"I think the coaching is a great resource -- this technology is still unfamiliar to many people, so it's important to have access to knowledgeable people who are advising without trying to sell something." - Mav P.
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Meet the Coaches!
Years of experience as a science journalist have left me pretty good at explaining stuff. Gut rehabbing a West Concord cape imparted a basic familiarity with home renovation. But mainly what I bring to my job as a heating/cooling coach is enthusiasm for the potential of heat pumps to slash carbon emissions while (in many cases) saving money. My job isn’t to hard sell anyone, though. Abode Energy Management, in tandem with the Concord Municipal Light Plant, has hired me to help my fellow Concordians arrive at the best heating and cooling solutions for their homes and businesses, given their budgets and priorities, whether that involves heat pumps or just a free energy audit and some extra insulation.
Living in Concord since 1987, I’ve always looked for ways to reduce our carbon footprint, while increasing the value of our home. We’ve completed a number of projects, most recent of which included adding solar panels and an air source heat pump system. Now, as a Heating and Cooling Coach for CMLP and Abode Energy Management, I look forward to helping others benefit from the latest heat pump systems, reduce their carbon footprint, hopefully save money and in our small way, help to save the planet.
When I’m not coaching, I run a small video production and media restoration business, play a lot of tennis, and attend to my fruit trees and raised bed garden. I’m also a groupie for my daughter’s band Honey & Soul, and I enjoy visiting my son’s family, including my two grandsons.
Our aim is to make the process of switching to heat pumps easier while respecting the client’s needs and priorities. Our coaches are not HVAC professionals, but they do have a good understanding of heating and cooling systems, and should be able to answer specific questions. If need be, they’ll seek more in-depth technical input from the Heat Pump Specialist at Abode Energy Management, our Concord Clean Comfort Program Administrator.
Please note: during the COVID-19 pandemic, heating/cooling coaching services will be offered via video-conference, telephone, or in-person, but only if both client and coach choose to do so, with proper COVID-19 protocols followed.
The Customer agrees to waive any and all claims against Abode Energy Management, the Town of Concord, and the Concord Municipal Light Plant that may arise out of Abode's consultation with the Customer. Any and all contracts entered into by the Customer are solely between the Customer and their Contractor or Service Provider.
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