ReSource Ipswich is the first in-state utility decarbonization program, brought to you by the Town of Ipswich Utilities Department.
Home Efficiency Audits
It all starts with a no-cost home efficiency audit to learn how your home can be more efficient. A qualified efficiency expert will explore your home and evaluate what changes you can make to reduce carbon usage. Once the audit is complete, our experts will provide you with an action plan to help you to prioritize energy efficiency, electrification, waste reduction and water conservation measures in and around your home. Completing the recommended measures will not only improve comfort, but also save money!
Call (866) 306-0909 to schedule your no-cost audit today!
Air Source Heat Pump Assessment
Are you interested in upgrading your home heating and cooling system and want to explore clean energy options? Consider purchasing an air source heat pump. Ipswich Electric Light Department (IELD) customers are eligible for a no-cost air source heat pump assessment!
Schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with an independent heat pump expert to learn how the technology works, understand how they can reduce your heating costs, and receive guidance on using heat pumps for supplementary or whole-home heating. This assessment will ensure that the air source heat pump size and configuration is optimized for your home and heating and cooling goals, helping to avoid the risk of an oversized or undersized system and outsized bills.
Call (866) 306-0909 for your assessment.
Available Rebates and Incentives
Rebates are available for the following appliances that meet Energy Star's current standards. Additional requirements and conditions may be required. Visit energystar.gov to see if your purchase qualifies.
|Freezer >12 Cu Ft||$50.00|
|Heat Pump Dryer (Electric)||$500.00|
|Pool Pump (Two Speed)||$175.00|
|Pool Pump (Variable Speed)||$250.00|
|Heat Pump Water Heater (≤55 gal. & Electric)||$500.00|
|Induction Stove Range / Cook-tops||up to $750.00|
Customers purchasing WaterSense labeled products are eligible for the following rebates. Visit epa.gov/watersense for a qualified product list.
|Low Flow Toilets||$100.00|
|Showerheads||25% up to $50.00|
|Bathroom Faucets||25% up to $50.00|
|Irrigation Controllers||25% up to $100|
|Spray Sprinkler Bodies||25%|
|Pre-Rinse Spray Valves||25% up to $50.00|
|Kitchen Faucets||25% up to $50.00|
One of each equipment type per customer allowed. Eligibility of miscellaneous items is subject to change and may not be limited to the following items; hedge trimmer, leaf blower, power washer, etc. Contact the Utilities Department for more information regarding eligibility.
|Equipment Type||Rebate Amount|
|Zero-Turn Riding Lawn Mower||50% up to $400|
|Riding Lawn Mower (Not Zero Turn)||50% up to $200|
|Push Lawn Mower||50% up to $100|
|Snow Blower||50% up to $100|
|Misc Equipment||50% up to $40|
Connected Homes is a new program that leverages the technology of smart appliances and devices into cost savings on electricity prices- which we then pass on to you! Eligible devices include batteries, electric vehicle chargers, thermostats, and more!
Learn more and enroll at https://munihelps.org/what-we-do/helps-connected-homes/
A rebate of 75% of the cost (up to $2,000) is available for the following efficiency measures after completion of a FREE Home Efficiency Assessment through the ReSource Ipswich program. Customers who install air source heat pumps along with these measures are eligible for a full 75% of the weatherization project cost with NO incentive limit!
|Blower Door Test & Air Sealing and Insulation (must be bundles with air sealing when recommended)||75%, up to $2,000|
|Measures Bundled with Air Source Heat Pump Installation||75% Total Weatherization Project Cost|
Massachusetts has ambitious emissions reduction targets, and transitioning residential heating systems to rely on electricity rather than fossil fuels is a key component to making that happen. The transition benefits homeowners with potentially lower heating costs, cleaner in home air quality and the ability to heat and cool a home with less equipment.
Qualified systems are air-source heat pumps or ductless mini-split heat pumps meeting NEEP standards.
A total rebate of $1,000 per per year is available for eligible households that install a qualified system. Customers are strongly encouraged to complete a no-cost Home Efficiency Audit or Air Source Heat Pump Assessment prior to their project.
Solar PV Interconnection
Ipswich Electric Light Department customers interested in pursuing solar interconnection should review the ELD's Solar Interconnection Process & Application document.
Please be aware, those pursuing the ELD's current incentive of $0.30/watt, up to $3,000, should consider the ELD’s requirements for Interconnection, which are detailed in our Distributed Generation Net Metering Policy, and the requirements for the incentive program.
There are several places to donate used building materials in Massachusetts and many offer pick up.
|Boston Building Resources||bostonbuildingresources.com||617-442-2262|
|Habitat for Humanity ReStore||restorencm.org/donate||978-227-5556|
If you want to learn more about deconstruction, or need help getting started, call the RecyclingWorks in MA hotline at 888-254-5525 or visit their website.