Bethel

Energy Prices in CT Are Rising. We Can Help …

The Town of Bethel and PACE have partnered to bring you HeatSmart Bethel. The program helps Bethel residents learn how to improve their home’s energy efficiency. We provide information about heating and cooling systems, connect you with qualified technicians, and help you take advantage of the many incentives available.

Ready to Get HeatSmart?

Call (203) 292-8088 — Mention HeatSmart Bethel

Welcome to HeatSmart Bethel

With the endorsement of the Bethel Board of Selectmen Bethel has partnered with PACE to launch the HeartSmart Bethel initiative.

HeatSmart Bethel is an education and outreach program to help residents:

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Save money with a basic energy audit

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Heat and cool your home on one system that can save money and is better for the environment

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Support clean, renewable energy efforts and contribute to Bethel’s leadership in environmental stewardship and conservation

Kathryn Hebert, Chair of Bethel Sustainability Commission

The Sustainable Bethel Commission was recently established by Town resolution with the primary mission to enhance the overall quality of life in Bethel and to make it more desirable in which to live, work and play.  The Commission’s primary goal is to develop, collaborate, support and implement sustainable projects including environmental, education, cultural and economic initiatives while engaging public input and participation.  Many of Bethel’s environmental goals have been achieved by the collaboration with the previous Bethel Energy Committee which is now folded into the Sustainable Bethel Commission.  The Commission plans to continue to develop energy efficiency and renewable energy for the Town of Bethel.  And, to continue working in partnership with PACE and the HeatSmart program improving clean energy, reducing pollution and saving residents hundreds of dollars in energy efficiencies.

Kathryn Hebert, D.B.A.

Chairman Sustainable Bethel Commission

Incentives and Assistance for Residents

The HeatSmart program connects you with pre-selected Home Energy Solutions (HES) contractors and Heat Pump specialists that have agreed to help Bethel 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 Bethel to improve building efficiency and heating and cooling options for residents.

The HeatSmart partners will help you navigate the State incentives program, as well as the new Federal incentives available through the Inflation Reduction Act. If you are planning on purchasing a heat pump, consider working with our no-cost energy concierge service.

Guidelines for Home Energy Solutions Income Eligible Program

Meet Our Heat Pump Partners

Work With Our No-Cost Energy Concierge Partner

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There are many options to choose from when it comes to your home’s energy needs. As part of the HeatSmart Bethel program, we have free energy consultants at the ready to help you make informed decisions. The I Heart My Home experts are unaffiliated with any vendors and will help you find the best solutions and incentives. Learn More About I Heart My Home

Or the No-Cost Energize CT Heat Pump Consulting Service

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Have you already completed your home energy solutions service from Energize CT and are just looking for some advice about heat pump options? Then the Energize CT no-cost heat pump consulting service may be a good choice for you. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Upcoming HeatSmart Events

Stay tuned …

Past HeatSmart Events

October 20 from 6:30-8pm – Insulation and Energy Efficiency

Location: Online

 

Residents of all HeatSmart towns are invited to this virtual program – just in time for the cold weather.  To Register and Learn More, Click the Link Below:

Insulation / Energy Efficiency (Virtual) | West Hartford Library (librarymarket.com)

April 13 at 7 pm – Heating and Cooling with Air Source Heat Pumps

Location: Bethel Library

Presenter: Tom James from 2020 Air

So what is the most efficient type of heating and cooling system on the market? Heat Pumps. These technologies are more efficient than traditional fuel systems. There are two main types of heat pumps—air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps. In tonight’s program, Tom James will tell us all about air source heat pumps. Adult participants who attend this meeting (or any of the meetings of this 3-session program) will be entered into the drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card.

Don’t miss our other program: May 11 @ 7pm – Heating and Cooling with Ground Source Heat Pumps

 


               

May 11 at 7 pm- Heating and Cooling with Ground Source Heat Pumps

Location: Bethel Library

 Presenter: Dandelion Staff

 In our final session of this three-part series, we’ll learn all about ground source heat pumps, sometimes called geothermal systems. An expert from Dandelion, a geothermal provider, will talk about how these systems work, their benefits, costs, and answer other questions you may have.  Adult participants who attend this meeting (or any of the meetings of this 3-session program) will be entered into the drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card.  To sign up or to learn more about the HeatSmart campaign, visit HeatSmartCT.org/Bethel

July 30 from 10-3pm – Bethel Energy Expo  

Location: 1 School Street (Rain or Shine)

Join us for a day of energy fun and information.

  • Visit the Energize CT Mobile Unit filled with kids’ activities
  • Opportunities to learn about solar, geothermal, insulation and more
  • Check out some electric vehicles
  • Test your energy trivia knowledge at the HeatSmart Bethel booth
  • Enjoy yummy food from a local food truck