A recent concern for many has been home visits from our heat pump installer partners. In light of today’s circumstances, the thought of visitors in your home may carry with it a sense of general discomfort and unease. HeatSmart Tompkins and our experienced installer partners understand these feelings and are now offering informational webinars and virtual home visits. Please check out our upcoming “Lunchtime Installer Case Study Webinar Series” to learn more about each of our installer partners and some of the excellent heat pump installation and insulation work they have done.
New York businesses have begun reopening, and our installer partners are taking the necessary precautions to safely resume their work. The start of summer brings the need for clean energy air-conditioning and better home insulation to keep your home cool and dry. Now more than ever, home improvement projects should not be overlooked. In the interest of safety, remote home assessments are available for those who prefer them.
The first step is to enroll on our HeatSmart Tompkins website. You can select any or all of our partner installers for a home assessment. A virtual meeting can be set-up between the client and an installer partner, in which the client’s home is assessed and the client’s individual heating and cooling needs are discussed. Through these virtual home visits and HeatSmart Tompkins’ installer case study webinar series (attend live or view recordings), our local community members will continue to be advised on the most accurate, up-to-date heat pump system information to reduce their homes’ carbon emissions, save money on energy bills, and live in a more comfortable home year-round.
Due to unprecedented demand the 0% interest offer from NYSERDA/GJGNY is nearly depleted.
The offer of 0% financing to finance eligible energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy systems will end at 6:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday June 15, 2020.
All applications received prior to this deadline will receive the 0% interest rate.
If you were counting on getting these funds for a heat pump and/or insulation project, please try and get your loan approval application completed today!
You don't need to have already signed a contract with an installer or have completed an assessment to apply for a loan pre-approval at 0% interest. Be aware that the loan application does not talk about the 0% interest option. Don’t worry about that. It is a generic form covering multiple loan programs. Give us a call if you have any questions about this!
Click here to read NYSERDA's notice about the 0% financing availability.
We encourage you to also enroll with HeatSmart Tompkins, if you haven't already, so that we can help you explore your options:
Don't forget to join us for our Lunchtime Installer Case Study Webinar Series.
Dailey Geothermal Case Study
June 18 (Thurs) Noon-12:45 pm - webinar
Snug Planet Case Study
June 23 (Tues) Noon-12:45 pm - webinar
Halco Geothermal Case Study
June 25 (Thurs) Noon-12:45 pm - webinar
NP Environmental Case Study
June 30 (Tues) Noon-12:45 pm - webinar
HeatSmart Tompkins participant Brice Smith said his heat pump hot water heater “was able to cut our energy use for hot water in half. With our new baby, we have a lot of hot water use; a lot of laundry, a lot of baths, and we’ve been incredibly happy with this system…it’s always provided more hot water than we could ever use!”
Want to learn more heating your domestic hot water with heat pumps? Head to our archive of 2020 webinars and watch “Get Into Heat Pump Hot Water(!) Heaters.”
NYSEG is now offering a $700 rebate off the price of one! A high efficiency heat pump water heater uses about 1/3 of the energy, saving hundreds in utility bills. And, if you are income eligible you can buy one for as little as 15% of the regular price. Enroll in HeatSmart Tompkins today and ask that that they apply to Sustainable Tompkins on your behalf for the extra incentives.
Note: To power your home with renewable energy, see the most recent Subscription Community Solar update and 100% Renewable Electricity update.
For over two years Gerri Wiley, Energy Navigator and HeatSmart Volunteer has been providing a monthly chart to help you choose an ESCO that offers 100% renewable electricity.
Wiley uses the following criteria to make her selections:
Take a look at this month's ESCO subscription options.
Don't forget you can combine your 100% renewably electricity ESCO with a Community Solar subscription, and you guessed it, Wiley vets those for you too. Take a look at this month's Community Solar subscription recommendations.