Nextzero Home Efficiency Incentive Program

The Nextzero home efficiency program is designed to assist the customer with the cost of installation for the most cost effective measures recommended in a home energy audit. Those measures are shown on the energy audit report. We encourage you to proceed with the installation of those conservation measures that best suit your energy needs and are listed on your Nextzero Home Energy Report.

Eligible Measures Rebate
Blower Door Test & Air Sealing 50% up to $500
(86%) AFUE or Greater) 50% up to $500
Insulation 50% up to $500
Duct Sealing 50% up to $500

Note: Customers eligible for a maximum of $2000/customer/year

Self-installation of insulation is not eligible for rebate.

Eligible Projects

In general, the most cost-effective audit recommendations should be installed first, excluding lighting. Renters should seek approval from their landlord before installing any measures.

General rule to cost-effective home energy efficiency: insulate and air-seal first (Ask the auditor for a list of firms providing air-sealing services)

How to Apply
  • Please contact the HELPS toll-free line at: 1-888-333-7525 to schedule a Free Home Energy Audit, then after measure(s) installation contact HELPS to schedule a post installation inspection. The inspector will conduct a site visit and complete the required inspection form. The inspection must be performed before submitting a billing credit application.
  • Complete and submit the application below with digital copies of the signed inspection form and invoice(s).
  • Submissions valid from 1/1/24-12/31/24 must be submitted by 1/31/25.
  • Receipts and/or work orders should include the name, license number, address, and phone number of the contractor that completed the installation. You may wish to retain a copy of all documents for your records.
  • Customers applying for a MassSave rebate are not eligible for a SHELD rebate for the same items.
  • Click here to complete the application. Once complete, mail the application and all above required documentation to:

EFI Municipal Cool Homes
PO Box 2528
Manchester, CT 06045

For more information, call toll-free: (413) 308-1311

To apply electronically, please utilize the below application:

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