Awardee Profiles

The Beers Home

Along with their new home on West Hill, the Beers acquired a rental unit with tenants that are also on a modest income. When the valve on the natural gas-fired boiler (50 years old!) in the rental crashed in the middle of a frigid holiday season, they knew they had to act swiftly. Karim, as the coordinator of Get Your GreenBack Tompkins, knew about the various incentives they could tap into, even as landlords, to wean their rental property off fossil fuels. Rather than putting in another $1,000 to keep the old fossil fuel infrastructure afloat, Simply Installs partnered with the Beers to replace the old boiler with a multi-zone air source heat pump. They’re so pleased for the heat pump’s additional dehumidifying properties, air conditioning, and that their tenants can be fossil-free! As first-time homeowners and landlords, Karim and Alba and their sons Ali and Noah are super excited to do their part in tackling climate change. Their project will remove 19 tons of CO2 over the lifespan of the improvements. Offsetters raised $479 for the Beers family, and they won an additional $2,000 HeatSmart incentive for their rental unit’s heat pump. Thanks to local offsetters, in an emergency situation, we were able to support a local family in their time of need.

Share this post