Brad Hubbard-Nelson

Come to the Final HeatSmart Meet-the-Installers Event

Through July 2018, residents can purchase advanced air-source and ground-source heat pumps and wood pellet heating systems from installers selected for their high quality work and competitive pricing. These clean heating and cooling technologies can greatly reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, reduce your energy costs, and improve the comfort of your home.

Join us at the HeatSmart Community Event to learn more, ask questions and meet the installers:

  • May 7, 7 pm – First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd

For more information about HeatSmart, or to sign up for program notices, visit¬† Look for information about CMLP’s air-source and ground source heat pump rebates here.

HeatSmart Carlisle/Concord/Lincoln is supported by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, the Towns of Carlisle, Concord and Lincoln, and a volunteer team including Concord’s Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee.

Heat Smart Carlisle, Concord, Lincoln

Take advantage of the new CMLP rebate for Air-Source Heat Pumps

Great news! The Concord Municipal Light Plant has recently introduced a rebate specifically for Air-Source Heat Pumps designed for super-efficient heating and cooling in cold climates. The rebate of $625 per ton (12,000 BTU/hr) of capacity will take a substantial chunk out of the cost for new installations. Eligible equipment is rated for heating down to outdoor temperatures of 5 deg F or below with high seasonal efficiency (HSPF>=10). For complete details, visit this page.  Feel free to contact Cooler Concord for advice on heat pumps, or to share your experience.


Attic insulation

We just got rid of our ineffective, old attic insulation and installed closed cell blown-in foam in the attic rafters. The difference so far is remarkable. Attic temps on sunny days are at least 20 to 30+ degrees cooler which has enabled us to forego using air conditioning on multiple days.The extra cost of closed cell foam is significant over fiberglass, however the higher R value and ability to seal in the attic space made it worthwhile in my opinion.

The work was done by Green Stamp of Waltham. They coordinated the insulating with our general contractor, North River Builders of Concord. Quite pleased with both companies.

Can’t wait to see the reported additional benefit of ice dam prevention in the winter.

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