Through its Clean Heating and Cooling program, MassCEC offers rebates to residents who install qualifying air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) as part of a five-year, $30 million commitment to supporting clean heating and cooling technologies.
Rebate will be reduced for applications received January 1, 2016 or later. Current rebate levels are $750 per system, […]
By Seth Wheeler
Time to Rethink How Heat Pumps Are Used
For a long time, heat pump technology was like pecan pie and sweet tea – something best enjoyed in the south. In New England, winter laughed at heat pumps, which back then produced heat only when temperatures were in the mid-30s or warmer. But […]
By Jim Van Valkenburgh
Lately everyone is eating local. I think you should heat local!
These days, there seems to be nothing more important than knowing where everything in your salad was grown, when it was picked and how far it traveled to get to your plate. Why should you eat spinach […]
By Jake Marin, Efficiency Vermont HVAC Program Manager
When most people think of electric heat; efficient and inexpensive are not the first words that come to mind. However, with current heat pump technology, this is exactly what you get. In Vermont, air- source heat pumps (also known as mini-splits or ductless heat pumps) have garnered […]
Vermont Department of Public Service Announces the Heat Saver Loan
Website Launched to Encourage Home Energy Improvements
Montpelier, Vermont – The Vermont Public Service Department announces the launch of a new website to help Vermont home owners learn about and access the Department’s Heat Saver Loan. More than $1 million of energy saving projects have […]
Modern Wood Heat Forum Tuesday, Sept 15, 6-8pm Montshire Museum, Norwich, VT Online Viewing Option Also Available
Modern wood pellet technology provides clean, efficient, renewable, easy, hands-free heating for homes and commercial buildings.
Experts in modern wood heating will discuss:
Central residential and commercial wood pellet heating technology, including efficiency How pellets are processed, […]
by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss
Underfloor radiant heating involves under-laying the floor with a hot element or tubing that transfers heat into the room via infrared radiation and convection, obviating the need for forced or blowing air.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Savers website, radiant heating has a […]
You’ve likely heard that the Vermont Senate is scrambling to fill the budget shortfall. We just learned that there are plans to raid funding for weatherization to help fill that gap.
A vote on these cuts is expected on the Senate floor TOMORROW – May 1.
It’s a tight economic climate and finding fixes […]
Tell them raiding efficiency funds is unacceptable
You may have seen the news that the Vermont Senate is scrambling to plug a hole in the budget – and we’ve learned there are plans to raid funding for heating efficiency to do that.
A vote on these cuts is expected on the Senate floor FRIDAY.
More Efficient than Air-source Heat Pumps
By George Harvey
There was a time when farms often had fish ponds on them, and many could be used for heat. This is a fish farm in Sainte-Famille, ile d’Orleans, Quebec. Photo Selbymay, Wikimedia Commons.
Regular readers of Green Energy Times probably do not need […]