October is Energy Efficiency Month! Get an energy assessment!

October is Energy Efficiency Month! Get an energy assessment! Surely these are tremendously challenging times. With our focus understandably on health and equity issues, it’s hard to think about anything else. But alas, just look at the hurricanes raging down south and the fires out west. We have to find a way to consider what we can do to address our planet’s issues as well. There IS something that we can do that not only will be a step in the right direction, but it will also help us during these harsh economic times to save money. We’re noticing, I’m sure, the morning chills, and we are reminded that soon we will be paying heating bills. Massachusetts offers its Mass Save programs that provide a free energy assessment, evaluating where you live or work and making suggestions as to how you can save energy. These recommendations come with information about how these improvements can be paid for by the Mass Save program. There...
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Northampton launches HeatSmart program and partners with ener-G-save

Our partner town Northampton is about to launch a new program promoting high efficiency, state-of-the-art air source heat pumps to its residents. Based on their very successful Solarize Program a few years ago, the town will spread the word about this new technology through neighborhood outreach and hopefully install it in many homes. These heat pumps can both cool and heat more cheaply than oil or propane and in some cases even more cheaply than gas. It goes without saying that if your house is optimally insulated, a heat pump is even more efficient and can be sized smaller. More towns are looking into this state subsidized program, so keep an eye out.    ...
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