Home Heating and Cooling

The Heart of Your Home

Heating and cooling generates about half of a home’s greenhouse gas emissions, so it is the largest opportunity for reducing CO2, and saving big money over time.

We recommend these four steps to all homeowners:

  1. Get a free energy audit, through CMLP or MassSave.  This can show you big opportunities to save.
  2. Weatherize your home.  Fill in the gaps where heat escapes and add insulation to minimize heat loss.
  3. Install programmable thermostats, an easy and inexpensive way to save a sizable fraction off your heating bills.
  4. Upgrade your heating system with an air-source heat pump or a highly efficient boiler or furnace.  Right now, you can take advantage of HeatSmart to do this quickly and easily, at a reasonable cost, taking advantage of CMLP rebates.