Home Energy Assessments
- Energy Assessments: A free, on-site home energy assessment will identify the sources of energy waste driving up your heating and electricity bills. If you heat with any fuel other than natural gas, CMLP’s energy auditor, Energy New England, will examine your home’s heating system, lighting, and weatherization needs. All of your incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs will be replaced with LEDs for free by the auditor, plus you will receive a free smart power strip! These LEDs have a color temperature of 3,000K. This is a warm white ideal for most indoor applications and similar to traditional incandescent light bulbs (but use 75% less energy!). Schedule your appointment by contacting Energy New England at email@example.com or (888) 772-4242. Learn more and fill out an online request form here. ENE generally schedules these 2-5 weeks out, depending on how busy the auditors are. You must be at home throughout the assessment, which usually takes 2 hours. Residents are eligible for a free home energy assessment once every 3 years.
NEW! Energy New England can now perform a remote home energy assessment via a video call on your cell phone. ENE’s auditor will spend about 45 minutes to an hour on the video call with you, depending on the size of your home. The customer walks around the house with their smart phone’s video going, allowing the auditor to take screen shots as needed. The auditor works with energy modeling software and then does a 10-30 minute follow up call to go over the results. We have received good responses from customers so far, such as:
"The remote energy audit was extremely helpful [and] informative. I am grateful
we could do it during home isolation. It was a great use of my time."
"Due to COVID-19 our [home energy audit] was cancelled. However we set up a
virtual energy audit [and] set up our cell phone so [the auditor] could look around
our home. He was very pleasant, courteous and knowledgeable. It only took 30
minutes and a short time after our call we had a full report about what we can do
to save energy and money. We have had audits before in our home but I can
honestly say this one was just as good if not better. This was helpful info!!"
- You can also save energy by reducing your water use - especially your hot water use. Find out about free water conservation devices you can pick up from CPW here: https://www.concordma.gov/349/Saving-Water-Indoors. If you would like a water audit of your home, contact the Concord Public Works Water & Sewer Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 318-3250.
- For CMLP residential customers who heat with Natural Gas, the Mass Save Program offers you:
- Free home energy assessments (including installation of free LEDs & other energy-saving devices) once every other year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mass Save is now offering remote home energy assessments via a video call on your cell phone.
- Weatherization rebates, and pre-qualified contractors who can complete the weatherization work that you need;
- Advice on upgrading to a more efficient heating system, along with generous financial incentives for doing so.
Note that the entry step for all of their programs is a free home energy assessment. Visit the Mass Save Program webpage or call (866) 527-7283 to schedule yours or for more information.