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Complete a home energy assessment through your municipal utility to determine whether there is opportunity for weatherization in your home.
Work with a participating contractor to identify and complete specific weatherization improvements.
Your contractor submits a virtual quality assurance form to Abode. We review the submission and approve it remotely if possible, or complete an in-home inspection and work with the contractor to resolve any work issues if needed.
Submit the weatherization rebate application through your MLP.
The rebate is processed and customers enjoy a more comfortable, efficient home.
In order to be eligible for a rebate through MGED, the project must adhere to the eligibility verification and quality assurance review process.
STEP 1: HOME ENERGY ASSESSMENT
STEP 2: SCOPING VISIT
STEP 3: QUALITY ASSURANCE REVIEW
If working with a participating contractor
Your contractor will submit a virtual quality assurance form to Abode with project documentation and photos of the completed work. Abode will review the submission and approve it remotely if possible, or will schedule an in-home inspection and work with the contractor to resolve any work issues if needed.
If working with a non-participating contractor
Contact Abode to schedule an in-home weatherization inspection with an Abode inspector.
STEP 4: REBATE APPLICATION
The online rebate application must be completed by the homeowner or contractor following install. The form will ask for an invoice for the job, which can be obtained by the contractor.
REBATE RULES & REQUIREMENTS
- Weatherization opportunity must be determined by a recent MGED/Energy New England energy audit before installation.
- No added room or space (renovation or new construction) that adds to the home’s heating load will be eligible unless the new load is neutralized by increased insulation/air sealing in the other areas. This will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and should be approved by Abode & MGED before weatherization work commences.
- Work must be started and completed from January 1st to December 31st, for this rebate cycle. Work completed in the following year will be eligible for that year’s rebate offering, if available.
- Work can be done by the homeowner, a contractor, or a combination of the two. Where applicable, the contractor must be licensed for the work performed. See below for a list of participating contractors.
- Issues with a heating system or other combustion appliance that will result in the accumulation of harmful combustion byproducts in the home
- Insulation in contact with electrical and/or heat sources that pose a fire hazard
- Inadequate ventilation in the home that poses a moisture accumulation and air quality risk.
These health and safety factors are consistent with building code and energy efficiency program requirements across Massachusetts. Installing weatherization measures in accordance with these requirements is the responsibility of the weatherization contractor or a subcontractor, if applicable. If health and safety issues exist in the home following the weatherization install, they will need to be resolved before a weatherization rebate can be provided by MGED.
Customers are strongly encouraged to work with one of the program’s participating contractors included on the contractor list maintained by Abode.