"Without these programs they might have made the decision to buy the minimum efficiency just based on an economic point of view," Raucci. "With these people are able to upgrade, get higher efficiencies and this is an investment that is going to last them for the next 25 years."
If you aren't a homeowner there are still some steps you can take to lower your heating and electric bills.
"With renters it is tricky, because some people may be in a dwelling where they are not paying for their heating, but they want to lower their electric bill," said Crossett. "There are other folks that may be paying for some of the heating systems and sometimes they can find tips and tricks on the website, or maybe talk to landlords to see what they can do."
For information on National Grid's energy efficiency programs and energy efficiency tips visit their