Cambridge Green Heating and Cooling
Green heating and cooling technologies are an efficient and cost-effective way to make your home comfortable, all year round. These technologies will help save you money on your energy costs for years to come and also help Cambridge decrease its overall carbon footprint, benefiting your neighbors and our city.
Air source heat pumps are a clean technology you can use to both heat and cool your home. There are both economic and environmental benefits to installing an air source heat pump. Learn all about air source heat pumps and whether they’re the right option for you and your home.
You can use the power of the sun to heat water for your home. Using solar hot water can save you on electricity and gas costs, while decreasing your carbon footprint. Read on for more information about solar hot water technology, the costs of installation, and more.
Why Green Heating and Cooling?
The widespread use of green heating and cooling technologies means less greenhouse gas emmisions and pollutants entering our atmosphere.
Though often more expensive upfront, both air source heat pumps and solar hot water systems will save you money on your energy bills throughout their lifetime.
Health and Wellness
As Cambridge's reliance on fossil fuels lessens, so will the amount of pollutants in the air, leading to higher air quality for us and the country as a whole.
Air source heat pumps and solar hot water systems operate very quietly in comparison to other heating and cooling technolgies, ensuring comfortability.
Incentives for Green Heating and Cooling
Massachusetts has a host of incentives and rebates available to help decrease your investment for a solar hot water or air source heat pump system. Learn more about rebates available from Mass Save, or apply for the rebates here.
If you're installing solar hot water or air source heat pumps, you may be elgible for a 0% interest HEAT Loan from Mass Save to finance the projects. You can finance up to $25,000 of home energy efficiency upgrades. Find out more about the Mass Save's HEAT Loan program.
Solar hot water and air source heat pump systems installed in Massachusetts qualify for the Alternative Energy Certificate (AEC) program. With this program, non-emitting renewable technologies generate certificates based on their energy production for homeowners to sell to utilities. The revenue earned from these certificates will help you to further decrease your overall investment for solar hot water or air source heat pump installation. Learn more about AECs by visiting the Mass DOER website.