Concord residents looking to reduce their carbon footprint or their heating bills may get an assist from a new campaign by education and group purchasing organization HeatSmart Mass.
The campaign, dubbed HeatSmart CCL by the group, allows residents and businesses in Concord, Carlisle and Lincoln to purchase air-source and ground-source heat pumps and modern wood heating systems at a discounted rate from select providers.
“Of the three options, ground-source heat is the most efficient,” Jan Aceti,Energy Conservation Coordinator at Concord Municipal Light Plant, said.
Aceti explained that ground-source heat systems take advantage of temperatures underground remaining fairly consistent year-round. In the winter, the system can gather heat from the relatively warmer earth underground and pump it up into a home. In the summer, it does the reverse, pumping heat down from a home into the relatively cooler ground.
Because the process doesn’t require combustion, Aceti said the system requires much less energy to heat or cool a house than traditional methods. (read more)
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