Cheaper, cleaner alternatives to heating and cooling your home are here!
A group of local volunteers has teamed up with the Towns of Arlington and Winchester, the Mass Clean Energy Center and Mass Dept. of Energy Resources to bring you HeatSmart Arlington-Winchester, a new local program offering a simple way for residents and small businesses to learn about and purchase clean heating and cooling technologies from vetted installers at a special time-limited discounted price.
HeatSmart Arlington-Winchester builds on our previous grassroots community efforts such as WinSaves, Solarize Winchester in 2011, and Solarize Arlington in 2012 to help Arlington and Winchester residents adopt more efficient, cost-effective heating and cooling technologies, while reducing carbon pollution.
HeatSmart Arlington-Winchester is a community-led effort promoting four 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, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Solar Hot Water, and Modern Wood Heating
We are pleased to announce that after a competitive vetting process that we have selected Caluwe - Biomass Heat and Power Solutions (modern wood heating), EnergySmart Alternatives (geothermal heat pumps), New England Ductless (air source heat pumps), and New England Solar Hot Water (solar hot water) to provide installation services to HeatSmart participants. We selected these installers for their extensive installation experience, dedication to customer service, and ability to offer a competitive, discounted price to program participants.
HeatSmart Arlington-Winchester launched in April 2019 and will be open to new customer sign-ups until September 30, 2019. Customers who have signed up before the sign-up deadline will have until December 15, 2019 to sign contracts to take advantage of our special HeatSmart pricing offer.
Ready to HeatSmart? Get started below with a no-cost, no-commitment site visit from any of our selected installers.
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 Arlington and Winchester. 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 Arlington-Winchester launches!
What is clean heating and cooling?
Clean heating and cooling technologies use cleaner, renewable resources to provide heating and cooling to your home or business. 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.
HeatSmart Arlington-Winchester is supported by the Towns of Arlington and Winchester and is made possible through support from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and Department of Energy Resources. Learn more about the state's efforts to promote clean heating and cooling here.