With the endorsement of the Guilford Board of Selectmen and the Sustainable Guilford Task Force, Guilford has partnered with PACE to launch the HeartSmart Guilford initiative this summer.
HeatSmart Guilford is an education and outreach program to help residents:
Save money with a basic energy audit
Heat and cool your home on one system that can save money and is better for the environment
Support clean, renewable energy efforts and contribute to Guilford’s leadership in environmental stewardship and conservation
For every energy audit that Guilford residents pursue during this initiative, our two home energy solutions partners will contribute $25 to ongoing energy education and outreach in Guilford!
All of us should be justifiably proud of Guilford’s accomplishment as a Silver Certified Community in the Sustainable CT program.
Our town is now engaged in supporting an initiative that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by switching home heating from fossil fuels to electricity as Connecticut’s electric generation becomes more renewable every year. Heat pumps allow us to do exactly that—and also cool our homes. They offer an innovative means to achieve both of these objectives. That is why Guilford has partnered with Peoples Action for Clean Energy (PACE) to encourage home energy audits and the adoption of low emission, heat pump systems to heat and cool homes throughout our community.
This initiative is supported by EnergizeCT incentives which help to defray specific program costs. Why not take advantage of this opportunity and learn from Guilford neighbors who are willing to discuss their own experiences with home energy audits and installations of environmentally-friendly heat pumps?
First Selectman Matt Hoey
Proud Supporter of HeatSmart Connecticut
The HeatSmart program connects you with pre-selected Home Energy Solutions (HES) contractors and Heat Pump specialists that have agreed to help Guilford conduct outreach and education. Residents are entirely free to work with other HES installers ( Call 1-877-WISE-USE / 1-877-947-3873) or to work with other HVAC professionals if they choose.
These selected professionals are working with Sustainable Guilford to improve building efficiency and heating and cooling options for residents.
The HeatSmart partners will help you navigate the State incentives program and understand the best heating, cooling, and efficiency options for your home.
Guilford shoreline photo courtesy of Rich Madonna