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:
- Get a free energy audit, through CMLP or MassSave. This can show you big opportunities to save.
- Weatherize your home. Fill in the gaps where heat escapes and add insulation to minimize heat loss.
- Install programmable thermostats, an easy and inexpensive way to save a sizable fraction off your heating bills.
- 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.