ener-G-save News

In the July 2019 Newsletter:

  • Energy Efficiency Works for Everyone!
  • ener-G-save Tip of the Month: Timing of Your Electricity Use Matters
  • Cool Jazz in Springfield
  • Stay in Touch
Energy Efficiency Works for Everyone!

Summertime, and the living is... hot, hot, hot!

Are your electric bills disturbing you as you crank that air conditioner on these hot days? The heat may be seeping in through cracks and insufficient insulation, wasting the cooling energy you're using if you have AC. 

Did you know...

Whatever your income level, you are eligible for a free home energy audit, complete with free programmable thermostat, efficient power strips, sealing those nasty leaks around the house, replacing inefficient light bulbs with LED bulbs, all at no cost. 

If you are on fuel assistance or reduced rate electricity, you get all of the above benefits plus you may also qualify for free insulation and/or needed upgrades to appliances or your heating system - for no cost!  If you're in Hampden County, call Springfield Partners at 413-279-9141. If you're in Hampshire or Franklin Counties, call Community Action at 413-774-2310 or 800-370-0940. FREE.

For others, at least 75% of the cost of insulation is covered. If your income is considered moderate (see this chart), you may have the entire cost of insulating your home covered at no expense to you. To line up your audit, call ener-G-save who will refer you to a contractor and answer whatever questions you might have - 413-279-9141 - or sign up at

These offers seem too good to be true. But they are true. So don't wait any longer. Not only will you save money and energy, but you'll be far more comfortable this summer and then again when the icy-cold days and nights hit. 

If you live in a town that has a municipal utility, call that utility for your audit. 

If you've already had your audit, but haven't done the suggested work, don't wait to find out how you can take advantage of these incredible financial offers. Call ener-G-save now at 413-279-9141. Or feel free to call us if you want to explore going even further to save energy.

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Timing Your Electricity Use on Hot Days Helps Us All

Did you know that the way you stay cool could help the earth and lower all of our electric rates?

On the hottest days of the summer, everyone uses more electricity at the same time. That’s called the peak use time, between 3 pm and 8 pm. To meet the unusually high demand, the most polluting power plants get revved up. And the price of electricity skyrockets!

With a little planning we can all make a difference by lowering our own demand on the electric grid during the peak. Just remember to WAIT TILL 8! 

Run the dishwasher, vacuum, washer and dryer in the morning or WAIT TILL 8. 

Pre-cool your home by turning up your AC before the peak: Lower your thermostat 2 degrees at 2pm, then raise it 4 degrees at 3 or 4pm. 

Want a reminder that it’s a peak use day? The Green Energy Consumers Alliance has a program called Shave the Peak. You can sign up for alerts at When one of those hot, hot days comes again, you’ll get an email or text telling you that it’s a peak energy day and letting you know when it’s most effective to lower your electricity use.

Springfield Jazz Fest

We’ll be at the Jazz Fest on August 10th again this year. Come by and say hello so we can talk about your home’s energy solutions.

Stay in Touch

ener-G-save is a philanthropic service to match residents with contractors who are skilled in providing energy efficiency services and discounts. Our mission is to educate and motivate more people to use the energy efficiency programs offered by the utility companies. You already pay for these programs on your electric bill.

If we can answer any questions or help you in any way, please give us a call at 413-279-9141 or email And tell your friends about ener-G-save!

Thank you,
The ener-G-save team

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