Mass Residents take advantage of this

oldmountvernon Posted By oldmountvernon, Dec 9, 2012 at 11:57 AM

  1. oldmountvernon

    oldmountvernon
    Minister of Fire

    Oct 27, 2011
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    SE Mass
    http://www.masssave.com/ Had them come out after member ihatepropane had it done.

    they come out replace every light bulb in your home with energy efficient light bulbs suppose to last 7 years FREE ( 400$ value in my case )
    Then they inspect your home look in the attic to see if you need more insulation
    In my case i have R30 they suggested adding 4" of blown in to 2900 sqft
    Price was about 1500 they pay 75% my cost will be 400 if i want to do it ( i most likely will i dont think i can buy it for that )
    Then they offer to send a contractor to airseal your home caulking etc FREE

    I was expecting some high pressure salesman, but not the case at all he laid it out and said send in the paper work if interested.
     
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  2. jrsdws

    jrsdws
    Feeling the Heat

    Feb 9, 2011
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    Wow! That's awesome. I hope EVERYONE takes advantage of that.
     
  3. bill3rail

    bill3rail
    Minister of Fire

    Jan 12, 2012
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    Loc:
    LI, NY
    Sounds too good to be true!
    You have tried it so I guess it is good! I would have been expecting High Pressure Sales also!
    When will this program come to NY?

    Bill
     
  4. fishingpol

    fishingpol
    Minister of Fire

    Jul 13, 2010
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    Merrimack Valley, MA
    +1 one that program. I had them come out a few years ago and do a complete air seal and add insulation to the walls and add to the attic that I did not gut during home renovations. These guys found holes and voids that I was not aware of in the basement ceiling to the first floor. They did a blower door test and a combustion test on my boiler before and after the work. The subcontractor that did the work was great and cleaned up when finished. The work did make a noticable difference in air movement in the house.

    The icing on the cake was a refund check they sent me since they charged me for the sq footage of insulation I already had in place instead of what they added. The final inspector re-measured the work and called back and apologized after the numbers did not add up. The program did cover about 75% of the cost of the work.
     
  5. Ernest Smith

    Ernest Smith
    New Member

    May 9, 2012
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    South of Boston, MA
    I also took advantage of the program. At the time, they gave a $2,000 credit for any approved work. I had additional insulation blown in the attic, sealing of the attic stairs, plastic placed on the dirt floor of my two crawl spaces under additions to the house, complete air seal, blower door test, and more which together cost $3,000. I paid $1,000 but could have eliminated a few items so my costs would have been less. You can also apply for a zero percent loan to replace your heating system if needed . But we don't need to because we burn pellets! :ZZZ
     
  6. urkiddin

    urkiddin
    Member

    Dec 3, 2009
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    Western Ma. near Vt border
    Ain't nothin free.Someone is paying for this somewhere along the line either in taxes or higher energy bills.
     
  7. Mike D

    Mike D
    Feeling the Heat

    Nov 7, 2008
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    Loc:
    North Haven, CT
    X2
     
  8. mrjohneel

    mrjohneel
    Feeling the Heat

    Dec 8, 2011
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    Loc:
    Suburban Boston
    It's a good program. I took advantage of it.
     
  9. Millsk

    Millsk
    Member

    Sep 12, 2011
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    Loc:
    Eastern ct
    yeah tax dollars!
     
  10. oldmountvernon

    oldmountvernon
    Minister of Fire

    Oct 27, 2011
    604
    199
    Loc:
    SE Mass
    Not tax dollars, this is give back money from Utilities to help conserve enegry
     
  11. IHATEPROPANE

    IHATEPROPANE
    Minister of Fire

    Feb 24, 2011
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    Loc:
    NoPellettons, MA
    There is supposedly a charge on the bill every month to pay for it.
     
  12. Millsk

    Millsk
    Member

    Sep 12, 2011
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    Loc:
    Eastern ct
    Even better, a private company tax :)
     
  13. urkiddin

    urkiddin
    Member

    Dec 3, 2009
    211
    12
    Loc:
    Western Ma. near Vt border
    check your electric bill.you'll see a charge for conservation programs.also state mandated fees.
     
  14. oldmountvernon

    oldmountvernon
    Minister of Fire

    Oct 27, 2011
    604
    199
    Loc:
    SE Mass
    So you're saying we are paying for it, regardless if we take advantage of it or not, like i said no brainer take advantage of it ;)
     

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