Belmont Light Announces New Heat Pump Program
Category: Uncategorized | Posted On: November 13, 2020
In its ongoing mission to provide its customers with the most innovative tools to understand and control their energy usage, Belmont Light is proud to announce CleanComfort, a new educational and marketing program to connect customers interested in installing energy efficient air-source heat pumps with expert research, guidance throughout the installation process, and available rebates on the emerging technology.
Air-source heat pumps are ducted or ductless (sometimes referred to as mini-splits) systems that are able to heat and cool your home more efficiently than oil and other systems by moving air around rather than converting fuel into heat energy. According to the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), homeowners can save up to $948 per year when replacing an existing oil system with an air-source heat pump.
Belmont Light has partnered with energy consulting firm, Abode Energy Management (Abode) of Concord, MA, to manage the CleanComfort program. Abode will provide a dedicated and knowledgeable Heat Pump Specialist, who will be available to talk directly with Belmont Light customers when they call 339-707-0918 or set up an appointment. “Because the systems are highly customizable, it can be difficult to compare quotes and system designs. The Heat Pump Specialist will help Belmont Light customers navigate the entire process and ensure installations are completed with the utmost quality at a fair price,” said Travis Estes, Chief Operating Officer of Abode.
In addition to the pre-installation assistance, Abode will also work with heat pump installation contractors to review plans and ensure that systems are being installed in the most beneficial manner for customers, as well as performing quality assurance checks after installation is complete and aiding the customer in the rebate process.
Belmont Light envisions the CleanComfort program as a follow-up to the highly successful HeatSmart Belmont campaign, which resulted in the installation of over 40 new ASHP systems in Belmont homes in 2019. “Air-source heat pumps play an integral role in our plan to help the Town of Belmont reduce its carbon emissions,” said Craig Spinale, Belmont Light General Manager. “The CleanComfort program gives us an incredibly useful way to move toward those goals while also being able to offer cost savings and increased comfort to our customers.”
Rebates between $650 and $2,000, depending on system size, are currently available for Belmont Light customers who install air-source heat pump in their homes, with additional rebates of up to $1,500 available for homeowners who completely replace fossil fuel systems with heat pumps.