Home Energy Assessments
- Energy Assessments: A free 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. 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. Residents are eligible for a free home energy assessment once every 2 years.
Energy New England is currently performing these home energy assessments remotely 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. If you wish to have your incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs replaced with LEDs, ENE will arrange an on-site visit from subcontractor CMC Energy to do this, at no cost to you.
- 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 2 years. Mass Save is currently offering remote home energy assessments via a video call on your cell phone. If you use natural gas to heat some or all of your home or as a back-up for heat pump systems, you are eligible for Mass Save's free audit. This is your first step to their weatherization rebates and services, which are free and/or higher value than CMLP's weatherization rebates.
- 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.