New programs in Northampton to help residents lower energy bills

HeatSmart Northampton and Ener-G Save to benefit city residents

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Northampton is offering residents two new energy programs designed to lower their bills and be kind to the environment.

Despite the U.S. pulling out of the Paris Accord, cities like Northampton are taking their own steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The programs that the city has launched are called “HeatSmart Northampton” and “Ener-G-Save.”

They are expected to save residents money on their energy bills and reduce carbon emissions.

Here is how the programs work: HeatSmart Northampton reduces the cost of installing environmentally-friendly heat pumps; a new technology to heat and cool your business or home.

“Well, I think it’s a no-brainer. I think if you have concern about the environment at all, why not minimize the use of power, if you can. What do you have to lose? Nothing. You have everything to gain and the planet has everything to gain,” Rick Colson of Northampton said.

Ener-G-Save provides homeowners with thermal images, so they can identify areas where heat is leaking from their home. Some Northampton homeowners can expect to see thermal images of their single-family homes in September.

HeatSmart Northampton will be signing people up from late July through early 2018.

For more information on the two programs, click here.