Start saving money, reducing pollution on Energy Efficiency Day

Greenfield selected to participate in brand new energy efficiency initiative

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Each year, Massachusetts homeowners spend $2,500 dollars on energy bills.

But you can reduce that cost. Greenfield is one of 10 Western Massachusetts towns participating in “Ener-G-Save,” a program that takes thermal photographs that display where your home may be leaking heat.

“Energy efficiency is the number one way to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions,” said Carole Collins, Director of Greenfield’s Energy & Sustainability Department.  “It’s the easiest and cheapest way to be more efficient.”

MassSave is once again offering free energy assessments to all Massachusetts homeowners. In this program, a contractor will make an energy assessment of your home, to help you save money in the long run and reduce pollution. The MassSave assessment includes free LED light bulbs, new programmable thermostats, and air sealing.

“I really appreciated the job they did sealing my house is much less drafty and its comfortable without having to turn up the heat as much,” said Wendy Marsden of Greenfield.

“We’ve had our outlets changed over, energy efficient power strips, and its great because we’ve noticed a huge change with our electric bills,” said Jennifer Ballou of Greenfield.

MassSave will cover 75 percent of the cost for any other recommended energy upgrades.

Massachusetts was recently ranked number one in the country for energy efficiency for the 7th year in row.