THE CLEAN HEAT SOLUTION
Hey New York! Get Rid of Your Dirty Heat and Get a Rebate!
Who doesn’t want to help the environment and make a few bucks at the same time? If you live in New York State, now you can. Ductless Heat Pump systems are transforming the way New York heats and cools their home. Clean Heating and Clean Cooling is easy when Go Ductless.
The Dirty Heat Problem
First, let’s talk about the problem. Soot pollution in the biggest cities in New York state was the culprit for more than 3,000 deaths each year. An Environment Defense Fund survey revealed that buildings using the dirtiest heating methods (heating oil) created more soot than all of NYC’s cars and trucks combined!
Burning fossil fuels releases particulates, sulfur dioxide gas, and other compounds that can be harmful to human health. In fact, it’s estimated that tens of thousands of people in the United States die early every year due to fossil fuel emissions.
Besides the impact on the air we breathe, traditional heating methods using fossil fuels, such as oil, coal, or natural gas are expensive to produce and damage the environment. It increases the carbon footprint, air pollution, global warming, and the increased risk of oil spills.
Fortunately, there are more environmentally-friendly alternatives to keep your home or business warm.
The Clean Heat Solution
Now, the solution. New York has a goal to reduce carbon emissions throughout the state and is offering a range of initiatives to make switching to heat pumps more affordable. The New York State Clean Heat program is encouraging residents, small businesses, commercial facilities, and multifamily building owners to install cold climate air source heat pumps (ASHP), energy-efficient ground source heat pumps (GSHP), and heat pump water heaters (HPWH).
Benefits of using these forms of clean heat can:
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Lower energy costs
- Lower volatility of energy bills
- Provide greater comfort and better Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
- Provide a long-term solution that is easier to maintain
If you work with a contractor participating in the program, you may be eligible to get substantial rebates from your electric utility company. That makes ductless heat pumps an even more attractive option.
Save Energy with An Eco-Friendly Ductless Heat Pump
The Ductless Heat Pump (also known as a Ductless Mini Split) is an eco-friendly and clean heat product. As an air-source heat pump, ductless heat pumps provide a greatly reduced carbon footprint and offer greater efficiency than other solutions. That efficiency translates into monthly savings on energy bills. Many home owners report savings of up to 50% on their utility bills.
They’re also easier to install. There’s no need for ductwork which makes it a very attractive alternative for older homes or any facility that doesn’t have ducts already. You may not know that if you if you do have ducts, it’s probably costing you. Traditional forced air heating and cooling equipment forces air through a maze of duct work. That duct work has often been ignored and has developed leaks over time which costs you money. The US Department of Energy estimates homes can lose up to 30% more energy solely from leaks in ductwork.
Because they use less energy, ductless heat pumps are better for the environment. Energy Star certified ductless heating and cooling systems are more energy-efficient than minimum US government standards. The refrigerant in the system used to cool the air is also environmentally friendly, which reduces the impact of air conditioning on the ozone layer.
They also require minimal maintenance. You don’t need to clean out ductwork, check for leaks, or clean out vents. Regular checkups can keep your system operating at peak performance for years to come.
Of course, one of the biggest advantages of ductless heat pumps is the flexibility. When you’re using a traditional ducted heating and cooling system, there’s one setting for the entire home. This leads to hot and cool spots and causes arguments over the right temperature settings. Ductless heat pumps can work together to heat and cool your home, but they can also be set to operate in zones or individual rooms. This means everyone can set it at the right temperature for their comfort. It also saves energy (and money) by heating and cooling only the rooms that are occupied.
Participating Utility Companies
If you’re serviced by one of these participating utility companies, you may be eligible for the rebates for installing clean heating systems.
- Central Hudson Gas & Electric
- Con Edison
- National Grid
- New York State Electric and Gas Corporation
- Orange & Rockland
- PSEG Long Island
- Rochester Gas & Electric
If your utility company is not listed, contact your Ductless HVAC contactor to ask about their participation in the Clean Heat program or other rebate programs they may have available for installing eco-friendly ductless heat pumps in your area. They will get you off to the right start and guide you through the process so you can get maximum benefit. They will also be able to advise you of the products which quality for rebates.
Finding a Clean Energy Contractor
When it comes to finding a contractor, you need to know that not every HVAC contractor is a selected Clean Heat contractor. And not every contractor has been fully trained and qualified to advise you on the right ductless system for your home. An experienced contractor realizes that homes come in all shapes and sizes. When you Go Ductless you get freedom of choice because a ductless system is flexible and scalable. Ductless Heat Pumps are available in both single split and multi split models so they can zoned for room to room comfort.
The first step and most important step is to choose the right Ductless HVAC contractor. They’ll make sure to match the right product to your needs and also ensure a professional installation. You’ll find them right here on the Ductless Directory.
Help Protect the Environment, Reduce Your Carbon Footprint, and Save Money
Choosing a ductless heat pump helps the environment, saves you money, and provides clean heat. Plus, you get the added bonus of AC for the hot summer months. Don’t delay as rebates and incentives are in play now!