Massachusetts Insulation Tax Rebate
Did you know that Massachusetts offers many incentives and rebates for new insulation installation for homeowners and businesses? In fact, there is a good chance that you qualify. Unfortunately, not many people know about these Massachusetts insulation tax rebates. That’s why our team at 5C Energy Inc. (formerly known as Affordable Building & Weatherization, Inc.) wants to get the word out. Call our office today or reach out to our team online.
Why quality insulation is essential
Because the weather in Massachusetts tends towards the extremes, quality insulation for homes and businesses is essential. The winters here are frigid, and the summers are hot and humid. That means a lack of quality insulation will translate into increased energy costs and utility bills.
What are some benefits of new insulation?
With insulation improvements to your home or business, you can save significant money on your energy costs. Beyond cost savings, here are some other benefits of new insulation:
Quality insulation fills cracks and holes in your walls or attic. Once these are filled, you’ll notice fewer drafts throughout your property.
You know how uncomfortably humid the summers in Massachusetts can be. With new insulation, your home or business can keep that muggy air out.
Reduce outside noise
If you live in a city, near an interstate, or next to an active rail line, you understand how noisy it can be. But with new insulation, you can reduce all those annoying outside noises and keep them from bothering you in your home.
Improve allergy symptoms
Are you someone who experiences allergy symptoms during the spring or fall? It could be due to pollen. But did you know that without quality insulation, pollen can easily enter your home and exacerbate your symptoms? Insulation improvements can block pollen and other allergens.
Limit ice dams
Ice dams that form on rooftops are one of the most common reasons for damage to homes and businesses during winters in Massachusetts. They form after heavy snowfall on buildings with poor attic insulation. Too much heat is released through the roof, melting some of the snow and turning it into ice. When that happens, water backs up and freezes, forming more ice. At that point, the weight of the ice can damage or collapse the roof.
New insulation solves this issue by limiting the flow of warm air through your attic and along your roof.
Are there incentives and rebates for new insulation?
Yes! We understand that new insulation can be expensive, and that’s why we want to highlight some of the incentives and Massachusetts insulation tax rebates available to both homeowners and businesses. These MA insulation rebates include buildings under 8,000 square feet all the way to properties over 100,000 square feet. In short, the incentives and rebates are available for homes and businesses of all sizes. Here are some of the details:
Properties under 8,000 square feet: Rebate amount = $0.08 R-value added per square foot for attics and $0.12 R-value added per square foot for walls. For air sealing, the rebate amount is $88 per hour of air sealing work.
For properties over 8,000 square feet, your Massachusetts insulation rebate will be calculated according to a custom project and weatherization assessment.
With the MA insulation rebates, many homeowners and businesses save up to 75% on insulation improvements.
Who is eligible for Massachusetts insulation tax rebates?
To find out if you qualify, you need to schedule a free energy assessment. Our team at 5C Energy Inc. specializes in this assessment and can be at your property as soon as the next day after you contact our office.
During the assessment, our local technicians walk through your property looking for places where energy-saving interventions will make a difference. After the assessment, we will help you apply for the MA insulation rebates. After the rebate is accepted, we begin the process of updating your insulation, along with providing other weatherization services.
In order you qualify, you must fit one of the following requirements:
- Live in a 1-4 unit home
- Be a renter of a 1-4 unit property
- Be landlord of a 1-4 unit property or a multi-family property with 5 or more units
Keep in mind, the Massachusetts insulation rebates can only be used for attic and exterior wall insulation. Basement insulation is not included in the incentives and rebates. Also, new construction projects are not eligible for MA insulation rebates.
After improving your insulation, we perform another inspection to ensure the work was completed to your satisfaction and is performing as promised. Quality assurance is something that 5C Energy Inc. takes very seriously.
We understand that some of this information can be confusing. For more assistance or to have your questions answered, simply call our office and speak with one of our friendly staff members.
Are there multiple MA insulation rebates?
Yes, there are several Massachusetts insulation rebates. For example, some homeowners and businesses can be eligible for 0% financing on the costs that the initial incentives don’t cover. During your consultation and assessment, our local team can discuss if you qualify for this additional incentive.