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HeatSmart Update

September 6

We're moving into our 5th month of HeatSmart Hudson-Stow, and things are moving right along! We've had over 130 residents sign up for site visits so far with many more scheduled. Residents who have made the switch to heat pumps have enjoyed the comfort of quiet cooling this summer, and are also enjoying having many months of ZERO balance from Hudson Light and Power due to the special $1,000 HeatSmart bill credit! Many have also taken advantage of 0% interest loans and rebates from the Home MVP program. Now is as good of a time as any to make the switch.

Moving into September and October, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to explore heat pumps before the sign-up deadline on October 31. Two more Public Information Forums will be held on October 3 in Stow and October 5 in Hudson, and we’ve planned a whole series of Open Houses on Sunday afternoons through September and October.

Get started today with a no-cost, no-commitment site visit


Cleaner, smarter heating and cooling can save you money and add comfort to your home or business! 

The towns of Hudson and Stow have been selected to participate in the next round of HeatSmart Mass, the latest community clean energy initiative supported by the state, our respective town governments, and our municipal utility.

HeatSmart Hudson-Stow is a community-led effort promoting air and ground source (geothermal) heat pumps. Heat pumps can help residents save money, improve home comfort, and conserve energy , while reducing green house gas emissions.

After a competitive vetting process, the Hudson-Stow team has selected Boucher Energy Systems in partnership with Bill Wenzel Heating and Air Conditioning for their depth of technical experience and longstanding commitment to top-notch customer service.

The HeatSmart Hudson-Stow program and our special offer will run until the end of the year. Come meet our team and our selected installers, learn about heat pumps, and have your questions answered at one of our "Meet the Installer" forums.

Want to see a heat pump in action? Visit one of our open houses and speak with the owner. Contact us at info@HeatSmartHS.org to learn more about open houses!

Questions? Want to get involved? Come meet us at one of our upcoming open house events or reach out our coaches Jeanette (for Hudson) and Sharon (for Stow) at info@HeatSmartHS.org.

Ready to HeatSmart? Leave your contact info in the sign-up block below, and our installer(s) will reach out to you to schedule a no-cost site visit.



Heat pumps efficiently move heat in and out of a building instead of burning fossil fuels to provide heat. HeatSmart Hudson-Stow is offering two types of heat pump systems that can provide both heating and cooling: air source heat pumps, which use the outdoor air as a source of heat (like air conditioners that can also run in reverse to heat even if the temperature outside is below zero!) and ground source (or geothermal) heat pumps, which use heat from the sun captured in the ground as a source of heat.

Heat pumps are lower-cost alternatives to fossil fuel-based heating that also offer cooling and home comfort benefits while reducing your carbon footprint.

Learn more about air source heat pumps

Learn more about ground source (geothermal) heat pumps

Hudson Light and Power is offering a special expanded incentive in the form of an account credit of $1,000 for both types of heat pumps. Additional programs from the MA Dept. of Energy Resources could also offer additional incentives and 0% interest financing for installing a heat pump.

Learn more about incentive and financing programs

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