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Heating Incentives


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, […]

NHEC Incentives Help with the Cost of Heat Pumps, and Weatherization

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 […]

Eat Local – Heat Local

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 […]

Heat Pumps: How They Work and Why They Are So Efficient

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 […]

Heat Saver Loan

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

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, […]

The Energy Efficient Comfort of Radiant Floor Heating

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 […]

Senate Raid on Weatherization-Vote Tomorrow!


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 […]

URGENT: Call your senators:

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.

Please, […]

Geothermal Heat Pump with a Pond Loop

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 […]