Heat Pump Case Studies

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CASE STUDIES

Thanks to Concord's Comprehensive Sustainability and Energy Committee, we have a number of case studies about Concord residents who have transitioned their homes to climate-friendly heat pumps for heating and cooling. The case studies cover a range of home sizes and styles, new construction and retrofits, and everything from partial conversions to whole-home transitions to electric. Explore these case studies to learn from your neighbors about how a heat pump transition could work for you.

The Van de Wilden Home - Choosing Electric for a New Concord Home

For MaryWren and Philip van de Wilden, going electric with their new build was a top priority. When their boys grew up and moved out, longtime Concord residents, the van der Wildens knew it was time for a differently configured home. The answer was a custom-designed new build where part of the house could be closed off when not needed, thereby saving on bills and energy use. Click to read the case study.

The Miller Home - Living in a new construction net-zero ready home

When Janet was looking for a house in Concord in 2011, she wanted to be in walking distance of shops and public transport. She found that and far more in Concord Riverwalk, an energy-efficient housing development that was under construction. She has always been an environmentalist and this was perfect to her. Janet is happy to report that she now been happily ensconced in her comfortable, energy-efficient house for almost a decade! Click here to read the case study.

The Hubbard-Nelson Home - Transition from gas to heat pumps in stages

The Hubbard-Nelsons are working to move their home from gas to air-source heat pumps. Andrea and Brad have been in their Nashawtuc Rd home since 2014, and have been slowly transitioning their home to electric in an effort to get off fossil fuels. The heat pumps have made the home more comfortable in winter and especially summer, with low energy costs thanks to a Solar PV array on the roof. Click here to read the case study.

The Sharpe Home - Installing heat pumps, one floor at a time

Doug and Ann Sharpe installed a partial house heat pump system in 2020 when an air conditioning unit needed replacement. They are prioritizing replacing fossil fuel equipment with heat pumps when their heating and cooling equipment reach end of life. Click here to read the case study.

The Jones Home - From oil to ground-source heat pumps

After living in her Concord home for over 25 years, Sharon Jones made the decision to transition off fossil fuels to heat and cool her home. Now with a ground-source heat pump, she has seen an enormous increase in comfort level. “It’s perfect all the time,” she says. “It’s like being in the lobby of a nice hotel. It’s always perfect and you don’t even think about it.” Click here to read the case study.

The Meuller Home - Striving for net zero with solar and heat pumps

Josef and Linda moved to Concord in 2010. They studied their energy needs for their new home for the first year and developed a goal to try to make their home net zero energy. In 2011 they started to making energy improvements. Click here to read the case study.

The Moriarty Home - Weatherization and heat pumps provide savings

Brad & Allison Moriarty retrofitted their Concord home in2015. At the time, it was heated with oil and electric resistance, and poorly insulated, resulting in high heating costs. They made a decision to retrofit for efficiency by improving the home's weatherization and installing a new heat pump system. Click here to read the case study.

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