HeatSmart Tompkins is partnering with four companies for 2020, a result of a competitive selection process. HeatSmart selection criteria include company experience, reputations, work quality, and a record of excellent customer service.
The four companies are:
On average, 75 percent of the energy use by homes in Tompkins County goes towards heating, cooling, and domestic hot water. Most of that comes from burning fossil fuels. Fortunately, the technology is now available to let homeowners increase their comfort, reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, and save money.
The HeatSmart Tompkins program is designed to make it easier for county residents to weatherproof their homes and switch to highly efficient heat pump systems by coordinating education, access to incentives, and a streamlined process to connect with vetted installers.
Heat pumps draw heat from the ground or the outside air and transfer it to the interior of the home. They run on electricity and can be used for heating in the winter and cooling in the summer. Both ground-source and air-source heat pumps are effective at the low temperatures typical of this region.
Please visit our partner installer profile page for more details on what each company offers.