Want to start using green energy to heat and cool your home? The Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant will help you assess electric heat pumps as an alternative to fossil fuels!

October 12, 2021 By John Borger

On October 19 at 7:00 PM, HMLP’s residential HVAC partner, Abode Energy Management, will lead
a webinar about heat pumps. See URL below…

In Hingham, we share the goal set at Town Meeting 2021 to become carbon neutral
emissions in the city by 2040. As a mainly residential enclave, heating, ventilation and air conditioning
(aka HVAC), is our biggest challenge. The Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant has about 10,000 accounts,
and most of those households and businesses currently use fossil fuels for heat. Independently of
how concerned we are about climate change, few of us can afford to retire oil and gas fired furnaces
that function well and last for years to come. But how old is your system? Are you happy
with it? Do you suffer from price fluctuations for oil or gas? Does it fail at the most inopportune moments? Is the
likely you’ll need to replace or refurbish it in the next few years? Do you want central air conditioning with
possibilities to later use the same system for carbon-free heat? Now is the time to start planning a
orderly transition to new, green technology that puts you on the carbon-free side of the
ledger, where we all eventually need to be.

Air-to-water heat pumps that use the increasingly green power of HMLP are the right choice. Heat pumps are
a modern, efficient, all-electric HVAC solution that takes care of both heating and cooling in no time
single system. This is proven, eminently affordable technology. Forget what you heard about heat
pumps that are ineffective in our New England climate – that’s an urban legend now. Advanced Models
have been tested at thirteen degrees below zero in Vermont (the coldest day they could plan!) and
they worked efficiently and effectively. My wife and I are in our seventies and we enjoyed
precisely controlled heating, cooling and dehumidification in our 1880 farm since we
heat pump system in 2018. What a huge improvement in comfort and convenience compared to our old one
steam system and window air conditioners! Each room is a separate zone controlled with its own
programmable remote. The indoor units have dust filters that make the air you breathe cleaner.

But you don’t have to take my word for it. HMLP partners with Abode Energy Management to:
provide you with the support you need to evaluate these systems. Abode can put you in touch with a good
contractor and ensure that the proposed design of your system meets your needs. Read more about it here
exciting new option by attending Abode’s webinar on October 19 at 7:00 PM. For more information and
Register for the webinar, go to this link: ABODEEM.COM/HMLP. And don’t forget to fill in the time
your calendar – you don’t want to miss this!

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