Now is a good time to plan energy efficiency upgrades to your home or business. For a limited time, Columbia Gas is providing no-cost insulation and air sealing to our customers in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. To qualify, you must first have a no-cost energy assessment, or have had one in the past two years.
To request an energy assessment of your home or business, please call 1-888-895-5014. This is a dedicated phone number for Columbia Gas customers seeking energy efficiency in the Greater Lawrence area.
After the assessment you will receive a written report with recommendations for weatherization. If you decide to accept the recommendation, Columbia Gas will pay for the weatherization measures at no-cost to you.
Columbia Gas is a sponsor of Mass Save©, a statewide collaboration of Massachusetts’ natural gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers, including National Grid. We offer residents, businesses, and communities the opportunity to make energy efficient upgrades through a wide range of services, rebates, incentives, trainings, and information. Mass Save© programs and services are managed and delivered by electric and gas sponsors working closely with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources.
Customers also have the option to switch from gas heating to electric, through the installation of cold climate air source heat pumps. As a Mass Save© partner, National Grid is offering rebates for energy efficient electric heat alternatives to help cover the gap between your insurance settlement amount and the cost of purchasing high efficiency electric heating equipment.
The following rebates are available:
If you are currently using an electric hot water heater, incentives may be available to offset your conversion to a heat pump water heater.
Customers may be eligible for 0% financing for any high efficiency heating or water heating equipment purchase, including electric air source heat pumps, through the Mass Save© HEAT Loan. At the time of a no-cost energy assessment, the energy specialist provides the documentation necessary to apply for the HEAT Loan. Call 1-800-696-8077 or visit MassSave.com/HEATLoan for more information.
Note that Columbia Gas customers who are replacing damaged gas equipment should not need a loan. In most cases, the settlement amount together with a rebate (see next section) should cover the entire cost of upgrading to high efficiency equipment.
If you are or will be replacing standard efficiency equipment, this is an opportunity to upgrade your heating and water heating equipment to high efficiency, energy saving natural gas equipment. Columbia Gas is offering rebates to help close the gap between the insurance settlement amount and the cost of purchasing high efficiency heating and water heating equipment. Columbia Gas will complete the rebate paperwork for customers. Customers should send a copy of the estimate or invoice from the heating and plumbing contractor to: Efficiency@ColumbiaGasMA.com. The rebate amount depends on the efficiency rating and cost of the new equipment installed. For questions about this rebate, just email us at Efficiency@ColumbiaGasMA.com.
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