Our RFP for HeatSmart Melrose has been released for responses! We look forward to receiving installer responses in June and moving forward with interviewing and selecting installers for our community.
Cheaper, cleaner alternatives to heating and cooling your home are here!
A group of local volunteers has teamed up with the City of Melrose, the Mass Clean Energy Center and Mass Department of Energy Resources to bring you HeatSmart Melrose, a community-led effort promoting three clean heating and cooling technologies that can help our residents save money, conserve energy and be more comfortable year-round, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These technologies include:
- Air Source Heat Pumps (ductless mini-splits and ducted systems)
- Ground Source Heat Pumps (geothermal heating and cooling)
- Solar Hot Water
Our team is gearing up to begin a competitive installer vetting process and plan to have them chosen in time for the summertime cooling season. We will be selecting installers based on their extensive installation experience, dedication to customer service, and the ability to offer a competitive, discounted price to program participants.
If you’re interested in participating in the program, sign up below to join our email list! We will make sure you’re the first to know about the installer selections, opportunities for virtual Q&A, and updates on both virtual and eventual in-person events. Questions? Contact the HeatSmart Coach, Susan Murphy, at HeatSmartMelrose@gmail.com.
WHAT CAN I DO TO GET READY FOR HEATSMART?
Get a no-cost Home Energy Assessment through Mass Save!
Mass Save, the state's utility energy efficiency program, offers free home energy assessments to residents of Melrose. Not only will you learn more about how your home uses (and loses) energy, but completing this audit is a requirement for a variety of incentives, including the 0% interest Mass Save HEAT Loan, MassCEC's Clean Heating and Cooling rebates, and thousands of dollars in rebates from Mass Save for additional home insulation.
Schedule your assessment now so that you'll be ready to take advantage of the full range of complementary state and utility programs available to you once HeatSmart Melrose launches!
What is clean heating and cooling?
Clean heating and cooling technologies use cleaner, renewable resources to provide both heating and cooling to your home or business from one installed system. Clean heating and cooling technologies can be lower-cost alternatives to fossil fuel-based heating while also offering additional home comfort benefits and reducing your carbon footprint.
Learn more about clean heating and cooling at our Clean Heating and Cooling 101 information hub.