Bringing Affordable Energy Savings to Residents and Businesses
HeatSmart FLX South is helping families, small businesses and non-profits choose clean heating and cooling solutions and to reduce their energy costs. Through free consultations with residents and business the program connects folks to free energy audits (for homes)/low-cost energy studies (for businesses), weatherization, and energy efficiency upgrades tailored to each person. The goal is for more residents and businesses to adopt heat pump equipment for clean heating and cooling to lower energy use for consumers and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
HeatSmart FLX South serves Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, and Yates counties, in cooperation with the Cooperative Extension Associations of those counties.
Year 1 Accomplishments:
Connected with 189 program enrollees
Conducted 94 energy audits & heat pumps site visits
Had 25 heat pump & weatherization installations
Connected 18 households to over $192,000 of incentives
Year 2 - Over 25 Installations and Going Strong!
“Supporting our regional communities is at the heart of this work,” explained HeatSmart FLX South Campaign Director Erica Herman. “We offer free guidance and reduced-cost installations based on income. We want to see all families and small businesses taking advantage of the opportunity to reduce their heating costs and improve energy efficiency.”
We work with all incomes. Free, matching funds, incentives, and tax credits are available for program participants. Families that are eligible for HEAP could qualify for free weatherization of their home. And there are accessible opportunities for small businesses and non-profits.
The mission of HeatSmart FLX South is to provide equitable access to weatherization and energy efficiency upgrades, with the goal of households and small businesses adopting heat pump heating and cooling equipment to lower energy cost burdens for consumers and greenhouse gas emissions in our communities.
Based out of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County, we are a Clean Heating and Cooling Community funded by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA). Additional information can be found on the website www.heatsmartflxsouth.org.
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Last updated March 4, 2022