Awardee Profiles

The Clearwater Home

It’s never fun moving into your first home when the heating system has to be fully replaced right away! Devon Clearwater met this challenge when he bought his first home in a nook of a mobile home park in Spencer, NY. He faced a number of issues getting his new place up to par. When Devon moved in, he was spending $200 a month on propane (that’s a lot for a small ranch house!), and some rooms didn’t even have ducts. He had to lug AC units in and out of windows in the summer, too. Thankfully, he found the cure to these ailments: multizone air source heat pumps! Snug Planet partnered with Devon to reduce his energy bills and get some even heating in his new home. After signing up with a local solar farm in Spencer, NY, he’s so happy to live in a net zero home, all while on a limited budget. Devon works at Goodyear Auto in Ithaca, NY, and is a proud recipient of a $2,997 combined Climate Fund/HeatSmart grant for his new air source heat pump system, keeping 40 tons of CO2 out of the atmosphere.

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