Get a feel for the solutions offered through the program and learn about our partner installers. You can learn about these options on this page, by exploring our website, or by attending one of our workshops.
Know the system and installer right for you? Still want to talk it over? We can help you either way! Use the form on this page to enroll with HeatSmart CNY. Enrollment is free and there is never any obligation. By enrolling, you are signing yourself up to learn more about your home or small commercial building, to get a quote(s) from a qualified contractor, and to have our independent HeatSmart CNY expert team help answer your questions and navigate this process with you.
After you enroll, your chosen contractor(s) will contact you to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation visit. You’ll be able to discuss your goals and find out whether your home or business could become more efficient through insulation and air sealing, and what types of heat pumps or other energy technologies might work for you. At the visit, you’ll be able to discuss your goals with the contractor and learn more about your options. After the visit, you can request a quote for the options discussed. The installer will also tell you about incentives, grants, financing, tax credits or other programs you may qualify for.
Once you receive a quote from the installer you are working with, you can ask any questions you still have, or raise concerns. HeatSmart CNY is always here to help! If you have further questions about the options presented by by our partner installers, the technologies available, or incentives offered, we are only a phone call or an email away. Our team is here to answer your questions, to serve as an independent sounding board for any concerns you have, and to advocate for your needs. Give us a call at 833-315-HEAT (833-315-4328).
When you’re ready, you can sign a contract with your chosen installer and move forward with the work you have chosen. You’ll join a growing community of people in Central New York taking steps to reduce their energy use and improve their homes and the environment.
Insulation & Air Sealing
How good is your insulation? Most homes and businesses start with an energy audit to figure out where to stop the heat from leaking in and out of the building. No matter how you heat, you can save energy with better insulation and sealing air leaks!
Ground Source Heat Pumps (“Geothermal”)
The most energy efficient option but also the most expensive to install. Great for homes and buildings wanting to get to “net zero,” and power their heating with solar. Homes wanting to continue using radiant heat should also consider geothermal.
Air Source Heat Pumps
Cold climate air source heat pumps work great in CNY, even as low as -15° F. Systems are available for homes both with and without ductwork. Outdoor units look like air conditioners and do not need much space.
Dual Fuel Heat Pumps
Households on gas and looking to install air conditioning might consider this option. Pairing a gas furnace with a cold climate air source heat pump allows for the homeowner to choose whether to use gas or efficient electric for heat. Less expensive but less efficient than a whole home heat pump system.
Heat Pump Water Heaters
At least 2.5x more efficient than conventional gas or electric water heaters, and even provide some dehumidification as a side benefit! These work best in unfinished basements.