Through community events, open houses, and workshops, HeatSmart CNY will provide information about sustainable heating and cooling systems, and provide access to vetted and trusted installers. HeatSmart participants will learn what they can do to improve the efficiency and comfort of their homes and buildings, and receive a free site visit and evaluation to determine which clean heating and cooling technologies are best suited for their home or business. In select communities, targeted campaigns may provide additional savings on installation costs by signing up multiple homes in a short time period. We also have some grants available for low and moderate income households to help defray the up-front costs to switching to a heat pump.
HeatSmart CNY is part of a bigger movement statewide! HeatSmart programs are also available in other counties and municipalities, through NYSERDA’s Clean Heating and Cooling Communities program.
HeatSmart CNY helps connect home and building owners with the many programs available to help reduce the costs of energy efficiency upgrades—like insulation, air sealing, and efficient electric heat pumps—as part of our energy system’s move towards beneficial electrification. We partner with select reputable installers to take you from awareness to education to implementation. We are making homes in our region more comfortable, more cost-effective, and better for the environment. HeatSmart CNY works with home and building owners in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties.
We are a grassroots community initiative to support residents and businesses in exploring ways to improve how they heat their buildings. We will connect you to local heating and cooling experts who offer energy efficiency retrofits and the latest energy efficient technologies, such as geothermal systems, cold climate air source heat pumps, and hot water heat pumps. The campaign is a partnership between the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board and Alliance for a Green Economy, and it is directed by community leaders who are volunteering their time to support this effort. If you’re considering a new heating or cooling system, if you’re interested in finding out how to save energy in your home, or if you’re wondering what you can do to help address climate change, this campaign is for you!
Questions? Contact us to talk about your options with our experts.
1-833-315-HEAT or 315-313-5050
Lindsay Speer, Campaign Manager
315-313-5050, extension 1
Dick Kornbluth, Home Energy Coach (Insulation and Air Sealing Expert)
315-313-5050, extension 2
John Manning, Heat Pump Expert
315-313-5050, extension 4