtag #RenewBOS.

You might also consider these next steps:
Step
1

Get your tenants’ information

You’ll need to collect your tenants’ electric and heating bill account numbers. If you live in the building, you also need your account numbers. You can find this information in your online of paper energy bills. Keep those two numbers handy, you’ll need them to sign up for a visit.

Bigger buildings

Are you a landlord in a building with five or more units? Visit masssave.com/multifamily, or call 800-594-7277. You can qualify for an energy assessment, lighting upgrades, insulation, air sealing, and more. Learn more about improving your bottom line.

Step
2

Contact Us

You can sign up online. Can't wait? Call Mass Save at 617-635-SAVE (7283). If you sign up online, expect to receive a call from Mass Save within 10 days. If you call, expect a 10- to 15-minute wait time. At this point, you’ll have to provide your account numbers.

Step
3

Schedule an appointment

For a one- to four-unit building, you’ll need to schedule a three- to four-hour appointment. If your building has five or more units, schedule a five-hour visit.

Mass Save can meet you Mondays through Saturday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m., or 4 p.m. The times are flexible, so always ask for a time that works best for you.

Please keep in mind

Make sure you’re on time for your appointment! Also, remember to ask for LED light bulbs, a programmable thermostat, smart powerstrips, and a low-flow showerhead.

Energy savings graphic
Step
4

After your appointment

We also want your feedback. Please complete our survey and tell us how the visit went. You can also say “hi” on social media, post a photo of your energy audit, and tag @GreenovateBoston, or use the hashtag #RenewBOS.

You might also consider these next steps:
Need to Know:

Why sign up? It's super easy, no-cost, and will provide lasting benefits for years. A no-cost home energy visit is already included in your monthly electric bills.

  • A home energy visit can save you an estimated 2,000 kWh or $120 annually.
  • During an energy visit, a Mass Save energy specialist will visit your home, and — in a few hours — install LED bulbs, smart powerstrips, low-flow showerhead, and a programmable thermostat.

Is your gross income below 60 percent of the Massachusetts median income? The Action for Boston Community Development can provide fuel help, weatherization, and heating upgrades for no cost. Check to see if you're eligible.

Have questions? Contact us:

1 City Hall Square, Room 709
Boston, MA 02201

Keep in mind

Change your behavior

Follow these energy tips from Eversource! You’ll save money and stay comfortable in any season.

Want to do more?
  • Ask your neighbors to also contact your building owner about energy efficiency. You should also tell your friends to sign up for an audit.
  • Ask your electricity provider and apply for “green” electricity that comes from renewable sources. 
  • Use an energy data tracker, like MyEnergyUse.
  • Become a Climate Boston Ready leader.
  • Sign up for a Greenovate newsletter to see other opportunities.