HeatSmart Update: Sign-Up Period Closes Nov 1st
Thank you Arlington and Winchester residents for the fabulous response to this campaign. Nearly 700 residents and businesses expressed interest in one or more clean heating and cooling technologies and over 140 have made the switch signing contracts for installation!
If you have a quote from an installer and would like help understanding it or feedback on your quote, our community volunteers along with our technical consultant are available to answer your questions. Just email our coaches:
Volunteers have organized many events and open houses where residents can learn more about these clean heating and cooling technologies. Here’s what you can do:
- Come to our last HeatSmart open house (click links for details) to Learn more about what clean heating and cooling option might be best for your needs and get your questions answered
- Learn about the incentives and interest-free loans that can support your installation
- Reach out to the HeatSmart coaches with questions
The deadline to sign a contract for installation in the Heat Smart program is January 31st, 2020. Act now to make the most of available incentives!
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 Department of Energy Resources to bring you HeatSmart Arlington-Winchester, 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 (ductless mini-splits and ducted systems)
- Ground Source Heat Pumps (geothermal heating and cooling)
- Solar Hot Water
- Modern Wood Heating
After a competitive vetting process, we are pleased to partner with 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 the 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 by September 30th for a site visit will have until December 31st, 2019 to sign contracts to take advantage of our special HeatSmart pricing.
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.
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