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HeatSmart Capital Region
HeatSmart Capital Region is a community initiative funded by the New York State Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and managed by the Albany Affordable Housing Partnership in partnership with Capital District Community Energy, which supports residents in exploring ways to improve how they heat and cool their buildings.
The campaign will connect you with highly vetted local heating and cooling experts who offer the latest in energy efficient technology, such as geothermal systems, cold climate air source heat pumps, and hot water heat pumps. If you’re considering replacing an aging heating or cooling system, are interested in finding out how to save energy in your home, or simply wondering what you can do to help address climate change, this campaign is for you!
How Does HeatSmart Capital Region Work?
Through community events, open houses, and workshops, HeatSmart Capital Region provides information about sustainable heating and cooling systems, and provides access to trusted installers.
HeatSmart participants learn how they can improve the efficiency and comfort of their homes and buildings, and if needed receive a free site visit and evaluation to determine which clean heating and cooling technologies are best suited for their needs. In select communities, targeted campaigns may provide additional savings on installation costs by signing up multiple homes in a short period of time. There may also be grants available for low and moderate income households to help defray the up-front costs of switching to heat pump technology.
Who is Eligible?
Residents who live within the Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Rensselaer, Warren, Washington, Columbia and Greene Counties are eligible to participate in HeatSmart Capital Region. Renters are also encouraged to reach out to their landlords about participation.