Residential

Energy efficiency is the most cost-effective green resource available to utilities and customers.Ipswich Utilities Department is pleased to announce the expansion of our Residential Energy Efficiency Programs designed to benefit our local community.

Interested customers are encouraged to review the program summaries below and complete an application form to participate in the programs. For any questions relating to the program, please call the HELPS program hotline at 888-333-7525 or email us.

ENERGY STAR Homes – Residential New Construction
Ipswich’s Residential ENERGY STAR Homes Pilot Program provides technical service and rebates for homeowners and builders to construct ENERGY STAR (Tier I or Tier II) qualified homes. Eligible projects include all residential new construction and gut-rehab projects in single-family and multifamily (5+unit) buildings in the Ipswich service territory.

The primary benefits of ENERGY STAR homes includes lower utility costs, increased comfort, and improved indoor air quality. There is no up-front cost to the customer and the costs associated with a standard HERS analysis and rating are funded through the program.

For additional information on our New Homes program please call 877-259-3015.

Click here for the program description:  New Homes Program Description

Click here for the application:  New Homes Application

HELPS - Residential Existing Homes and Appliance / Lighting Rebates
Ipswich continues to offer customer free home energy audits, weatherization services and rebates on qualified Energy Star appliances through our Home Energy Lost Prevention Services (HELPS) program for residential customers. Ipswich appliance rebates include:

  • Refrigerator (>= 12 cu. ft., Most Efficient): $50
  • Freezer: (>= 12 cu. ft.): $20
  • Dehumidifier: $30
  • Air Purifier: $40
  • Dryer (Electric): $50
  • Pool Pump (Two Speed): $175
  • Pool Pump (Variable Speed) $250
  • Smart Strip: $15
  • Smart Strip (Tier 2): $40
  • Heat Pump Water Heater (> 55 Gallon Electric): $400
  • Heat Pump Dryer with Clothes Washer (Combo): $400
Access our Appliance Rebate Form (PDF), or for further information regarding our HELPS program, please contact the HELPS toll-free hotline at 888-333-7525.

Ipswich also offers Cool Homes and Home Efficiency Incentive rebates:  Cool Homes Application  &  HEI Application

MuniSolar – Residential HELPS Photovoltaic Program
Ipswich’s existing HELPS Photovoltaic (PV) Program, as part of the larger MuniSolar initiative, provides assistance to customers in helping them understand and install photovoltaic (PV) energy systems on residential homes. The program provides incentives for the installation of PV panels and inverters installed by certified PV installers, where preference is given to Massachusetts manufactured equipment and certified installers.

Learn more about the program and complete an application form to sign up for the program.