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ITHACA, N.Y.—The Town of Ithaca is excited to partner with HeatSmart Tompkins on a Campaign for Clean Heating and Cooling that will run through August 2021. The campaign offers free assessments for energy improvements in homes and businesses, access to pre-vetted installers, and financial incentives. Participating buildings will see greater comfort, improved air quality, energy and cost savings, and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The campaign supports the Town’s Green New Deal goal of an equitable transition to carbon neutrality by 2030.

Want to Lower Your Home Energy Bills? Right now, generous financial incentives are available to low- and moderate-income households for insulation and air sealing, energy efficient heat pumps, and heat pump water heaters.

Here’s how it works. Sign up with HeatSmart via this quick and easy form to get a free assessment for home energy improvements such as insulation, heat pumps, and hybrid water heaters.

Want to learn more? The Town of Ithaca is hosting a Clean Heating and Cooling webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 7 p.m. Register at this link.

Still have questions? Email Nick Goldsmith, Sustainability Planner, at

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Managing Editor at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at