HeatSmart Great Barrington closed to new sign-ups at the end of August 2018. Thank you for your interest in and support for our program!
Thanks for your support!
Thank you for your interest and participation in HeatSmart Great Barrington! As of August 31, 2018, HeatSmart Great Barrington is no longer accepting new signups.
If you have any remaining questions about HeatSmart Great Barrington, contact the HeatSmart Great Barrington Coach, Michael Feldstein, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a heat pump?
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 collect heat from the outdoor air—even when it's below -10°F outside!
As a clean heating and cooling technology supported by state programs, cold climate-optimized, high-efficiency heat pumps can help you can save on your energy bill and improve the comfort of your home, all while reducing your greenhouse gas emissions!
More detailed information about air source heat pumps, as well as the specific models that will be offered by our selected installers, will be available soon.
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 $3,500-4,000 before rebates. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and Mass Save offer thousands of dollars in rebates to help offset the cost of purchasing a heat pump system!
What can I do to get ready for HeatSmart?
Get a free home energy audit through Mass Save!
Mass Save, the state's utility energy efficiency program, offers free home energy assessments to residents of Great Barrington. Not only will you learn more about how your home uses (and loses) energy, but completing this audit is a requirement 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 for heat pumps.
In fact, it is recommended that you complete some of these home insulation upgrades before installing a heat pump to make your home even more comfortable, save you more on your energy bill, and improve the performance of your heat pump.