Last week's webinar on cold climate heat pumps was really enlightening.
If you missed it, here are the slides presented by Chris Haringa of AbodeEnergy, as well as the slides from a Wellesley heat pump homeowner, Moneer Azzam. We'd like to give a big thanks to both of them, plus to Janice Coduri and Susan Bevilacqua, and others for their first-hand observations. You can view a video of the presentation here.
For more information, we suggest the following links:
1. Half-hour overview of heat pump technology for the New England climate, presented by Abode Energy and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership:
2. Wellesley MLP's Clean Comfort Program (free heat pump advice from Abode Energy plus MLP heat pump rebate info)
3. We suggest that you take the time to get a free energy audit, then completely weatherize your home (insulation, air sealing) before installing your heat pump.
You can get this free energy audit either through Homeworks Energy - a MassSave partner (if you heat your home with gas) or through Energy New England (if you heat with oil, propane or electric resistance).
Homeworks Energy also gives substantial rebates for weatherization.