Heat Pumps and how they help keep your bills down - SEON offers building science workshops in the New England / Northeast region. Photo Credit: Maria Shanina

Heat Pump Open House

Are you paying too much to heat your home, business, or rental property, or looking to cut your use of fossil fuels? A new generation of super-efficient electric heat pumps, suitable for northern climates, may be the answer for you. These devices provide heat and domestic hot water using 25-50% less energy than conventional systems. They are environmentally-friendly as well – 87% free of carbon emissions in Green Mountain Power territory. Heat pumps can also be combined with solar electric panels to provide 100% renewable energy.

You can learn more about the benefits of heat pumps at a free informational workshop on Monday, November 18 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Marlboro College Graduate Center,28 Vernon Street in downtown Brattleboro.

Peter Temple, Associate Professor of Architecture at Keene State College will review the different types of heat pumps available, along with costs, financial incentives and potential savings. Local installers of heat pumps will be on hand to discuss their products and services.

“Heat pumps make a lot of sense in an era of unstable fuel prices and climate change”, says Paul Cameron, Executive Director of Brattleboro Climate Protection.

“Integrating energy efficiency, heat pump technology, and renewables will go a long way toward saving money for families, meeting our State’s goal of 90% renewables by 2050, and displacing our heating oil consumption”, says Guy Payne, Executive Director of the Sustainable Energy Outreach Network.

The workshop is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

To register, or for more information, contact Paul Cameron at 802-251-8135 or pcameron@brattleboro.org.

Sponsored by Brattleboro Climate Protection, the Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON), Marlboro College Graduate Center, Brattleboro Savings & Loan, and River Valley Credit Union.

Photo Credit: Maria Shanina