Coming soon: 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 launch in April 2019 and run until the end of the year. Currently, we are conducting a competitive vetting process to select our offical HeatSmart installer who 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 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 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.
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.