SYRACUSE, NY – Do you pay too much to heat your home? Is your home drafty? Do you want to end your dependency on fossil fuels or chopping wood? HeatSmart CNY hosts virtual events to explain how to improve the energy efficiency of your home, from better insulation to switching to cleaner, greener heating and cooling with heat pumps.
Heat pumps are an exciting renewable technology which can extract heat from the ground or the air and can both heat and cool buildings. Heat pumps and improved insulation are key in reducing the environmental impact of homes and buildings, which make up approximately one third of New York’s emissions. Heat pumps are also often cheaper, healthier, easier, and safer to operate than conventional heating systems.HeatSmart CNY is a grassroots community initiative to support residents, businesses, and community groups to electrify and improve energy efficiency as we heat and cool our homes and buildings. HeatSmart CNY connects participants with local heating and cooling experts who offer energy efficient retrofits and the latest technologies, such as geothermal systems, cold climate air source heat pumps, and hot water heat pumps, and building improvements such as air sealing and insulation. The campaign is a partnership between the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board, Alliance for a Green Economy, and community leader volunteers, supported in part by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Join HeatSmart CNY for the following virtual events to learn about what heat pumps are, how they work, and what incentives are available for you to install one. Bring your questions! All events are free and open to the public.More information can be found on the HeatSmartCNY.org website, following @HeatSmartCNY on social media platforms, or calling 833-315-4328.UPCOMING EVENTS:Heat Pumps 101: Introduction to Cleaner and Greener Heating and CoolingMarch 14, 7:00- 8:00 PMWebinar about improving home performance and clean heating and cooling technologies like air and ground source heat pumps, including available grants and incentives.Heat Up the Winter with HeatSmart CNY & Sustainable ManliusMarch 19, 3:00- 5:00 PMSpill the Tea Cafe in Minoa, NY208 N Main St, Minoa, NY 13116Join HeatSmart CNY and Sustainable Manlius to discuss new developments in heating and cooling technologies that can make our homes and buildings more comfortable, cost-effective, and better for the climate.Heat Pumps Homeowner Happy Hour!March 25, 5:00- 6:00 PMCome brag about your system, ask questions about best operating practices, and generally enjoy the company of other heat pump homeowners. Homeowners considering heat pumps are also welcome to attend.Virtual Tour of Fayetteville Home with Heat Pump & Solar PanelsMarch 26, 3:00- 4:30 PM
Join Pete Wirth of Fayetteville, NY as he gives a virtual tour of the energy efficient upgrades he has made to his home, featuring his hybrid system, an Air Source Heat Pump connected in conjunction with his natural gas furnace and solar PV array!
HeatSmart Caz Workshop (Part of Cazenovia Earth Week)March 23, 10:00AM- 12:00PMVillage of Cazenovia Municipal Building7 Albany St. Cazenovia, NY 13035