October 31, 2018
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Catskill Mountainkeeper and Sustainable Hudson Valley on October 29 announced HeatSmart, a state-supported community campaign to help local home and business owners increase energy efficiency with clean heating and cooling systems.
The campaign will make it easier for property owners to install clean heating and cooling technologies to lower energy bills and reduce greenhouse gases, while keeping buildings and homes comfortable. The technologies include air-source heat pumps and ground-source heat pumps (aka geothermal), and heat-pump water heaters.
The first step on the path to clean heating and cooling is to have an energy audit and make efficiency improvements. An energy-efficient building is less expensive, more comfortable, better for the environment and ready for these increasingly attractive technologies that efficiently use electricity instead of gas or oil.
The program is working with two local contractors, Energy Conservation Specialists and the Hudson Valley Green Energy Group, that were competitively selected and will help consumers better understand their buildings’ energy efficiency needs, and make improvements that will pay for themselves in energy savings.