HeatSmart Belmont Update
Thank you to all the Belmont residents who participated in the HeatSmart Belmont campaign! Thanks to you, air-source heat pumps are increasingly being seen all across town, helping our community to heat smarter.
While the official HeatSmart campaign has come to an end, we hope that the adoption of heat pumps in Belmont will continue in the days ahead. If you’re thinking about heat pumps, please note that Belmont Light is continuing to offering rebates for heat pump installations, described here. And don’t hesitate to contact our volunteers at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have about heat pumps.
Need help evaluating your quote? Have questions you need answered? Reach out to the HeatSmart Belmont team at HeatSmartBelmont@gmail.com. Stay tuned for more information on additional open house events where you can see heat pumps in action and hear about homeowner experiences with heat pumps.
Didn't get a chance to sign up before our November 15 deadline? Feel free to submit your information below, and our installer will still reach out to you to schedule a no-cost site assessment, though response time may be delayed.
HeatSmart Belmont: a cheaper, cleaner alternative to heating and cooling your home or business!
The town of Belmont has been selected to participate in the next round of HeatSmart Mass, the latest community clean energy initiative supported by the state and our town government and utility.
HeatSmart Belmont is a community-led effort promoting air source heat pumps that can help our residents save money, conserve energy and be more comfortable year-round while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
HeatSmart Belmont will run until the end of the year. Our resident-led team has selected Muirfield Mechanical as Belmont’s community installer after a competitive vetting process. Muirfield will offer discounted pricing and top-notch customer service to our residents and small businesses.
Interested in getting program updates or a free site visit from our installer once we launch? Feel free to leave your contact info in the sign-up block below, and we'll reach out with more information soon.
WHAT IS A HEAT PUMP?
Heat pumps move heat in and out of a building—much like an air conditioner that can also run backwards to provide heating. Cold climate heat pumps offered through HeatSmart Belmont and rebated by Belmont Light can provide high-efficiency heating even when it's below zero outside.
Heat pumps can be lower-cost alternatives to fossil fuel-based heating while also offering additional cooling and home comfort benefits while reducing your carbon footprint.
WHAT CAN I DO TO GET READY FOR HEATSMART?
Get a no-cost Home Energy Assessment through Belmont Light or Mass Save!
A home energy assessment can help you learn more about how your home uses (and loses) energy and can identify home energy improvements that can make you more comfortable, save you money, and improve the performance of a heat pump if you choose to install one.
If you receive gas service through National Grid, you can receive your assessment through Mass Save, the state's utility energy efficiency program. Any home insulation and air sealing improvements identified by your auditor will be eligible for rebates that will cover 75% or more of the total cost. Click here to sign up for your no-cost assessment.
If you do not have gas service, you can receive your assessment through Energy New England, which provides free assessments for Belmont Light customers. Call the Belmont Light Energy Hotline at 1-888-772-4242 to schedule your assessment.
What kind of incentives are available?
Rebates starting at $650 are available from Belmont Light to support your installation of a cold climate heat pump, increasing with larger systems and for those with a Residential Rate A Low-Income or Small Municipal Rate MB rate code. Larger rebates and an additional state incentive is available for homes that go all the way and replace their fossil fuel systems with heat pumps.
Our installer Muirfield Mechanical also participates in the Home MVP Pilot Program, which can give you access to 0% interest financing and the potential for additional incentives.
HeatSmart Belmont is supported by the Town of Belmont and Belmont Light 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.