HeatSmart Bolton Harvard closed to new sign-ups at the end of August 2018. Thank you for your interest and support in making our program a success!
Thanks for your support!
Thank you for your interest and participation in HeatSmart Bolton Harvard! At this time, HeatSmart Bolton Harvard is closed to new sign-ups, though we have left our website and educational resources here for your information. If you are interested in working with one of the installers we selected, Bill Wenzel Heating & Air Conditioning (GSHP) and Boucher Energy Systems (ASHP/HPWH), feel free to reach out to them.
HeatSmart Bolton Harvard was a resounding success: with your help, we reached thousands of residents in the towns of Bolton and Harvard, over 200 of whom signed up for our program. In total, 47 homeowners signed contracts to install heat pump systems, which will save thousands of dollars in energy and reduce thousands of pounds of greenhouse gas emissions every year in our communities. A special thanks to all of the volunteers who supported our efforts.
If you have any remaining questions about HeatSmart Bolton Harvard, contact the coach from your town:
- Bolton: Tony Jagodnik (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Harvard: Eric Broadbent (email@example.com)
What is a heat pump?
Air and ground source heat pumps transfer heat in and out of buildings to provide heating and cooling in one system. They're not unlike air conditioners that can run in reverse and provide you heat from the air or ground—even when it's below zero outside!
As clean heating and cooling technologies, heat pumps can help you save on your energy bill and improve the comfort of your home, all while reducing your greenhouse gas emissions!
How much does a heat pump cost? What kind of rebates are available?
Pricing will vary depending on your home and your needs: the cheapest heat pump applications start at around $4,500 before rebates (for a single mini-split). Rebates from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and Mass Save, as well as a new incentive from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources could cover up to 50% of the cost of your heat pump system!
Please consult our pricing and incentives/financing guides below or read our FAQs for more information, though please note that these incentives are subject to change at any time.
What can I do to get ready to HeatSmart?
Get a free home energy assessment (aka audit)!
As part of HeatSmart Bolton Harvard, MassCEC is piloted a new free "enhanced" home energy assessment exclusive to Bolton and Harvard residents. Standard free audits from Mass Save are still available to residents, which will help you learn more about how your home uses (and loses) energy and make you eligible for the 0% interest Mass Save HEAT Loan, thousands of dollars in rebates for additional home insulation, and MassCEC's Clean Heating and Cooling rebates.